From Hegemony to Hegemony: “De-risking,” Indigenous Regional Banks and Regional Integration in the Caribbean Community

The paradox of geography continues to explain much of the opportunities and challenges facing the 20-member states and territories that comprise the Caribbean Community today, including those occasioned by the recent of “de-risking” phenomenon, which has witnessed the withdrawal
of correspondent banking services. On the one hand, proximity to the US, coupled with economic openness, have created opportunities for economic development in the areas of tourism, hydrocarbons, and offshore banking and financial services upon which individuals and governments in the region depend.