After two tumultuous years, 2023 remains characterized by headwinds facing countries across the world. Our previous publications have highlighted the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 shock to economies across the Caribbean region, particularly given its extreme dependence on external demand for resources, tourism, and finance. Just as the pandemic’s effects began to … [Read more...] about Headwinds facing the post-pandemic recovery in the Caribbean
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Without question, the digital grocery ecosystem is shaping the future of retail. E-commerce is growing and rapid rates of digital grocery transformation continue across the globe. Propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the digital economy is emerging in Latin America and the Caribbean, and vendors need to be responsive to the opportunities and risks associated with disruptive … [Read more...] about Closing the digital divide: Leaving no one behind in the grocery ecosystem
Finalists in a celebratory mood at the Pr.A.I.S.E. for the Public Sector ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad on December 7, 2022. Public institutions and the public sector play a critical role in improving the lives of a country’s citizens. In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a need to enhance the efficient delivery of public services – one of several priorities of the … [Read more...] about Pr.A.I.S.E. for raising the bar in the Trinidad & Tobago public sector
This series aims to explore how the digital grocery ecosystem will shape the future of retail in Trinidad & Tobago. In our previous case Accessing the Digital Shelf – The Small Vendor Reality, we explored the reality of most small businesses; that there are many obstacles preventing them from progressing or growing in a digital landscape. This gap is one of the reasons why … [Read more...] about The Online Operation: Small Grocer Opportunity in a Digital World
By Rocío Medina-Bolívar and Dana King Trinidad’s first National Women’s Health Survey maps out the complexity of effectively ending family violence Christine Chuniesingh is one of the most recent victims of intimate partner violence to reach the front page of Trinidad and Tobago’s national newspapers. Her brutal murder is a tragic example of the horror of intimate … [Read more...] about Is there an effective way to end family violence?