Caribbean Trade Law and Development

Trade law, development and policy through a Caribbean lens

In the Media

November 2020 – Alicia Nicholls was a guest on Episode 3 of the podcast “China in the Caribbean” where she discussed trade in the Caribbean.

November 2020 – Alicia Nicholls’ article “Deepening Caribbean trade and tourism” was published as an abridged version in the Barbados Business Authority.

November 2020 – Alicia Nicholls was quoted in this editorial by Barbados Today entitled “Guarding our democracy from apathy“.

November 2020 – Alicia Nicholls’ article “US Elections 2020: What’s at stake for the Caribbean” was published as an abridged version in the Barbados Business Authority.

November 2020 – Alicia Nicholls was one of the guests on WI Global’s “The Living Room” show episode 23 “Elections in the USA: The Caribbean point of view“.

October 2020 – Alicia Nicholls was a panelist at the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) Global Business Week Conference 2020 on the panel entitled “New Opportunities for trade to and from Barbados”.

October 2020 – Alicia Nicholls was the moderator for an UNCTAD-SRC Webinar entitled “International Investment Agreement (IIA) Reform in the Caribbean and the COVID-19 Pandemic” on October 21, 2020.

July 2020 – Alicia Nicholls was a panelist at a CAC-ECSEA Webinar entitled “Welcoming the New Normal” on July 10th where she spoke on the Economic and Trade impact of COVID-19 in the Caribbean.

July 2020 – Alicia Nicholls was a panelist on the UWI Open Campus/Global Executive Trade Webinar entitled “Global Trade & Supply Chains: Tips for your business to succeed” on July 7th.

July 2020 – Alicia Nicholls was the moderator for Webinar III entitled “Recovering and Transforming our Economies – New Legal, Regulatory and Trading Imperatives” in the G.O. Lynch Consultancy Inc and Associates series entitled “Post-COVID 19 Recovery & Rebuilding in the Face of Natural and Manmade Disasters”.

June 2020 – Alicia Nicholls was a presenter at the Afronomics Symposium on Vulnerability in Trade and Investment Regimes in the Age of COVID-19 on June 22, 2020.

January 2020 – Alicia Nicholls presented a paper she co-authored with Dr. Allan Wright, IDB on “The EU AML/CFT list of high-risk third jurisdictions: implications and options for The Bahamas”. An updated version of this paper was presented at the Inaugural AML Research Conference held by Central Bank of the Bahamas, ABSA, CDB and IDB at the British Colonial Hilton Nassau, The Bahamas on January 22-23, 2020. The proceedings may be accessed here.

December 2019 – Alicia Nicholls’ article “The UK election and Brexit” was published in Barbados’ leading business magazine, Barbados Business Authority. June 2019.

October 2019 – Alicia Nicholls was interviewed by UWITV on contemporary Caribbean trades issues, in particular the deepening of Africa/Caribbean trade and the impact of trade on the environment in October 2019. The interview was broadcast as part of the Generation Nexx programme and the episode was entitled “Talking Trade Balance”. It began airing on UWITV’s television channel in May 2020.

September 2019Alicia Nicholls was a panelist at the 3rd Annual BITT Conference ‘Central Bank meets blockchain’.

September 2019Alicia Nicholls‘ article, co-authored with Dr. Jan Yves Remy, entitled ‘Cement saga confirms importance of CCJ to CARICOM’ was published in the Barbados Business Authority and Barbados Today. It was also published in Stabroek and the Jamaica Gleaner.

August 2019Alicia Nicholls authored an article in IFC Caribbean 2019 entitled ‘Strategic Repositioning the boost Brand Barbados’.

June 2019 Alicia Nicholls’ article “Africa-Caribbean Trade: What are the prospects?” is published by the Barbados Business Authority and Barbados Today.

June 2019 – Alicia Nicholls’ article “CBI and Climate Resilience” is published in Barbados’ leading business magazine, the Business Authority.

June 2019 – Article entitled “Can CARICOM Afford to miss the WTO e-commerce train?” by Alicia Nicholls, co-authored with Dr. Jan Yves Remy, published in the Barbados Coalition of Services Industries’ The Exporter magazine Issue 7 – Services Unplugged. Read here.

