Inflation has now become a global issue which is threatening to further put pressure on household budgets. Naturally causing the poorest people to feel this pinch the most, especially in countries that are reliant on food imports like Trinidad and Tobago.
Our neighbouring islands have so much to offer. Each can boast of their unique flora and fauna, Festival and Culinary (gastronomic) Tourism. Geographically we are so close, yet, when it comes to traveling and the cost involved, we can feel so far. After speaking to many people in Trinidad and Tobago about their travels within the Caribbean, it’s no surprise that most have visited no more than two islands within the region.
In the context of COVID-19 where there has been income losses and increased food prices due to movement restrictions, there is the creation of local shortages and higher food prices, which makes ensuring food security now and in the future more important than ever.
Populations all over the world are not healthy but they are progressing towards recovery, some faster than others. And why is that?
In order for the human body to recover when it becomes injured it needs to repair the broken blood vessels and grow new tissue, and red blood cells are integral in providing a foundation for this healing process. So, what does this have to with economics?
One of our contributors, Neeta Oudit, explains the likely reality of the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine.