baje427 wrote:As you rightly said economic options for the region are limited but tourism isn't going to recover for a while. This really is the most challenging time the Caribbean has been through its going to take extremely great leadership for the region to get through this.
What is ironic is that in the not too distant future (maybe in about 3 years) Guyana will likely be the growth point in the Caribbean. If it is as projected Guyana's economy is likely to grow faster than its ability to absorb such growth, and this might provide opportunities. Both as a source of capital and a market for a range of services that Guyana cannot provide for itself. T&T is busily integrating itself into the GEO economy and Mia Mottley wanted Bajans to look for similar opportunities. Suriname is also likely to experience a similar growth but as Caribbean people are less familiar with that nation travel multipliers will be lower, though English is becoming more widespread in that nation.
What is interesting is that Guyana, in recent years being a source of cheap labor within many Caribbean islands, might be a destination for many who cannot wait for a recovery of the tourism and related sectors. BW will capitalize on it with its POS hub.