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    The Iron Lady of the Caribbean at LSE: remembering Dominica’s Eugenia Charles 100 years after her birth

The Iron Lady of the Caribbean at LSE: remembering Dominica’s Eugenia Charles 100 years after her birth

One hundred years on from her birth in May 1919, Sonia Gomes (LSE Library) looks back at the life of Dominica’s first female prime minister Eugenia Charles, from her time studying law at LSE in post-war London to her return to the Caribbean, the beginnings of her legal practice, and her ultimate rise to national and international prominence.

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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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    Full steam ahead: geothermal energy can fuel the future of the Eastern Caribbean

Full steam ahead: geothermal energy can fuel the future of the Eastern Caribbean

Though geothermal energy is a more involved and expensive undertaking than other renewables, its significant benefits make it an ideal way for the Eastern Caribbean to gain greater energy independence, reduce energy costs, and achieve sustainable development, writes Judith Ephraim (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States).

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    Building back better in the Caribbean requires supportive international finance

Building back better in the Caribbean requires supportive international finance

The time has come for the international community to shape a financial architecture that is more supportive of small island states’ special circumstances and needs, writes Gail Hurley (United Nations Development Programme).

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    Caribbean ‘Citizenship by Investment’ is becoming a dangerous race to the bottom

Caribbean ‘Citizenship by Investment’ is becoming a dangerous race to the bottom

Although Citizenship by Investment schemes showed early promise as a spur to national development, increasing competition in the region and beyond is creating a dangerous zero-sum game in which states try to offset declining income by further reducing pricing, writes David Jessop (Caribbean Council).