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  • Photo of LIAT Shareholders Reach Agreement to Sell Three Planes

    LIAT Shareholders Reach Agreement to Sell Three Planes

    Caribbean News Service (CNS) — LIAT’s major shareholders have reached an agreement, which Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said could see the airline flying again “in 60 to 90 days.” Prime Ministers Mia Mottley, Ralph Gonsalves and Gaston Browne (Photo via Barbados Today) The shareholders, which also include the governments of Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and…

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  • Photo of Saint Lucia’s ‘I am CARICOM’ dress contest winners recognised

    Saint Lucia’s ‘I am CARICOM’ dress contest winners recognised

    Saint Lucia staged a Dress in CARICOM Colours contest on CARICOM Day 2020 and the two winners were recognised during a Live Television programme on Friday 17 July. Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to CARICOM Ms Elma Gene Isaac presented prizes to Ms Josette Maxwell-Dalsou and Mr Brian Samuel on the National Television Network (NTN) live broadcast. See video:

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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 CARICOM CMOs Lauded for Role in Successful Management of COVID-19
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    CARICOM CMOs Lauded for Role in Successful Management of COVID-19

    The Region’s Chief Medical officers were lauded for their role in helping the Region to successfully manage the COVID-19 outbreak so far. The sentiments were expressed by the Director of Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Helen Royer. She was giving welcome remarks at an opening ceremony of the the 28th Meeting of Chief Medical Officers of the Caribbean Community…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Laboratory Achieves 100% Turnaround Time For All Diagnostic Tests
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    CARPHA Laboratory Achieves 100% Turnaround Time For All Diagnostic Tests

    In June 2020, the CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory (CMML) processed the largest number of samples – an unprecedented achievement in the history of the organisation.  The laboratory received a total of 3,250 samples, representing an average of more than 150 samples per business day. As the regional reference laboratory, the CMML continues to conduct tests for suspected COVID-19 cases for…

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  • Photo of NEWS FEATURE:  Caribbean Community successfully keeps low COVID-19 infection rates
    COVID-19

    NEWS FEATURE: Caribbean Community successfully keeps low COVID-19 infection rates

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has managed the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to great effect, ensuring that its cases have been kept low relative to larger and more affluent parts of the international community. CARICOM Member States have been ranked among the best in the world in their response to the pandemic in many global assessments. There has been…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy Post-COVID

    Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy Post-COVID

    Opinion piece written by Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director of International Trade and Commodities at UNCTAD (Loop Jamaica) The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the resilience of many economic sectors and for creative industries, this is no different. For many in the creative economy, several critical revenues streams dried up as the world made its best efforts to curb the spread of the…

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  • Photo of Antigua/Barbuda establishes Regional travel bubble: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Antigua/Barbuda establishes Regional travel bubble: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Antigua and Barbuda has established a “travel bubble” that will allow citizens from several CARICOM states to travel to the island without needing to present COVID-19 tests and certificates upon entry. A government statement noted that citizens from the OECS, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Jamaica will be included in this bubble. The citizens of these CARICOM countries, upon…

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  • Photo of Tribute To Sir Everton Weekes: Climbing To The Top – By CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves Of St. Vincent And The Grenadines

    Tribute To Sir Everton Weekes: Climbing To The Top – By CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves Of St. Vincent And The Grenadines

    On July 3, 2020, the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community paid tribute to Sir Everton Weekes who died on July 1, 2020, at the age of 95 years. Sir Everton was accorded a reverential one minute’s silence. He was a great Barbadian and Caribbean personality. Three decades before our  great West Indies Test cricket team was…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Anniversary of Independence, on 10 July 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. Hubert Minnis, also extended best wishes for the country’s continued growth and advancement. “The theme of this year’s festivities, “Pressing Onward:…

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