The support of the Pandemic Fund The Caribbean is characterized by small populations with highly interconnected countries and porous borders. When you add the tropical climate to these factors, the region becomes particularly vulnerable to the risk of disease outbreaks due to their rapid spread. This was evident during the spread of COVID-19: its transmission to all … [Read more...] about How the Caribbean prepares for future pandemics
Despite recent improvements, the Caribbean region is still grappling with headwinds affecting social dynamics, fiscal outcomes, and economic growth. Global commodity prices—particularly for food and energy—remain volatile and above pre-pandemic levels, straining household budgets. While true that tourism dependent economies have seen this crucial sector recover, and commodity … [Read more...] about Despite persistent headwinds, the Caribbean sees a robust post-pandemic recovery
Background At the intersection between the pinnacle of technological advancement and intelligence, society has achieved remarkable feats, like self-driving cars and manned lunar missions. However, we are perennially challenged by the Herculean task of avoiding traffic congestion in major cities, towns and transport corridors across the Caribbean including getting a … [Read more...] about Is public transport the antidote to traffic congestion in Trinidad and Tobago?
With the onset of the pandemic, the world stopped. A previously unknown threat made us drastically change our way of living. This is the first entry in a series of blogposts about the structural changes that the pandemic brought to the tourism sector in the Caribbean. Countries where the sector represented 30%, 40%, 50%, or even more of their GDP saw their tourist activity … [Read more...] about Has the region’s tourism sector already overcome the pandemic’s impact?
Please join us on a small adventure where the only thing you need to pack is your imagination… Imagine the tropical Amazonian rainforest of Suriname with dense canopies of vegetation and through the dense forest flows a beautiful river called the Suriname River. Across the rapids and through one of the many sandy banks of this river you will find the entrance to the village … [Read more...] about Reigniting Empowerment of tribal women in Suriname