Alicia Nicholls, B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. (Dist.), LL.B. (Hons) is an international trade and development specialist with over a decade of experience working in, and writing on, trade and development matters of interest to the Caribbean. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (First Class Honours), a Bachelor of Laws (Upper Second Class Honours), and a Masters in International Trade Policy (with distinction) from the University of the West Indies, and an Associate Degree in French, Spanish and German for Business and Tourism from the Barbados Community College. She also holds the FITT Diploma in International Trade from the prestigious Canadian-based Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and has been a FITT General Member since 2015. She is also a member of the Michigan-based Academy for International Business (AIB) since 2016. Alicia presents and writes on a wide gamut of trade and development issues for regional and international publications and industry magazines. Her research interests include international business, MSMEs, AML/CFT issues, investment law and policy and investment migration programmes. She is also the author of one of the Caribbean's leading trade and development blogs www.caribbeantradelaw.com. Alicia is currently part of the research team of the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, the premier trade policy training, research and outreach institution in the Caribbean.