Of the 15 nations in the Caribbean trade bloc, Barbados is certainly not the richest or most prosperous but has for decades widely held the title of being one of the most peaceful, tranquil and organized countries in the hemisphere. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago:
The Caribbean islands of Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia and Palm Island in the Grenadines are open for business and normal tourism activities have resumed.
Reports are that services to these islands have returned to normal operation and are accepting flights from all gateways. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago:
St. Vincent and the Grenadines New York Consul General Howie Prince has described as “commendable” and “encouraging” combined efforts to date by the New York Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Consular Corps and the Brooklyn-based Council of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Organizations, U.S.A., Inc. (COSAGO) in gathering relief supplies for Caribbean countries ravaged by recent hurricanes. Comment
The Gaston Browne administration in Antigua and Barbuda says China has donated US$2.5 million to support the Antigua and Barbuda government’s efforts to rebuild Barbuda, which was decimated by Hurricane Irma a few weeks ago. Comment
St Kitts and Nevis:
It’s a care package for the Caribbean.
Brooklynites seeking to assist those recovering from hurricanes that devastated the region’s islands last month can now donate supplies locally as part of an initiative debuted by a Kings County state senator on Tuesday. Several community groups united to launch the Caribbean Relief Project, which includes drop-off sites where residents can bring material in order to get them to people struggling in the storms’ aftermath, according to the politician. Comment
The Antigua and Barbuda government has told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would not let the United States “off the hook” for its internationally-binding obligation to allow internet gaming into the country until fair compensation is paid for the 14 years of damage done to the Antigua and Barbuda economy. Comment