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Resilience Amidst Rising Tides

The Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world. The sector is the greatest contributor of employment and Gross Domestic Product throughout most of the islands that comprise the archipelago.
For these nations, tourism provides a source of foreign exchange and helps to...


Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Caribbean Response To The UK Government’s Consultation On Reform Of Air Passenger Duty

Air Passenger Duty (APD) has reduced tourism arrivals into the Caribbean from the UK and has caused a negative impact on visitor expenditure and overall economic growth.
Caribbean Governments, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)...


Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Caribbean Civil Society Cervical Cancer Advocacy Handbook and Planning Tool

Every year, approximately 2,300 women in the Caribbean die unnecessarily from cervical cancer.
The Caribbean is among the top four highest sub-regions in the world with respect to incidence of cervical cancer1 and has the highest burden of HPV in the Americas. Cervical cancer is the second...


Publication Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2013
Barbados Long-Term Rating Lowered To 'BB-' From 'BB+'; Outlook Negative

On Nov. 20, 2013, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its long-term rating on Barbados to 'BB-' from 'BB+' and affirmed the short-term rating at 'B'. The rating outlook is negative.
The downgrade reflects the mounting external pressures associated with a persistent current...


Publication Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013


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