What’s Next for the Caribbean: Priorities Come to Roost, a conversation with Scott McDonald, Ph.D, Chief Economist, Smith’s Research & Gradings

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The shock of the pandemic to Caribbean economies across the board has been seismic and is occurring during a worldwide health crisis and global geopolitical shifts between east and west which have huge implications for the Caribbean. With the disruption of tourism which accounts for up to 90 percent of many Caribbean economies, and challenges to meet international debt obligations, Caribbean states are struggling to keep their economies afloat. Here to help us understand what is next for the region is Dr. Scott McDonald, Chief Economist at Smith’s Research & Gradings, a financial, credit research and analytics grading firm. Dr. McDonald has decades of experience understanding sovereign debt, international finance, and geopolitical risk, and has a long-standing interest in the Caribbean. His article, “COVID-19, the Caribbean and what comes next”, can be seen at https://theglobalamericans.org/2020/07/covid-19-the-caribbean-and-what-comes-next/

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