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Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies

UWI-GLOBAL Belt and Road Research Bulletin

In the Current Issue

Infrastructure-Led Development: Making the Belt and Road Initiative Work for the Caribbean
by Melanie Callender-Forde

The Caribbean-China Relationship: What Lies Beneath the Headlines
by Francois Jackman

Differing Human Rights Traditions Between China and the Commonwealth Caribbean - The Challenges of Convergence
by Hamid Ghany




Current News

Golding Sees Possibility of New Cold War
Former Jamaica Prime Minister Bruce Golding is arguing that a vow among G7 countries to work together to counter China's increasing presence in developing countries could see the emergence of a new cold war similar to that waged between the United States and the Soviet Union between the 1960s and 70s.
The G-7 wants to mobilize new global financing as an alternative to China’s multilateral push
Over the weekend, President Biden and other Group of 7 leaders announced a new Build Back Better World (B3W) partnership to mobilize hundreds of billions of dollars toward infrastructure and other development projects. 
Trinidad seeks loan from China
The Trinidad and Tobago government Tuesday defended its decision to seek a multi-million dollar loan from China, rather than from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), saying Beijing was not imposing any stringent conditionalities on the oil rich twin island republic.
G7 meet underscores fault lines on China
The Group of Seven (G7) has come a long way since its inception in the mid-1970s