Tag: Caribbean

NEWS

IDB Sees Drop In Tax Revenues For Latin America, Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has reported a fall in tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The bank reported an eight percent drop on average in nominal terms and a 0.8 percent decrease as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020. It attributed the decrease to the coronavirus pandemic. However, in a new report, the […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Is The Caribbean’s Fastest-Growing Tourist Destination

Jamaica is now regarded as one of the world’s fastest-recovering countries, and the Caribbean’s fastest-growing tourist destination, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Opening the 2022/2023 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (April 5), the Minister credited the achievement to the “excellent tactics and polices” that the Government put in place to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19). […]

NEWS

The Caribbean And Other Developing Countries Set To Get U.S. Debt Relief

According to a CMC report, a bill has been passed in the U.S. House of Representatives to support debt relief for the Caribbean and other developing countries. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the Caribbean Media Corporation the measure was passed in the House on Friday as part of the America COMPETES Act.   The legislation among other things places a moratorium […]

HEALTH/FOOD

PAHO Director Says Maintaining COVID-19 Protocol Is Crucial

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa Etienne, has again appealed to people across the Caribbean region to ensure that they take the vaccine. “I am a medical doctor, wife, mother and grandmother. I could not wait to get my vaccination, I was so anxious for the wellbeing of myself and my 95-year-old mother,” Dr. Etienne […]

TALKING BOOKS

10 Favorite Books Across The Caribbean Diaspora

The Caribbean diaspora is a sizeable, well-educated, and affluent demographic whose socio-economic interests are many and varied.  Additionally, they represent a large segment of the book readers’ market that publishers cannot afford to ignore!  Below are the titles of 10 favorite books that one would find within the household of members of the diaspora: 1. To Kill A Mockingbird This […]

NEWS

Caribbean’s Economic Growth In A Spot Of Bother

Global outlook, growth in the Caribbean region is expected to slow until 2023 according to the World Bank’s Economic Prospects report. It noted that the growth is projected to soften to 2.6 percent this year. Growth in 2023 is projected to be just 0.1 percent better at 2.7 percent. The report says growth continues to be affected by fiscal and […]

HEALTH/FOOD

COVID-19 Update

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 267.8 million people, leaving more than 5.3 million dead across 196 countries and territories. The majority of those infected have recovered and many countries have rolled out vaccine campaigns as economies start to recover from the pandemic. — Jamaica on Wednesday reported 99 new cases of COVID-19 and no virus-related deaths, pushing the […]

NEWS

Cayman — Now The World’s Leading COVID-19 Hotspot

The Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory, which encompasses 3 islands in the western Caribbean Sea has now become the world’s leading hotspot for new COVID-19 cases.  The country is now featured at the top of the New York Times COVID-19 tracking list for daily average cases per 100,000 people. Cayman’s daily average rate of 147 new COVID cases means […]

EDUCATION

PAHO Makes School Reopening Recommendations

PAHO Director Dr. Carissa Etienne said this approach should take into consideration the local epidemiological situation, which can change rapidly. Dr. Etienne said before reopening schools, countries must ensure institutions can maintain COVID-19 prevention and infection control measures, including physical distancing, hand hygiene, and mask-wearing. She noted that PAHO has developed guidelines for reopening schools and is working with member […]

SPORTS

The Top Ten Greatest Caribbean Olympic Athletes Of The Past Forty Years

The 32nd edition of the Olympic games is well underway in Tokyo, Japan, and the eyes of the world have descended on the Asian city. Over the years, the Caribbean has been well represented by our countrymen and women at the games. In this article, we will look back at the greatest performers from the region on the Olympic stage […]