H. E. Ambassador Dr. Clyde Mascoll

H. E. Ambassador Dr. Clyde Mascoll

Clyde Mascoll is a Barbadian economist, politician, and former parliamentarian.

He worked for the Central Bank of Barbados for 15 years from 1979 to 1994. His main area of focus was in direct and indirect taxation polices and he was instrumental in formulating the tax initiatives of the early 90’s. He has published papers in the area of Taxation, Government Expenditure and Labour Productivity.

Clyde Mascoll was first appointed to the Senate in 1994 and was elected to the House of Assembly in 1996, as representative for the constituency of St. Michael North West where he served until January 1999. He was again appointed to the Senate after the elections of that year and served until April 2003. He was elected as President of the Democratic Labour Party in November 2001, re-elected in August 2002 and led the party into general elections in May 2003. He regained his seat in the House of Assembly as representative for St. Michael North West and became Leader of the Opposition. 

On 27 May 2018, Mascoll was appointed Chief Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, and Investment in the Mia Mottley Administration.

8:35 - 9:15 A.M.

Friday 12th Nov

Feature Address: Sustainable Development in Barbados and the Caribbean

Barbados recently hosted UNCTAD15 which was seen as an opportunity for the development community to align the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development with the new normal created by the global pandemic. But what is the purpose of the UN sustainable development goals and how do they impact on Barbados and the wider Caribbean? Why should our businesses be passionate about sustainability? What are the possibilities for sustainability in the Caribbean?