Over the last 60 years, the Caribbean region has been the largest and most highly skilled diasporas in the world. Even though this population is diverse in terms of demographics and destinations, according to the World Bank’s 2011 Migration and Remittance Factbook, in relation to other global diaspora groups, a large portion of Caribbean migrants consists of individuals who are both highly skilled and well educated. Because of that reason, this population acquire more citizenships than other immigrants and they are far less likely to enter the country illegally.
This free movement of people is crucial for development in a globalizing world and it has a potential value on the economy of countries. Therefore, this phenomenon requires a carefully-designed, sustainable policy response, and it needs to be seen as an opportunity for all.