Regional Relations

Trinidad & Tobago Regional Relations

Trinidad and Tobago has played a crucial role in the integration of the Caribbean, particularly among the Anglophone countries of the region, for decades now. A promoter of the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973, the first step towards deeper regional integration after the mixed fortunes of the establishment of the short-lived West Indies Federation between 1958 and 1962, T&T subsequently became a founding member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Between 1998 and 2013 T&T’s share of total intra-CARICOM exports rose from 37% to 70%, with Jamaica being the principal importer of T&T exports over this period. Alongside T&T, the international organisation currently has 14 full members, five associate members and eight observers. This chapter contains an interview with William Warren Smith, President, Caribbean Development Bank.

Cover of The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2018

The Report

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Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of William Warren Smith, President, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
William Warren Smith, President, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB): Interview