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Paradise Lost? Caribbean in crisis

Paradise lost

The Caribbean is suffering from crippling government debt, endemic crime and a middle-class brain drain that have contributed to an economic meltdown of alarming proportions

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Economic crisis could prompt creation of trading bloc

Crime grips Trinidad despite gas riches

Energy exports net state $4.5bn a year

Caribbean struggles to stem tide of drugs

Economic stresses make region vulnerable

China’s chequebook diplomacy

With the US becoming an absentee superpower in the region, the Chinese are moving in

Caribbean blown by winds of financial crisis

FT series: Struggling island nations petition for debt relief

Jamaica teeters on an economic precipice

Battle to make honest living highlights Caribbean’s complex problems


Caribbean and drugs: time for some healing?

Legalisation is back on the agenda for some countries

Dominican Republic and Haiti: relations unravelling

September court ruling puts thousands at risk of deportation

Road safety in Jamaica: getting there

Fatal accidents fall but campaign to improve safety gains speed


Veronica Kan-Dapaah

Robin Wigglesworth

Financial Times journalists Veronica Kan-Dapaah and Robin Wigglesworth travelled across the Caribbean this year with cameraman Steve Ager to assess how the fallout from the financial crisis of 2008 has withered the economic hopes of some island nations.

The reporting was supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.