Caribbean News Roundup – August 11th

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    Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is in New York to meet with the United Nations’ division of partners and other potential tourism investors.

    He intends to discuss the relationship with the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre and his country’s strategic development, particularly in areas of climate change and seismic disruptions.

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    Barbados’ fiscal discipline is paying off in the early months of Government’s new financial year.

    Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes revealed that the fiscal surplus and primary balance achieved between April and June was the best for any “comparable quarter” in the last 30 years.

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    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking support from the 7-member Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States to support his country’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the period 2021-22.

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    Drivers in Guyana are being warned not “to give any traffic officer a bribe”.

    This warning comes from newly appointed Commander of G Division Cristal Robinson, following media reports that persons are paying money to these officers so their traffic offences do not reach the court.

    She says in giving a “bribe”, it takes two to understand such an arrangement, and as such, both the giver and the acceptor will face the consequences, once information reaches her.