Trinidad and Tobago

  • Photo of Saint Lucia approves incentives for 20 new tourism projects – CARICOM Business

    Saint Lucia approves incentives for 20 new tourism projects – CARICOM Business

    The St. Lucia government says it is anticipating investment in the tourism industry to surpass EC$320 million as a result of negotiations with various investors during the first 8 months of this year. “Investors are showing a high level of confidence and interest in St Lucia’s economic prospects. This is evident by the level of tourism investments which have been…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on 60th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on 60th Independence Anniversary

    “The People of Trinidad and Tobago should be proud of their outstanding achievements, and of the indelible contributions to the Caribbean region and the world.” – CARICOM Secretary-General CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, has extended “hearty congratulations” to the government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of that country’s 60th independence anniversary on Wednesday, 31 August. In…

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  • Photo of Antigua registers 7% increase in tourist arrivals in July – CARICOM Business

    Antigua registers 7% increase in tourist arrivals in July – CARICOM Business

    Antigua and Barbuda has reported a 7% increase in tourist arrivals in July as the country continues to record a “steady rebound” in visitor arrivals in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that had forced the closure of borders. The Ministry of Tourism said during July, Antigua and Barbuda welcomed 24,673 visitors, an increase of 23,405 from the corresponding…

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  • Photo of Barbados Gov’t caps fuel prices – CARICOM Business

    Barbados Gov’t caps fuel prices – CARICOM Business

    Effective August 19, consumers in Barbados will be paying less for gasoline and diesel as Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that the price of fuel at the pump will be capped for the next five months. Gasoline will cost BDS$4.48 (US$2.24) per litre, while diesel will be BDS$4.03 (US$2.01) until January 31, 2023. Mottley also said that the cap on…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Your Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of the Republic of Suriname and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Other Heads of Government; Honourable Ministers; Head of Regional Institutions; International Development Partners; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Young People of the Region;…

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  • Photo of TT Central Bank authorises first company to issue e-money – CARICOM Business

    TT Central Bank authorises first company to issue e-money – CARICOM Business

    The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a provisional registration to PayWise Limited as an electronic money (e-money) issuer. The provisional registration authorises PayWise to issue e-money in Trinidad and Tobago from September 1, 2022, becoming the first entity, apart from banks and non-bank financial institutions, so authorised. PayWise will also be allowed to enlist new customers. PayWise…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett on the occasion of the accreditation of Her Excellency Jennifer Marchand as Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to CARICOM

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett on the occasion of the accreditation of Her Excellency Jennifer Marchand as Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to CARICOM

    Your Excellency Jennifer Marchand, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to CARICOM; Your Excellency Candice N. Shade, Acting High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to Guyana; Ambassador Donna Forde, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, and other Members of Staff of the CARICOM Secretariat. Ambassador, it gives me great pleasure to accept…

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  • Photo of T&T: Parliament passes economic zones law: CARICOM BUSINESS

    T&T: Parliament passes economic zones law: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The newly approved T&T Special Economic Zones Bill, 2021 will result in the creation of a SEZ Authority. Entitled “An Act to provide for the designation, development, operation and management of Special Economic Zones,” the new law will repeal the existing Free Zones Act. According to Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon, the new SEZ regime “will ensure that not only are…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 59th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 59th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago on the country’s fifty-ninth anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 31 August 2021. In a congratulatory message to Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett also praised the commitment of the Government and People to regional integration. Here is…

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  • Photo of The US Government donates 5.5 Million Pfizer Vaccines to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

    The US Government donates 5.5 Million Pfizer Vaccines to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

    The US Government has generously gifted the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with 5.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccines.  This is the culmination of efforts initiated by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, who as Chair of CARICOM, wrote to President Joseph Biden of the United States earlier this year requesting a supply of vaccines for…

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