Ambassador Comissiong Outlines CARICOM Strategy Amidst COVID

Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong (Photo via BGIS)

(Barbados Government Information Service) Barbados and other CARICOM countries are doing “a phenomenal job” in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Member States were given the thumbs up by Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, as he gave an update to the Barbados Government Information Service today at his Culloden Road office.

He said: “… Because we’ve controlled the pandemic, we’ve been able to re-open our borders and we’ve been able, at a CARICOM level, to put together this travel bubble, that allows a number of CARICOM countries that are considered to be low risk, that we can travel among those countries without requiring a COVID-19 test, [and] without requiring periods of quarantine.”

Ambassador Comissiong pointed out that tackling COVID-19 was critical because it would serve as a boost to restarting the tourism industry.

Other key economic measures he noted included implementing the Barbados Employment and Sustainable Transformation programme (BEST), with Government investing 300 million dollars in the tourism sector; the Barbados Welcome Stamp initiative; and the creative economy engagement programme that was introduced to get entertainers and creative artistes employed once again.

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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