Caribbean Region

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados’s sixth and longest serving Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands died at his home on Oct. 11.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) has launched a currency application as part of its efforts to combat counterfeiting.
The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico remained in a state of devastation nearly two weeks after it was first smashed by Hurricane Irma, then the far more destructive Maria.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government has presented a TT$50.5 billion (one TT dollar = US$0.16 cents) budget to Parliament, outlining a number of taxes as the twin-island republic moves to diversify its economy as a result of a significant decline in revenue from the oil and gas sector.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Caribbean countries could benefit from the growth in heritage tourism.
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