When it comes to understanding crime and violence, police records only tell us half the story (literally). But to design effective crime prevention and reduction policies we need the other half. While an important source, police statistics only capture a portion of crimes due to under-reporting and under-recording. In the case of the Caribbean, the most prevalent crimes are … [Read more...] about What is missing from police crime statistics?
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https://vimeo.com/179846945 IDB Series: Crime and Violence in the Caribbean from Caribbean Country Department IDB on Vimeo. In this interview, Heather Sutton* discusses the latest findings on Crime and Violence in the Caribbean. Ms. Sutton recently edited the technical notes ‘IDB Series: Crime and Violence in the Caribbean’. Below you will find a short summary of the … [Read more...] about IDB Series: Crime and Violence in the Caribbean
Two Trinis walk into a Metro station late at night, one male, one female wearing nothing but what can only be referred to as tightie whities, hospital shoes, fish headpieces and some sort of wing contraption. What sounds like the … [Read more...] about Carnival Tabanca is an affliction and the Carnival Gateway is your cure
The economic literature of ‘investment under uncertainty’ has been used in many different contexts: investment of manufacturing firms, in financial instruments, etc. But perhaps the best application of the theoretical model is related to oil and gas investment. A recent paper, IDB-WP-661, brings these lessons to Trinidad and Tobago, discussing the dos and don’ts of taxation … [Read more...] about The Thin Blue Line of a Long Horizon: How much should Trinidad and Tobago Tax Policies Encourage Oil and Gas Investment?
Photo courtesy of The Supernormal Band – an upcoming Rock Band in T&T … [Read more...] about Trinidad & Tobago – Not Just Calypso, Soca and Chutney