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    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 Fighting COVID-19 in Prisons: CARICOM IMPACS and the United Kingdom Partner to Support Dominica Prison

    Fighting COVID-19 in Prisons: CARICOM IMPACS and the United Kingdom Partner to Support Dominica Prison

    Roseau, 29 May 2020 – COVID-19 poses an extraordinary risk to prison populations. Efforts to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 in the Caribbean are likely to fail if strong prevention and control measures are not carried out in prisons. In Dominica, there have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases in prisons. However, with an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Dominica Prison Service,…

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  • Photo of Use crisis to propel Region into future – business leader

    Use crisis to propel Region into future – business leader

    The COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted the Region into the future, as far as the jobs landscape was concerned, regional business leader and author, Mr. Wayne Chen, said Wednesday. He was at the time speaking during a three-hour CARICOM Digital Dialogue hosted by the CARICOM Girls ICT Partnership. It was held via the Zoom and Facebook platforms under the theme ‘Jobs,…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts And Nevis Prison is Better Equip to Prevent COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS And The United Kingdom Provide Support To Regional Prisons

    St. Kitts And Nevis Prison is Better Equip to Prevent COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS And The United Kingdom Provide Support To Regional Prisons

    The CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) is stepping up donations of basic sanitation supplies and other COVID related supplies to prisons and correctional facilities in twelve (12) CARICOM Member States affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. An air shipment of the sanitation supplies arrived in St. Kitts today. The supplies included infrared thermometers, as well as cleaning products…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair Praises Resiliency Of Caribbean People

    CARICOM Chair Praises Resiliency Of Caribbean People

    The people of the Caribbean have remained resilient, despite the various adversities encountered, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley expressed this view last evening, as she addressed the Virtual Launch of Pan African Festival TT, in commemoration of Emancipation 2020 and African Liberation Day, held under the theme: 1970 Remembered: Reconnection and Recommitment. Ms. Mottley told those…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Statement on the death of Miles Stoby

    CARICOM Statement on the death of Miles Stoby

    The Caribbean region is mourning the death of one of its most highly respected international public servants, Mr Miles Stoby, who retired from the United Nations Secretariat after decades of service, most of it in the area of economic and social development. Miles Stoby died on May 19 in Muscat, Oman, where he resided.   Guyanese by birth, he joined the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM pledges support for Guyana on its 54th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM pledges support for Guyana on its 54th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the Government and People of Guyana as the country celebrates its 54th Anniversary of Independence on 26 May 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory message to Guyana’s President HE David Granger said the people of Guyana should be proud of this milestone in their history. He noted that the…

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  • Photo of Second Digital Dialogue Focuses on Work, Opportunities in Post-COVID Caribbean
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    Second Digital Dialogue Focuses on Work, Opportunities in Post-COVID Caribbean

    Following the hugely successful inaugural CARICOM Digital Dialogue, the CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership will host another regional virtual session on 27 May 2020. For this discussion that begins at 10 am and concludes at 1pm, business leader, and author, Mr. Wayne Christopher Chen, LLB, JP, will be the featured speaker. The topic, ‘Jobs, work and opportunities in the post-COVID…

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  • Photo of CARICOM IMPACS And The United Kingdom Step Up The Fight Against COVID-19 By Donating Basic Sanitation Supplies To Prisons

    CARICOM IMPACS And The United Kingdom Step Up The Fight Against COVID-19 By Donating Basic Sanitation Supplies To Prisons

    The CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) with the generous support of the British High Commission, Port of Spain, answered the call to support the prison in Antigua and Barbuda by donating basic sanitation supplies to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The sanitation supplies included infrared thermometers, as well as cleaning products such as disinfectant,…

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  • Photo of Loss of mangroves, land for agriculture in focus  as CARICOM observes International Biological Diversity Day

    Loss of mangroves, land for agriculture in focus as CARICOM observes International Biological Diversity Day

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s Human and Social Development chief, Dr Douglas Slater has drawn attention to the decline of land area for agricultural use and alarming levels of mangroves loss in the Region. He was at the time speaking at an inaugural webinar series: the Way Forward for the Caribbean in Shaping a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, recently, which launched…

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