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    Jamaica lowers primary surplus target: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica is further revising down Jamaica’s primary surplus target to 3.1% among other measures, to cover almost $17 billion in additional expenditure for the current fiscal year. According to Finance Minister Nigel Clarke preliminary numbers for the 6 months ending September 30, show that overall revenues were $8 billion or 3% than budgeted but 18.8% lower than the corresponding 6…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Blacklisting by the European Community

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Blacklisting by the European Community

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) deplores the ongoing unilateral, arbitrary and non-transparent blacklisting strategy employed by the European Union (EU) against CARICOM Member States. The most recent inclusion of CARICOM States to the blacklist of alleged non-cooperative tax jurisdictions and jurisdictions identified as being deficient in the area of Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), underscores the EU’s unwillingness to…

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  • Photo of Barbados to organise meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

    Barbados to organise meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

    The XXII Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean will take place on 18-19 January 2021, and will address the pressing environmental issues of the region, opportunities for green recovery, and urgent actions for nature in the next decade to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA, the Region’s premiere cultural festival, which was scheduled to be held in Antigua and Barbuda in August next year, has been postponed to August 2022. The Hon. Daryll Matthew, Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals, and the Arts of Antigua and Barbuda, announced the decision on 8 October, at a virtual meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee. The Committee…

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  • Photo of Vincentians to vote November 5

    Vincentians to vote November 5

    The people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will vote in General  Elections on 5 November 2020. Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves made the announcement Thursday night, while saying the country’s Parliament will be dissolved on Friday and that Nomination Day will be 20 October. The Elections are expected to be a straight fight between Dr. Gonsalves’ Unity Labour Party…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO

    CARPHA Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has released a video to highlight its frontline work in the Region’s fight against the COVID-19. The six-minute video titled: CARPHA – Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response, also includes testimonial on CARPHA’s role in its Member States, including from Heads of Government. CARPHA has been conducting COVID-19 laboratory tests for its Member States with…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Premier of Bermuda

    CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Premier of Bermuda

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Bermuda’s Premier Hon. David Burt and his Progressive Labour Party (PLP) on their resounding victory in the General Elections of 1 October 2020. Premier Burt’s PLP won 30 of the 36 seats at stake, up from the 24 it won in the last Elections held in July 2017.     “Bermudians must be commended…

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  • Photo of Special Topic Statistical Bulletin on COVID-19 in CARICOM Countries

    Special Topic Statistical Bulletin on COVID-19 in CARICOM Countries

    The Special Topic Statistical Bulletin on COVID 19 in CARICOM Countries Issue 28, provides an update of the trajectory of the COVID-19 in the CARICOM Region up to 2 October 2020. The Bulletin provides information on the pattern of the disease of the total number of confirmed cases, new cases and deaths for each country and the total for CARICOM.…

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  • Photo of Belizeans to vote on 11 November

    Belizeans to vote on 11 November

    General elections in Belize have been called for Wednesday 11 November 2020. Prime Minister Dean Barrow, in making the announcement on Monday, said he had advised the Governor General to dissolve the country’s National Assembly on Tuesday 6 November, and that Nominations Day will be Wednesday 21 October. Belize’s last General Elections, held on 4 November 2015, saw Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of Summary Update on COVID-19 in CARICOM Countries: CCS STATISTICS

    Summary Update on COVID-19 in CARICOM Countries: CCS STATISTICS

    This one-page document provides a mid-week summary update on selected variables; mainly, confirmed cases; new cases; deaths; recoveries; active cases and tests conducted in all CARICOM Countries.  

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