June 2019

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…

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Reproduced with permission, the full text of Dr. Delisle Worrell – former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados – June 2019 newsletter: The Time Has Come to Permanently Retire All Our Caribbean Currencies Caribbean currencies served a crucial purpose when they were first introduced, but they have now become a nuisance in today’s digitised…

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From mid-night June 2 consumers in Barbados paid more for gasoline and diesel. The retail price of gasoline increased from $3.88 BDS per litre to $3.93, 5 cents / 1.3% more. The retail price of diesel increased from $3.08 BDS per litre to $3.14 BDS, 6 cents / 1.9% more. (Source: Barbados Government Information Service). Insights For…

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