Tag: Caribbean

Jamaica

Renewed Call For Caribbean Visa

 Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is again calling for the implementation of a Caribbean visa regime that will allow for ease of movement within the region for tourist purposes. “We are going to have to decide if we are going to create freedom of movement within the Caribbean, and in doing so, are we going to establish a special […]

Jamaica

Collaboration Integral To Tourism Recovery In The Region – Bartlett

While calling for the implementation of a single-use visa for visitors, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has reiterated that partnership and the implementation of a multi-destination tourism framework, are necessary to boost the recovery of tourism in the Caribbean. Addressing the “first ever Caribbean Saudi Arabia Summit” in the Dominican Republic today (July 7), Minister Bartlett stressed that “as […]

BUSINESS

Barbados Gasoline Price Highest In The Caribbean

Barbados has the most expensive gasoline in the Caribbean and Latin America and the 11th most expensive in the world. According to globalpetrolprices.com, the leading provider of data on global fuel prices, as of July 4, Barbadians were paying an average of US$2.34 for gasoline, which is higher than places such as the UK, Switzerland, Singapore, Ireland, and Sweden. Among […]

NEWS

Caribbean Encouraged To Tap Into IMF’s Resilience And Sustainability Trust

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Caribbean Member Countries are being encouraged to lead take-up of the institution’s multibillion-dollar Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST). The RST is aimed at helping countries build resilience against external shocks and ensure sustainable growth, contributing to their long-term balance of payments stability. Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, said that Caribbean countries are ideally positioned to tap into […]

SPORTS

Hayley Matthews Gets The Nod Over Stafanie Taylor As Captain Of West Indies Women

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced that Hayley Matthews has been appointed as the West Indies Women’s Captain. Matthews, who is one of the leading all-rounders in world cricket, will assume the leadership role from Stafanie Taylor ahead of the next West Indies Women’s Series, expected to be played later this year. Taylor, the most successful female player in West […]

Jamaica

Jamaica To Become A Member Of The Caribbean Biological Corridor Initiative

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Cabinet has cleared the way for Jamaica to become a member of the Caribbean Biological Corridor Initiative (CBCI). Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Matthew Samuda, made the announcement in Parliament today. Providing background on the Initiative, Samuda noted that the CBCI arose out of a 2007 political declaration from […]

SPORTS

Windies Batting Misery Ends In 3-Nil Defeat At The Bowling Of Pakistan

48 overs Pakistan 269 for 9 (Shadab 86, Imam 62, Pooran 4-48) vs West Indies Pakistan rocked Windies’ confidence after the boyz from the Caribbean walloped Netherland 3-nil in a 3 ODI series nearly two weeks ago. For the first time in the series, the host country appeared shaky at the start; however, the middle order stepped up to put […]

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 […]