The Caribbean Basin is an area of beauty and abundance.
However, despite the warm weather and sunny skies and an educated population dedicated to advancement, the region suffers from import-heavy economic models that hamstring the opportunities for commercial growth.
Whether it is elevated and volatile fuel oil and energy prices (due to ever-shifting global supply and demand and logistical costs) or less accessible and higher priced food (exacerbated by supply chain disruptions from the pandemic, increased Chinese market demands, Brazilian dockworker strikes, etc.), the results are the same: hard currency leaving the Caribbean to pay for imports that could in large part be produced within the region.
Real returns. Untapped Potential.
Notably, addressing these issues does not require charity but rather the development of solutions to satisfy the growing demand of populations that currently pay a premium for lower quality and more environmentally damaging products. Attractive financial as well as social and environmental impact returns are readily available to investors that help disrupt these outdated and harmful import models.