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CARICOM | UN chief says Caribbean is vital to tackling COVID-19, climate change

CARICOM Secretariat, October 30, 2020 - Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres has praised leaders within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for their leadership  in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they confront shocks to their economies, the tourism sector, trade and remittances.

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BARBADOS | IMF says despite COVID-19 blows, B'dos economy making progress

Washington DC: October 30, 2020 - The International Monetary Fund  says despite the major impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Barbados’ economy, with a double-digit decline in economic activity projected for 2020, the country continues to make good progress in implementing its ambitious and comprehensive economic reform program.

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JAMAICA | COVID-19 deaths pass the 200 mark; PM extends measures

KINGSTON, October 29, 2020 - Jamaica's death toll from COVID-19 has passed the 200 mark, with four additional deaths on Wednesday, pushing the the number of persons who have dies in Jamaica from the effects of COVID-19  to 202.

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T&T | IMF warns that COVID-19 could pressure some TT Banks

WASHINGTON, DC – October 8, 2020: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says given the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, under further strong deterioration of macro financial conditions, some Trinidad and Tobago banks could breach their minimum capital requirements in 2022.

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BARBADOS | Six More Months For Cuban Nurses In Barbados

BRIDGETOWN,  Barbados, October 6, 2020 - Despite efforts by the United States government to intimidate regional countries  being assisted by the Cuban Government in the provision of nurses and doctors to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, the Cuban contingent of nurses, who were assigned to help Barbados in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue their work on the island for another six months.

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JAMAICA | Opposition spokesman on Social Security wants greater national support for senior citizens

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 30, 2020 - Opposition Spokesman on Labour and Social Security, Senator Dr. Floyd Morris is calling for greater national support for senior citizens amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Senator Morris: “We are living in a time where senior citizens are experiencing profound difficulties due to the pandemic. Our senior citizens are living in fear and we need to establish a national response to give them some reassurance and support.”

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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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