Is Brexit a threat for the Caribbean?
Britain has spoken! Availing themselves of their democratic right to be in full control of their own destiny, Brexit caused shock waves, felt around the world. Amongst those concerned, are the small islands territories making up the Caribbean.
There has been enough buzz for months about the potential impact of such an action. While many may have hoped for a different outcome as a means of security for themselves, today the reality is what it is and plans have to be made accordingly.
In the weeks ahead, while Britain defines its future in trade, immigration, tourism and other key areas, the Caribbean needs to pay close attention. Donor funding, while critical, is not the only area that needs to be reviewed. From CARIFORUM-EPA’s to foreign policy and tourism, there is much to be considered.
The Caribbean has enjoyed and anticipates continued strong ties to what, for most of the islands, was the proverbial “motherland”. The UK is home to many of our nationals proving that the ties that bind us are more than commercial ones.