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  • Photo of Antigua Gazettes New Companies Legislation: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Antigua Gazettes New Companies Legislation: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Antigua and Barbuda government has provided an avenue for the sub-regional airline, LIAT, to seek Court protection rather than being forced into liquidation after it announced that the Companies (Amendment) Act 2020 was gazetted on Wednesday. A statement issued after the weekly Cabinet meeting said that under the amended legislation “firms that find themselves in trouble may now apply…

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  • Photo of Jamaica State bus company to launch mobile supermarket:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica State bus company to launch mobile supermarket: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Limited will continue to pursue a number of initiatives aimed at increasing operational efficiencies, despite a 30% drop in revenue due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). One of the most ambitious proposals from the company is a plan to convert one of its buses into a mobile supermarket, geared at serving elderly and disabled…

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  • Photo of Visitors to Jamaica and Antigua to be tested for COVID-19: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Visitors to Jamaica and Antigua to be tested for COVID-19: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Government of Jamaica has announced that as of June 15, 2020, all tourists and nationals arriving in the island will be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett made the disclosure on Thursday while speaking at a virtual media briefing. “All visitors and locals alike who are coming in as of the 15th (June) will be tested.”…

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  • Photo of Commercial flights to resume amidst 12% GDP decline – Jamaica: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Commercial flights to resume amidst 12% GDP decline – Jamaica: CARICOM BUSINESS

    “For the fiscal year ending March 2021, the Jamaica economy is projected to contract within a range of 4 – 6%. “This, Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica says would be “the weakest economic performance in almost four decades.” “This comes on the heels of a projected fallout of 12 – 14% for the economy in the April…

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  • Photo of COVID-19 test requirement for visitors being reconsidered: CARICOM BUSINESS
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    COVID-19 test requirement for visitors being reconsidered: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Government of Antigua and Barbuda says it is reconsidering asking tourists to quarantine at their hotel and could also drop the requirement for an advanced COVID-19 negative test result. This as the island is slated to reopen its borders on June 1 with tourist arrivals expected within a few days after that. Information Minister Melford Nicholas says “it’s not…

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