My special guest Ambassador Dr. Richard Bernal, an eminent economist and experienced diplomat, in conversation with Ambassador Curtis Ward discuss the fragility of Caribbean economies and the economic impact of the double whammy, the COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine . We discussed the disruptions in food and energy supplies and the prospects for near- and long-term relief.
Our conversation also elaborated on the positive impact of diaspora remittances on Caribbean development and economies, and the phenomenal increases in remittances during the COVID pandemic and other times of crisis. Ambassador Bernal advises Caribbean governments to view the Diaspora as an integral part of the Caribbean economy .
Real Talk with Ambassador Curtis Ward is produced by Larry Sindass / Sindass Productions.