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    The Caribbean must think carefully about how and where to ‘build back better’ after the hurricanes of 2017

The Caribbean must think carefully about how and where to ‘build back better’ after the hurricanes of 2017

“Building back better” to create more resilient societies is a laudable goal, but every country is different and there are no quick fixes. By taking into account topographical differences, reforming building codes, and reviving ecosystems, the Caribbean can take a significant step in the right direction, write Emily Wilkinson and Rachael Steller (Overseas Development Institute).

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    US trade sanctions are also hurting Jamaica, Guyana, and the wider Caribbean

US trade sanctions are also hurting Jamaica, Guyana, and the wider Caribbean

The Trump administration’s “America First” policy and sanctions on Russia and Venezuela have significant unintended consequences in the Caribbean, especially for the bauxite industries of Jamaica and Guyana, writes David Jessop (Caribbean Council).

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    The future of Caribbean sugar will depend on the region’s capacity for cooperation

The future of Caribbean sugar will depend on the region’s capacity for cooperation

As CARICOM trade ministers meet to discuss the future of Caribbean sugar, David Jessop (Caribbean Council) argues that successful protection of the industry will require that the four exporting countries, their fractious sugar industries, and food and drink manufacturers jointly recognise the long-term benefits that could flow from integration.

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    Extreme weather events in the Caribbean call for a rethink of how Official Development Assistance is allocated

Extreme weather events in the Caribbean call for a rethink of how Official Development Assistance is allocated

The international community must reassess the developmental aid system to take account of the vulnerability of specific regions to the effects climate change, regardless of their income status, writes Polly Hatfield.