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Pandemic offers opportunity to transform tourism’s role

Pandemic offers opportunity to transform tourism’s role

| September 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The timing of Caribbean tourism’s return to normality remains uncertain. David Jessop suggests that the pandemic has validated the case for transforming the Caribbean model so that the industry is better integrated, and more socially relevant.  Despite the understandable desire by some in tourism to talk up a ‘return to normal’, it is hard to […]

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Time to repurpose the Caribbean public sector

Time to repurpose the Caribbean public sector

| September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

COVID-19 has shown how a repurposed, well directed and joined-up public sector can better meet national needs. David Jessop believes that if the Caribbean is to successfully navigate the world that is coming, new thinking about governance is required if citizens are to believe their leaders care.  Over the last twelve months the Caribbean has […]

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Guyana Tourism Request For Proposal

Guyana Tourism Request For Proposal

| September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dear Travellers and Members of the Trade, The Government of Guyana (GOG) is in receipt of many proposals since August 2, 2020 in respect to hotel development. In the interest of transparency, the GOG invites all persons interested in hotel development to submit or re-submit their proposal in accordance with the below RFP. The GOG is prepared to […]

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St Lucia accedes to Marrakesh Treaty

St Lucia accedes to Marrakesh Treaty

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

CASTRIES, 11th September 2020 –The Government of Saint Lucia acceded to the Marrakesh Treaty which came into force with respect to Saint Lucia on 11th September 2020. The Marrakesh Treaty is a legally binding international copyright law administered by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The Treaty was adopted and opened for signature in Marrakesh […]

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Why vaccine nationalism should concern the Caribbean

Why vaccine nationalism should concern the Caribbean

| September 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wealthy countries are vying to be the first to produce and roll out a fully tested and safe vaccine, test their citizens, and seize the global financial opportunity that being first presents. David Jessop asks how prepared the Caribbean is to respond to vaccine nationalism. How well prepared is the Caribbean to respond to the […]

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Why You Should Try Equipment-Free Workouts

Why You Should Try Equipment-Free Workouts

| August 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Why You Should Try Equipment-Free Workouts at Home For the past few months, most people have had to forgo visits to the gym as facilities locked down during the worst of the Covid outbreak. While home gyms have become more popular than ever with expensive equipment like treadmills and stationary bikes flying off the shelves, […]

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BARNARDO’S launch new kids initiative

BARNARDO’S launch new kids initiative

| August 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

KIDS IN CRISIS OVER COVID: CHILDREN’S CHARITY BARNARDO’S LAUNCH NEW INITIATIVE. WEDNESDAY 19TH AUGUST More than a MILLION parents believe their child could benefit from professional help in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown

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St Lucia PM Provides COVID-19 Update

St Lucia PM Provides COVID-19 Update

| August 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

St Lucia’s prime minister Allen Chastanet speaks with CNBC about the controversial decision to allow travellers from the United States, one of the worse hit countries in the world with coronavirus infection.He assures viewers that his government’s COVID-19 response is working with 25 cases and no deaths…

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St Lucia Diaspora Video Appeal

St Lucia Diaspora Video Appeal

| August 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the most beautiful countries of the Caribbean, St Lucia is a huge beneficiary of Diaspora remittances and this video is an effort to show appreciation for the thoughtfulness of St Lucians and friends across the world.

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interCaribbean Airways Announces Schedule

interCaribbean Airways Announces Schedule

| August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

interCaribbean Airways Announces Schedule Adjustments and Enhancements Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, August 3, 2020: interCaribbean Airways announces minor adjustments in its launch services in Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia, beginning on August 4th, 2020.

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