The advent of NAFTA, removal of the banana trade protection in European markets, the blacklisting of offshore financial centers and other changes in the international trade arena have caused most Caribbean nations to diversify their agricultural-based economies and expand into other sectors such as tourism, service, IT and duty free zones to enhance their economies. This economic adjustment has created increased need and opportunities for infrastructure development. Airports, hotels, roads, water and sanitation, and improved communications systems are all being emphasized as these countries expand their economic focus.
Africa and the Caribbean offer more opportunities for investment today than ever before. By utilizing the appropriate resources, knowledge and expertise, investments in these new and emerging markets can yield impressive returns.