Tag: Barbados

Tax holidays can help aviation and tourism recover

Tax holidays can help aviation and tourism recover

| July 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

If the Caribbean is to recover from the economic crisis it is facing, governments will need to stimulate tourism in unprecedented ways. David Jessop believes that one answer may be to remove, for a while, taxes and charges on aviation and tourism.  After years of failing to find a way to reconcile whether LIAT, the […]

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‘Whispering Death’ blasts racism against Blacks

‘Whispering Death’ blasts racism against Blacks

| July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Affectionately known in the cricketing world as ‘Whispering Death’ Michael Holding, regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time delivered an impassioned statement about racism and how unproductive and unfair the practice is to the victims. He appeals for it to be ended in the interest of world peace and equality through […]

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Resources to Support Hospitality Reopening Plans

Resources to Support Hospitality Reopening Plans

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Resources to Support Implementation of your Reopening Plans The Caribbean Tourism COVID-19 Task Force has launched health and safety guidelines for companies and destinations to guide the reopening of the tourism industry in the region to help safeguard the health of travelers and employees. The guidelines – inclusive of detailed checklists to facilitate your implementation – address […]

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The Pandemic Economy

The Pandemic Economy

| July 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Covid 19 will determine the length of recession, the trajectory of recession, and the type of economic recovery the world experiences, not any type of stimulus. Stimulus in the midst of a global pandemic is a band aid. Stimulus will generate economic recovery only after the departure of the virus from the globe. The Covid […]

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An Apology Cannot Substitute for Reparations

An Apology Cannot Substitute for Reparations

| July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is no secret the wealth amassed by the many social and financial institutions of Britain and the United States. Hundreds of millions of sterling and dollars have been raised on the backs of former slaves that have since used to enrich many families across both territories, many of whom own highly profitable businesses today. […]

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CARICOM Day Video Premiere

CARICOM Day Video Premiere

| July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dear Nationals and Friends Greetings.  Unfortunately, we cannot have the customary CARICOM Day in-person activities this year, but we will still commemorate the day.  Please see flyer below.  This link is for the CARICOM Channel    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF1zJsyEdI9aAK85mZ9-BPA/featured?view_as=subscriber One CARICOM Stay safe

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Commonwealth Cook Off launches today

Commonwealth Cook Off launches today

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Commonwealth Cook Off launches today July 1st, kicking off a month-long campaign to cook and share homemade culinary creations and raise funds for our girls across the Commonwealth. All you need to do is: Register using the button below and make your donation Look out for the confirmation from cookoff@cgefund.org telling you what to do next Cook […]

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Mikey – Getting it Good “2020 Soca” (Barbados)

Mikey – Getting it Good “2020 Soca” (Barbados)

| June 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Written by James ‘Jamesy P’ Morgan Produced by Kevin ‘Shadee’ Sardine (Kode786 Productions) Mixed and Mastered by Parry Jack (Jack Spaniard Productions) Background Vocals by Anderson Armstrong and Michael Mercer Vocals Recorded by Reddhead Studios Vocal Production by Vocaldini Lyric Video by Danny Reid for Oak Buy / Stream URL: https://riddimstream.it/gettingitgood

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Seabird Harvesting increase Despite Covid-19 Restrictions

Seabird Harvesting increase Despite Covid-19 Restrictions

| June 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Observations of Seabird Harvesting Increase Despite Covid-19 Restrictions Although seabird harvest and egg collection are prohibited by legislation of both Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, research by Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) shows that the practice continues to occur, primarily amongst fishing communities and recreationists.  Harvesting often occurs in tandem with other […]

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Did Digicel Executives break COVID rules by traveling to St. Lucia?

Did Digicel Executives break COVID rules by traveling to St. Lucia?

| June 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

In April, three executives of telecommunications giant Digicel were given exemptions to come into Jamaica despite the lockdown on incoming passengers at the island’s airports. The finding comes after 18º North analyzed flights coming into and out of the country as of March 25, when the restriction came into effect. The analysis was done in […]

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