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  • Photo of Cayman implements 5-phase tourism re-start strategy: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Cayman implements 5-phase tourism re-start strategy: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Cayman Islands has announced a five-phase approach to reopening its tourism sector. During the first phase or ‘reduced quarantine period’, which began in June, fully vaccinated travellers are subject to a mandatory 5-day quarantine while the unvaccinated undergo 14-days isolation. In the second phase, or “reduced reparations restrictions”, effective August 9, additional travel restrictions will be eased, including the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM to mount Election Observation Mission to Saint Lucia

    CARICOM to mount Election Observation Mission to Saint Lucia

    At the invitation of the Government of Saint Lucia, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fielding a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Monday, 26 July 2021. The ten-member Mission will be headed by Ms. Fern Narcis-Scope, Chief Elections Officer of Trinidad and Tobago.   The CARICOM Election Observation Mission proposes…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its 48th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its 48th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the Government and People of The Bahamas on the country’s Forty-Eighth Anniversary of Independence. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory message to the Bahamian Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, said the theme chosen for the milestone “A Celebration of Life: Revive us Again” is one in which the wider Community…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT by Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community on Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    STATEMENT by Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community on Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in a Special Emergency Session on Wednesday, 7 July, in the wake of the assassination of the President of Haiti. The Heads of Government are shocked and saddened by the assassination of a member of the CARICOM family, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, during the early hours of 7 July 2021.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government to address key development issues at their Meeting on Monday and Tuesday

    CARICOM Heads of Government to address key development issues at their Meeting on Monday and Tuesday

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have the COVID-19 pandemic and the Region’s response high on the agenda for their 42nd Regular Meeting to he held online on the 5-6 July 2021. The impact of recent natural disasters, including the eruption of La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the widespread flooding in Guyana and Suriname will…

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  • Photo of Jamaica tourism sector rebounds:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica tourism sector rebounds: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica’s tourism sector continues to lead the recovery efforts for the island’s economy, earning US$1.31 billion, of which US$97.58 million has been accrued directly by the Government. According to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, “Based on our run rate forecast of visitor arrivals for June 2021, Jamaica would have received an estimated total of 816,632 visitors since reopening in June 2020.…

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  • Photo of Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Press Release) The Chairman of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Honorable Vincent Byron Jr, Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, St Kitts-Nevis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Riley as Executive Director of the Agency with effect from July 1, 2021. Ms. Riley,…

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  • Photo of Barbados delivers benefits to 88% of its unemployed:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados delivers benefits to 88% of its unemployed: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados leads the Region in protecting its citizens during the pandemic through unemployment payments, delivering benefits to 88% of unemployed workers, while The Bahamas captured about 26%. That’s the information contained in the World Bank’s report, titled “Employment in Crisis” which asserts that only about one-third of the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) offer a national unemployment…

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  • Photo of Region needs to strengthen its resolve to advance a green resilient recovery post-COVID-19: CARICOM SG to USAID Climate Change Symposium

    Region needs to strengthen its resolve to advance a green resilient recovery post-COVID-19: CARICOM SG to USAID Climate Change Symposium

    “All of us gathered here are well-seized of the fact that climate change and the pandemic, as separate occurrences, are devastating for CARICOM Small Island and Low-lying Coastal Developing States (SIDS).  That double threat compounded by the recent eruption of La Soufrière Volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has stretched our limited human and financial resources. “This has been…

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