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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
16/06/2021
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
16/06/2021
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
15/06/2021
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
15/06/2021
The Group of Seven (G7) has come a long way since its inception in the mid-1970s 
China reminds us why the Caribbean is vital to US strategic interests
12/06/2021
The Caribbean is vital to the strategic interests of the United States. It is the U.S. “front door” for maritime logistics, finance and tourism and generations of immigrants from the Caribbean that have helped shape U.S. society and culture.