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Bridgetown - Jan. 19, 2015 - The Cultural Industries Development Act will be proclaimed on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

Bridgetown - Jan. 19, 2015 - The fiscal consolidation measures of the past 18 months have stabilised the foreign reserves and the foreign reserve movements in 2014 reverted to the normal pattern observed in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

BVI Wary of Cuban Competition in Tourism

Jan 16, 2015 - (bvinews.com) - Director of Tourism in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Sharon Flax-Mars said the territory could lose significant tourism dollars to Cuba if it is not careful.

Bridgetown - Jan. 16, 2015 - Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Organization of American States (OAS) to mark the official start of the PROCEER Barbados project, and all components of the programme’s in-country training.


Nassau, The Bahamas – January 16, 2015 - Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe underscored the importance of the Prime Minister’s recent trip to China, which focused on opportunities to invest in The Bahamas’ tourism product.


UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica - Jan. 13, 2015– What does the rise of China’s economy and active diplomacy mean for the Caribbean? The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean examines China’s hegemony during its first module for 2015.

Nassau, Bahamas – Jan. 13, 2015 - A proposal to acquire funds from China’s $3 billion dollar investment fund will be made on behalf of the Bahamas is among initiatives that the Bahamas will pursue in coming weeks.

Anitgua - Budget Speech 2015

Budget presented by Hon. Gaston Browne, PM and Minister of Finance:-- Today our country is burdened with a debt stock of approximately $3.5 billion with a repayment schedule of over $430 million a year. That is a severely constraining number in debt repayment alone, considering that our total recurring tax revenue stood at approximately $600 million for the past three years.

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