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Bahamas: PM Minnis initiates new power plant on Bimini

Prime Minister of Bahamas Dr. Hubert A. Minnis inaugurated a new power plant on Bimini, signalling a move toward a more reliable energy supply for the island. 

Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit visits DCP successor company

 Prime Minister of Dominica Dr. Roosvelet Skerrit visited DCP Successor, the largest manufacturer and exporters of soap, on 19th February 2021, with Melissa Skerrit, Parliamentary Representative Roseau Central Constituency & other cabinet members.

300-year biggest decline in UK economy due to COVID-19

The UK economy suffered the biggest slump in more than 300 years in 2020 due to the Coronavirus epidemic, a 9.9 percent drop in the UK economy last year. Shops and restaurants in Britain were closed due to the epidemic. Also, the epidemic devastated the travel industry and manufacturing.

Cuban Govt opens up its economy to private businesses

The Cuban government said that it would allow private businesses to operate in most sectors of the country, in the most significant reform to its state-controlled market for years.

IMF affirms Bahamas Govt timely & appropriate COVID-19 response

The recently published Concluding Statement from the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides further indication that the Bahamas Government’s fiscal policy responses and economic management produce results in keeping with global best practices.

Timothy N. J. Antoine’s appoints as Governor of Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

 The Monetary Council has approved Timothy N. J. Antoine's reappointment as Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. The new five-year term commences on Monday, 1 February.

Improper placement of vending facilities in Basseterre needs to be controlled: PM Harris

Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr.Timothy Harris, said that improper placement of vending facilities in Basseterre needs to be controlled.

Greater inclusion leads to greater prosperity, says President Ali

President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, today reiterated his commitment to engaging all stakeholders to ensure that the Government’s plans and programs reflect the people's priorities.

St Lucia: Government imposes “alcohol ban”

 The Government of Saint Lucia announces that liquor licenses are suspended as of Wednesday 20th January 2021, which will prohibit the sale and consumption of alcohol at supermarkets, minimarts, grocery shops, gas stations, restaurants and bars, and other licensed operators.

Govt to purchase ‘Grand Bahama International Airport’

Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Finance of Bahamas, joined in the Canada-Bahamas Virtual Business Mission with The High Commission of Canada.

Latest news

Curfew hours remain 8:00 pm to 5:00 am daily: PM Holness

The islandwide curfew hours of 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily will remain in place until Tuesday (March 23), as the Government continues to revise measures to control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

St Lucia :Schedule for roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Health of St Lucia informed that the public that Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign has commenced.

Belize participates in the Green Climate Fund Transformational Climate Financing for the Caribbean Regional Dialogue

The Prime Minister of Belize, John Briceño, participated in a high-level session with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) executive and regional leaders to discuss some of the climate vulnerability challenges that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are facing.

PM Roosevelt Skerrit announces new health centers in Clifton & Roseau

Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit announced that Clifton & Roseau would soon get a new Health Centers accepting people's longstanding demand.

Belize to get 25,000 COVID-19 vaccines from India by March 6

The Government of Belize announced on Monday that it would get the first batch of 25,000 COVID-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine jabs from the Government of India by March 6, 2021.