The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) will this week host a virtual forum on finding a people’s centred approach to the post coronavirus (COVID-19) economic recovery in the Caribbean.
The June edition of the Caribbean Economic Forum carded for Thursday will be held under the theme “Putting People at the Centre of Development in the Caribbean.
Governor of the Central Bank Cleviston Haynes noted that the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has been severe and will require the region to rebuild economies.
“Even before the pandemic, our region’s leaders set up the CARICOM Commission on the Economy to find common solutions to what are very much common challenges, and such an effort has become even more critical now as the region seeks to rebuild,” said Governor Haynes, adding “one major outcome from the Commission’s work is a report that is intended to offer a blueprint for the way forward.
“We, therefore, felt it was important to have members of the commission on our panel for this very timely discussion,” he added.
The Commission members include its chairman, Professor Avinash Persaud and Dr. Damien King, the executive director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI).
They will be joined by Dr. Jan Yves Remy, Deputy Director, Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services.