COVID-19 Island Insights is an initiative led by the University of Strathclyde and the University of Prince Edward Island in collaboration with Island Innovation. Critical assessments have been drawn up on how specific islands around the world have performed during the COVID-19 pandemic and the extent to which their recovery plans are able to promote long term resilience and sustainability.
The focus here is on two Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean: Grenada and Trinidad & Tobago. Both countries have seen the imposition of extensive lockdown measures and travel restrictions, but while Grenada has so far managed to curtail any significant spread of the virus, Trinidad & Tobago has struggled with transmission rates, with a surge in infections in August. Both countries however have suffered considerable damage to their economies as a result of the pandemic.