June 2019Alicia Nicholls’ latest article entitled “Expanding China-Caribbean Trade”, an SRC Trading Thoughts column, was published by Barbados Today. Read it here.

May 2019Alicia Nicholls presented a paper entitled “Rethinking the eligibility model of Special and Differential Treatment in the World Trade Organization: A Caribbean Perspective” at the 20th Annual SALISES Conference, May 7-10, 2019.

May 2019Alicia Nicholls latest article is entitled “CCJ Ruling on Import Tax on Cement” in the  Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Newsletter – May 2019.

April 2019 – A synopsis of Alicia Nicholls‘ article entitled Helms-Burton and CARICOM-Cuba Trade is included in Barbados’ leading business magazine the Barbados Business Authority.

April 2019 – A synopsis of Alicia Nicholls’ article on the new UK-CARIFORUM EPA is included in Barbados’ leading business magazine Barbados Business Authority (April 14, 2019 edition) in an article entitled “CARIFORUM’s Trade Insurance Policy”.

April 2019 – Alicia Nicholls’ latest article with Dr. Jan Yves Remy entitled “Special and Differential Treatment in the WTO: A Caribbean Perspective” is published by Barbados Today.

April 2019 – The Caribbean Trade Law & Development (CTLD) Blog has been rated number 10 on Feedspot‘s Top 30 Caribbean Blogs, News Websites & Newsletters To Follow in 2019. The full list of top 30 Caribbean blogs may be found here.

March 2019 – Alicia Nicholls is featured in this week’s “I am Bajan” column in the Nation Newspaper, Barbados’ leading daily newspaper.

February 2019 – A synopsis of Alicia Nicholls’ article CARICOM Foreign Policy Coordination: Priority or Pipe Dream? is included in CARICOM Foreign Policy Deserves Quick Work in the Monday, February 18th edition of the Barbados Business Authority, Barbados’ leading Business Magazine.

February 2019 –  Alicia Nicholls co-authored article with Dr. Jan Yves Remy entitled “Can CARICOM afford to miss the WTO ecommerce train?” Co-authored with Dr. Jan Yves Remy for theUniversity of the West Indies’ Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services ‘Trading Thoughts’ Column, February 2019. The article was published in Barbados Today here.

February 2019 – Alicia Nicholls was one of the commentators in the Big Debate Column: “Does Jurisdictional Competition Rule Out IFC Collaboration?” in IFC Review’s upcoming IFC Economic Review 2019.

January 2019 – Alicia Nicholls’ article ‘Brexit Plan B’: Key Points from PM May’s Speech is republished in the January 28th edition of Barbados’ premier business magazine, the Barbados Business Authority.

December 2018 – Alicia Nicholls and Dr. Jan Yves Remy’s article entitled “Can CARIFORUM-UK relations survive the clouds of uncertainty hanging over UK-EU Relations?” was published in Trade Knowledge Exchange and Barbados Today.

December 2018 – Alicia Nicholls latest contribution entitled “Will current WTO rule-making reform proposals benefit Caribbean Small States?” to the University of the West Indies’ Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services is published in Barbados Today and on Nation News online.

November 2018 – Alicia Nicholls contributes feature entitled “Climate Change: Rebuilding for Resilience” to Caribbean Export Development Agency’s 3rd Edition of its Caribbean Export OUTLOOK magazine.

November 2018 – Alicia Nicholls’ article Why WTO Reform Matters for Caribbean Small States is quoted in the Barbados Business Authority article “WTO Reform ‘Vital'” of November 25, 2018.

October 2018 – Alicia Nicholls’ article Could Promoting Bilingualism Give Caribbean Countries a Trade and Investment Advantage? is republished in the Barbados Business Authority.

October 2018 – Alicia Nicholls’ article US-China Trade Tensions: What may these mean for the Caribbean? is republished in the Barbados Business Authority“Assessing US-China trade tensions”.

October 2018 – Alicia Nicholls is co-contributor to article entitled “Barbados’ repeal of its Fiscal Incentives Act – Necessary Evil or Impermissible Impossible?” published in the Trading Thoughts column of the University of the West Indies Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services.

