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Latin America and Caribbean’s Winding Road to Recovery

Latin America and Caribbean economies managed to bounce back from COVID-19’s initial economic devastation earlier in 2020. But the pandemic’s resurgence towards the end of the year threatens to thwart an uneven recovery and add to the steep social and human costs.

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  • Countries Caribbean, Latin America

CARICOM | Statement by outgoing Chair of CARICOM, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves

GEORGETOWN, December 31, 2020 - The following is the end of year statement by the outgoing chairman of  the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, as he turns over the reigns of leadership to his successor, Prime Minister Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago.

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  • Countries CARICOM
  • Published in CARICOM

BARBADOS | Mottley thanks PAHO for help to Region, calls for restructurg of Global finance system

BRIDGETOWN,  Barbados, Sept 29, 2020 - Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has once again enphasized that the global financial system must be restructured, revolutionised and democratised and has urged the Pan American health organisation (PAHO) to continue its efforts to assist small developing countries like those in the Caribbean.

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  • Countries Caribbean

CARICOM | CARICOM Travel Bubble in operation

Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda, have started operating the CARICOM Travel Bubble, with the hope of resuscitating the travel and tourism sectors.

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  • Countries CARICOM
  • Published in Tourism

Political Plotters and Players, the Caribbean can't breathe !

AS I was expecting an easy win for the Coalition at the March 2, 2020 elections, I wrote in this column that the APNU+AFC was heading for the “Triple Crown.” I had least expected an opposition plot to rig the polls, glaring evidence of which has not only surfaced at the recount of the ballots cast, but could taint the credibility of the elections on the ground of fraud.

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  • Countries Guyana

CARIBBEAN | Tourism contraction to plunge Region in deep recession says IMF

WASHINGTON DC,  April 30, 2020 - The IMF is maintaining that as Caribbean countries take strong measures to contain, such as border closures and lockdowns, to “flatten the curve” and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus within their countries, the “sudden stop” in tourism is sharply slowing economic activity in the Caribbean.

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