Team Group: Group One

Samantha Chaitram

Samantha S.S. Chaitram is a Fellow with the Caribbean Policy Consortium, Research Manager at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, and a part-time Spanish interpreter for the Ministry of National Security, Trinidad and Tobago.  She is also an External Consultant with the Migration Unit, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington D.C.  She is the author of American Foreign Policy in the English-speaking Caribbean: From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020.   She is both a Fulbright alumna (2012) and an alumna of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on U.S. Foreign Policy.  She has taught International Trade at the Institute of International Relations, the University of the West Indies and at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago.  She also served as the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Academic Coordinator for the 2019 Regional Trade Policy Course for […]

Bruce Zagaris

Bruce Zagaris is a Fellow with the Caribbean Policy Consortium, Partner, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe, LLP; formerly lecturer, Univ. of the West Indies Faculty of Law.  He consulted for the USAID, helping prepare a project paper for the Caribbean Justice Improvement Project (CJIP) in 1985-86.  He has consulted for several CARICOM governments on financial services, tax treaties, and international law. In 1991, he consulted for the British High Commission in the Caribbean, advising dependent territories on developments with respect to the supervision and regulation of offshore banks and trust companies. In the mid-1990s, for the UN International Drug Control Program (UNDCP, now UNODC), he evaluated a UNDCP project operated by one of the Univ. of the West Indies campuses on training judges, magistrates and prosecutors on money laundering and asset forfeiture.  In 2007, he advised CFATF on economic nationality programs and attended its meeting in Trinidad & Tobago. In 2008, […]