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SANTIAGO — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has adjusted upwards its economic growth forecast for the region this year to 5.9 percent, as expectations improve for a global recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Nations body had projected an expansion in the region’s gross

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BARBADOS — A slew of leading Caribbean celebrities have adopted the new title of “Disaster Fighters” ahead of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which climate scientists forecast will be above normal. Top West Indian cricketers and music stars are joining arms as the new “Disaster Fighters” with The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

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Perhaps the most important aspect of the short statement issued in Washington after a first two-hour meeting last week between Antony Blinken, the new U.S. Secretary of State and his CARICOM counterparts was its emphasis on inclusivity. In contrast to the failure of the Trump Administration to demonstrate any sense

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet virtually today with 15 foreign ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), State Department spokesman Ned Price said. “They will discuss a number of issues affecting our region, including climate change and disaster resilience and reinforce the deep bond we share

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HAVANA — Several Caribbean island nations have issued a plea to the United States to share its stockpile of COVID-19 vaccines with the region as it has said it would with Mexico and Canada, calling on it not to neglect its “third border.” The independent island states of the Caribbean

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How can CARICOM (the Caribbean Community) pivot, using its own resources and talents, and how can we leverage the potential of USVI/CARICOM partnerships to our mutual benefit? While there are real and meaningful examples of cooperation between the U.S. and the Caribbean, we are in need of a reignited Third

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Windward, the Predictive Intelligence company applying AI to transform global maritime trade, announced today that it has partnered with The Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS). CARICOM IMPACS is an organization of fifteen Member States and five Associate Members in the Caribbean as well as CARICOM’s Regional Security

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SAN JUAN — The Caribbean is hunting for visitors and vaccines to jump-start the stalled economy in one of the world’s most tourism-dependent regions. Clear waters and warm sand attracted a record 31.5 million tourists to the Caribbean in 2019, but visits plummeted by an estimated 60 percent to 80

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BRIDGETOWN — The Caribbean is a multicultural, multiethnic, multi-religious, multilingual region. The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM-1973) was initially a group of former British colonies. Today, CARICOM is a grouping of 20 countries: 15 member states and five associate members. The islands of St. Croix, St. John and St.

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Last year was a disaster for Caribbean tourism. Estimates suggest that visitor arrivals to the region fell by 75 percent in the last three quarters of 2020 causing overall Caribbean economic growth for the year to contract by 6.2 percent. Despite this, industry professionals now express cautious optimism that by

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