In a global economy struggling to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, contending with climate change, and being haunted by the return of rough and tumble geopolitical risk, U.S.-Caribbean relations are in the process of re-alignment. In many regards, the old business order has been turned on its head and new opportunities and risks are emerging for U.S. and Caribbean companies. Indeed, there is a greater sense that the business landscape is changing and from the creative side there is a sense of energy about opportunities. Nearshoring has returned as a powerful force in this, touching upon everything from Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and captive insurance to the development of creative and orange economy and blue economy business activities.

Full paper by Dr. Scott B MacDonald can be accessed here


Dr. Scott MacDonald
Chief Economist, Smith’s Research & Gradings


Mr. Steven Whittingham
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, GraceKennedy Financial Group

Mr. Anthony Ali
Chief Executive Officer, Goddard Enterprises Limited

Dr. Damie Sinanan
Manager, Competitiveness and Export Promotion, Caribbean Export Development Agency


Dr. Jan Yves Remy
Director, Shridath Ramphal Center for International Trade Law Policy and Services, U.W.I Cave Hill Campus

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