Feb. 17, 2013 -- “The mission has reached a staff-level agreement with the Jamaican authorities on the key elements of an economic program that can be supported by a 48-month arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF), in the amount equivalent to SDR479 million (about US$750 million or 175 percent of quota).
April 26, 2012 - While the economic challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean differ across countries, one theme is common: they should rebuild policy space and be watchful for downside risks.
Jan. 26, 2012 - The St. Kitts and Nevis’ economy is estimated to have remained flat in 2011 after two years of contraction, but the outlook remains favorable supported by Foreign Direct Investment-related construction projects and an improvement in tourism activities.
Presentation on Western Hemisphere Fall 2011 - "Regional Economic Outlook: Shifting Winds, New Policy Challenges"; Western Hemisphere Department International Monetary Fund; Barbados, October 13, 2011
Bridgetown - Oct. 14, 2011 - Recovery in much of the Caribbean, including Barbados remains weak. This is the view of David Vegara, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He also outlined that while prospects are better for mineral-rich countries, with Suriname and Guyana benefiting from record gold prices, expansion in tourism-based economies such as Barbados are expected to see a lower growth rate than previously projected.
Washington -- March 5, 2011 -- Despite external and domestic shocks, the Guyanese economy demonstrated resilience and registered a fifth consecutive year of robust growth in 2010
March 1, 2011 -- The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 2.075 million (about US$3.26 million) under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) for St. Vincent and the Grenadines to help the country manage the economic impact of Hurricane Tomas.
Washington -- Feb. 8, 2011 -- After 15 years of positive growth, Trinidad and Tobago was hit hard in 2009 by the global financial crisis, the fall in energy prices, and the collapse of a large financial conglomerate.