September 2018 – Alicia Nicholls’ article on Urgent WTO reform needed, says G20 Trade and Investment ministers is quoted in article entitled “WTO Reform ‘a must” in the September 24th edition of the Barbados Business Authority.

September 2018 – Alicia Nicholls’ article on the new CARICOM Protocol on Contingent Rights is published in the CSA Newsletter for September 2018.

April 2018 – Alicia Nicholls’ article on Plastic Waste Emergency in Caribbean Sea: What is the Region Doing About It? is quoted in an article entitled “Plastics hurting economy” in the April 15 edition of the Barbados Business Authority.

March 2018Alicia Nicholls’ article published in the Barbados Business Authority on the implications for the Caribbean of a possible trade war.

November 2017 – Alicia Nicholls‘ latest publication is an article on Trump’s Tax Policy in the 2017/2018 Winter edition of IFC Review! 

April 2017Alicia Nicholls presented a paper at the 18th Annual SALISES Conference 2017, a major academic conference organised annually by the University of the West Indies (UWI). The Conference was hosted this year  by the Trinidad (St. Augustine Campus) at the Hyatt-Regency Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago over the period April 26-28, 2017. Alicia’s paper is a work in progress and is entitled “Economic Citizenship and Freedom of Movement of the Caribbean Community National: An Irreconcilable Tension?”. The theme of this year’s conference was “Small Nations, Dislocations, Transformations: Sustainable Development in SIDS”.

April 2017Alicia Nicholls was quoted in this article entitled Hopes for Caribbean Trade Boost in Barbados’ leading business magazine, the Barbados Business Authority. Read the entire article here.

April 2017 – An article written by Alicia Nicholls on Brexit was republished in the leading business magazine in Barbados, the Barbados Business Authority. Have a read of the online version here: Seize the Brexit Moment.

March 2017 – Alicia Nicholls was a panellist representing FRANHENDY ATTORNEYS at the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) International Business Forum 2017 entitled “Is the Barbados International Business Sector Under Attack?” on March 31st in Barbados. The panel discussed the topic “The Trump Presidency – Implications and Opportunities for IFCs“.

March 2017 – Alicia Nicholls is quoted in this article “Treat sport as a business” by Trinidad-based publication Newsday.  Read the article here.

March 2017 – ACP YPN/CTLD joint written submission to the UK House of Commons’ UK-US Trading Relations Inquiry published.

March 2017- Alicia Nicholls published a commentary entitled “Cabral Douglas v the Commonwealth of Dominica” in the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Newsletter – March 2017.

March 2017 – Alicia Nicholls was a panellist at the Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee’s (TTOC) Future of Sport Conference on March 9th in Trinidad.

March 2017 – Alicia Nicholls published an article entitled “De-Risking: The ‘Perfect Hurricane’ Threatening Caribbean IFCs” in the forthcoming IFC Review 2017.

February 2017 – ACP YPN and CTLD submitted joint written evidence to the UK House of Commons International Trade Committee’s UK-US Trading Relations Inquiry.

February 2017 – Alicia Nicholls was one of the trade expert panellists on FITT’s Trade Elite Twitter Chat on “What’s Next for NAFTA”.

January 2017 – Alicia Nicholls was featured as the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) featured member of the month for January 2017.

January 2017 – Alicia Nicholls’ blog article “Trump Presidency: What Priorities for US-Caribbean Economic Engagement” was republished in Stabroek News.

December 2016 – Alicia Nicholls published an article entitled “The Trump Doctrine: A re-write of US-Caribbean relations?” in the Caribbean Studies Association’s CSA Newsletter December 2016.

December 2016– Alicia Nicholls published an article entitled “Priorities for Strategic US-Barbados Relations Under a Trump Presidency” on Business Barbados.

November 2016 – Alicia Nicholls’ contribution “Statesman and Visionary” was published in the edited book “Fathering a Nation: Barbados and the Legacy of Errol Walton Barrow” (edited by Guy Hewitt)

November 2016 – Alicia Nicholls’ article “The Sustainability of Citizenship by Investment Programmes“ was published in Henley Partners’ Global Residence and Citizenship Review Q3 2016.