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  • Photo of LIAT is back!  –  CARICOM BUSINESS

    LIAT is back! – CARICOM BUSINESS

    Commencing November 30, sub-regional carrier LIAT will be resuming its commercial services by providing services to a limited number of destinations and routes. According to a November 25 press release, “The airline will operate flights 5 days per week to 7 destinations across the LIAT network. The seven destinations are: Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts, and St…

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  • Photo of St Lucia to introduce Tourism Levy December 15:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    St Lucia to introduce Tourism Levy December 15: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Government of St Lucia will introduce a tourism levy effective December 15, 2020 to aid in the financing of the industry marketing and development. In a two-tier system, guests will be charged either US$3 or US$6 per person per night depending on a room rate below or above US$120. A rate of 50% of the tourism levy will apply…

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  • Photo of New company registrations soar in Jamaica:   CARICOM BUSINESS

    New company registrations soar in Jamaica: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica has recorded 3,586 new company registrations for the period January 1 to November 11, 2020. That’s according to data produced by the Companies Office of Jamaica and released on social media by Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke who noted that “in the middle of the pandemic and record economic contraction, Jamaicans are forming new companies at a rate not…

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  • Photo of Youth take Centre Stage as CARICOM Energy Month Activities continue

    Youth take Centre Stage as CARICOM Energy Month Activities continue

    Under the theme, “YOUth at the Centre of CARICOM’s Energy Future”, young people from across CARICOM member states will join energy experts, thought leaders and policymakers at the CARICOM Energy Month (#CEM2020) Virtual Youth Forum set to take place on Friday 13 November 2020 at 1 PM AST. The event is a collaboration between the CARICOM Secretariat, the UK Government,…

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  • Photo of CARICAD’s Transition to Remote Work during COVID-19: NEWSLETTER

    CARICAD’s Transition to Remote Work during COVID-19: NEWSLETTER

    Extract: “Fortunately, CARICAD was able to pivot to remote work for all staff members using the remote policy that was already in place. The internal experience on remote work was compared with information available from other sources. “The analysis offered perspectives and discussion points that supported our full-blown remote work experience and operations when the government ordered the shutdown. As…

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  • Photo of S&P lauds Barbados’ post-COVID economic performance:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    S&P lauds Barbados’ post-COVID economic performance: CARICOM BUSINESS

    International ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has maintained its long and short-term credit ratings of B-/B with a stable outlook for the Barbados economy. “The stable outlook reflects our view that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a significant impact on Barbados’ economy and that the recovery will be more subdued than anticipated,” S&P said. The ratings agency pointed out…

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  • Photo of Special Topic Statistical Bulletin – COVID-19: Issue 33

    Special Topic Statistical Bulletin – COVID-19: Issue 33

    The Special Topic Statistical Bulletin on COVID-19 in CARICOM Countries, Issue 33, provides an update of the trajectory of the COVID-19 in the CARICOM Region up to 6 November 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. The…

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  • Photo of IMF to augment EFF facility for Barbados by US$66 million:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    IMF to augment EFF facility for Barbados by US$66 million: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The IMF has announced that all quantitative targets for endSeptember under the Extend Fund Facility (EFF) with Barbados were met. It further advised that the programme target for Net International Reserves was met by a wide margin exceeding US$1 billion. Those were the findings of the virtual EFF review mission between October 26 – 30, 2020. Barbados is now targeting…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government to tackle pressing issues at Meeting on Thursday

    CARICOM Heads of Government to tackle pressing issues at Meeting on Thursday

    COVID-19 and its impact on the Caribbean Community will be among matters for consideration by  CARICOM Heads of Government when they meet via video-conference on Thursday 29 October 2020.  This Forty-first Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government is expected to examine the health, financial and economic development implications  of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The discussions will follow the Special Emergency…

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  • Photo of Stats News and Views

    Stats News and Views

    The Special Topic Statistical Bulletin on COVID-19 in CARICOM Countries Issue 31, provides an update of the trajectory of the COVID-19 in the CARICOM Region up to 23 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. The…

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