2019

Reproduced with permission, the full text of Dr. Delisle Worrell – former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados – July 2019 newsletter: The one question which always surfaces in response to my lecture “The time has come to permanently retire all our Caribbean currencies” (search for this title on Youtube) is about national sovereignty.…

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From mid-night July 7 consumers in Barbados paid less for gasoline and diesel. The retail price of gasoline fell from $3.93 BDS per litre to $3.86, 7 cents / 1.8% less. The retail price of diesel fell from $3.14 BDS per litre to $3.02 BDS, 12 cents / 3.8% less. (Source: Barbados Government Information Service). Insights For…

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Press Release No. 19/235 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2019 IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the IMF’s Extended Fund Facility for Barbados and Approves US$48.7 Million Disbursement · The completion of the review enables an immediate disbursement of SDR 35 million (about US$48.70 million). A four-year EFF arrangement was approved on October 1,…

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GUYANA: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Mission June 17, 2019 A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or ‘mission’), in most cases to a member country. Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF’s Articles…

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Press Release No. 19/219 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2019 IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Jamaica End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of…

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ campaign to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was a resounding success. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was able to attain the seat that is allocated to the Group of Latin America and Caribbean States (GRULAC), for the period of January 1, 2020 to December…

Read More Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Wins Bid For Non-Permanent Seat On United Nations Security Council 2020-2022 Term