Caribbean Trade Law and Development

Trade law, development and policy through a Caribbean lens

Papers & Articles

Below is a list of some of Alicia’s most recent publications:

“Why the WTO Appellate Body Crisis Matters to the Caribbean”. SRC Trading Thoughts Column. Co-authored with Dr. Jan Yves Remy. November 2019.

“Opting Out” of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas? The Significance of the CCJ’s Pending Advisory Opinion”. SRC Trading Thoughts Column. Co-authored with Dr. Jan Yves Remy. November 2019.

“Cement saga confirms importance of CCJ to CARICOM“. SRC Trading Thoughs Column. Co-authored with Dr. Jan Yves Remy. September 2019.

“Strategic Repositioning to boost Brand Barbados“. IFC Caribbean 2019 . August 2019.

The EU AML/CFT List of High-Risk Third Jurisdictions: Implications and Options for The Bahamas. Co-authored with Dr. Allan Wright. IDB Policy Brief. June 2019.

“Boosting Africa-Caribbean Trade” Published in Barbados’ leading business magazine, Barbados Business Authority. June 2019.

“Africa-Caribbean Trade: What are the prospects?” Published in Barbados Today. June 2019.

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

“CBI and Climate Resilience’ published in Barbados’ leading Business Magazine, the Barbados Business Authority. June 2019

Expanding Caribbean-China Relations. SRC Trading Thoughts Column, June 2019.

Special and Differential Treatment in the WTO: A Caribbean Perspective“. Co-authored with Dr. Jan Yves Remy. University of the West Indies’ Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services “Trading Thoughts’ Column, April 2019. Published in Barbados Today.

The case for accelerating gender mainstreaming in CARICOM trade policy Co-authored with Dr. Jan Yves Remy. University of the West Indies’ Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services ‘Trading Thoughts’ Column, March 2019. Published in Barbados Today.

“Can CARICOM afford to miss the WTO ecommerce train?” Co-authored with Dr. Jan Yves Remy. University of the West Indies’ Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services ‘Trading Thoughts’ Column, February 2019.

Commentary on “Does Jurisdictional Competition Rule Out IFC Collaboration?” in IFC Review’s upcoming IFC Economic Review 2019 – “Synchronicity – Can IFCs work together?” 

“Can CARIFORUM-UK Trading Relations Survive the Clouds of Uncertainty Hanging over UK-EU Relations?”  Co-authored with Dr. Jan Yves Remy. University of the West Indies’ Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services ‘Trading Thoughts’ Column, December 2018.

Will current WTO rule-making reform proposals benefit Caribbean Small States?” University of the West Indies’ Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services ‘Trading Thoughts’ Column, December 2018.

Climate Change: Rebuilding for Resilience” Caribbean Export OUTLOOK magazine -3rd Edition, November 2018.

Barbados’ repeal of its Fiscal Incentives Act – Necessary Evil or Impermissible Impossible?” (Co-Authored with UWI SRC). University of the West Indies’ Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services ‘Trading Thoughts’ Column, October 2018.

“Gender-based discrimination in Nationality Laws: A Remaining Barrier to Gender Equality”. Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Newsletter – March 2018.

What may the Trump Presidency mean for the future of International Financial Centres?”IFC Economic Report 2017/2018 Winter Edition.

De-Risking: The ‘Perfect Hurricane’ Threatening Caribbean IFCs.” IFC Caribbean Review 2017. Online version available here.

Economic Citizenship and Freedom of Movement of the Caribbean Community National: An Irreconcilable Tension? Presented at the 18th Annual SALISES Conference, Trinidad & Tobago – April 2017.

Cabral Douglas v Commonwealth of Dominica” in Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Newsletter – March 2017. Available here.

Defining Intra-Caribbean Relations in a Post Preference Era: To what extent is the regional integration process being driven by extra-Caribbean forces? Co-authored with Yentyl Williams and presented at the 17th Annual SALISES Conference, Barbados – April 2016 and published in the Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, Vol 41, Nos 2 and 3, August/December 2016.

“Statesman and Caribbean Visionary”. Contribution to Fathering a Nation: Barbados and the Legacy of Errol Walton Barrow. Edited by Guy A.K. Hewitt, 2016. Available at Hansib Publications here.

The Sustainability of Citizenship by Investment Programmes“. Global Residence and Citizenship Review Q3 2016. Henley Partners. Contact me.

The Trump Doctrine: A Re-write of US-Caribbean Trade Relations?” Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Newsletter – December 2016. Available here

Priorities for Strategic US-Barbados Relations Under a Trump Presidency“. Business Barbados – December 2016. Available here:

Turning the Brexit lemon into lemonade for Barbados” – Business Barbados – August 2016

Barbados’ Upcoming CFATF Mutual Evaluation: What’s at Stake?  Broad Street Journal – June 2016

What the debate on the Panama Papers Forgets Broad Street Journal – May 2016

Barbados as an Offshore Medical Education Hub Business Barbados Website – May 2016

Alternative Dispute Resolution: A viable solution for reducing Barbados’ case backlog?  Barbados ADR Association’s Website – 2012

Promoting the CARIFORUM Creative Industries: A Critical Review“, Caribbean Creatives Magazine: Issue 1 Vol 3, Jul-Sept 2011

Rihanna in Numbers” (with Dr. Keith Nurse), Caribbean Creatives Magazine : Issue 1 Vol 2 Jan-Mar 2011

Investment Provisions in the CARIFORUM-EC Economic Partnership Agreement: What Implications for CARIFORUM-EU Investment Relations?  Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) –  2011

Enhancing data collection in the Creative Industries Sector in CARIFORUM (with Dr. Keith Nurse) – 2011

Investment Rule-making in CARICOM’s International Investment Agreements: Trends and Policy Implications. A Research Paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Science in International Trade Policy.

Presentations

De-Risking: How Serious is this? (Co-presented)

De-risking and its Foreign Trade Impact

Climate Finance and Caribbean SIDS

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