Caribbean L 24 ife, MAY 21-27, 2021
He said the economic benefits will
be significant “from increased airlift
benefiting all surrounding islands to
direct and indirect linkages to critical
sectors such as transportation, tours
and excursions agriculture and manufacturing.”
Sandals said Beaches St. Vincent
is just one of several new projects
announced by Sandals Resorts in
Suriname government said there
will be no lock down of the Dutchspeaking
noting that the measures
taken over the
past three weeks have
resulted in a significant
reduction in cases.
Suriname has recorded 11,572 cases
and 221 deaths from Covid-19.
The authorities have also warned
that there should be no gathering of
groups larger than five persons in
public places, saying this not apply to
work and sectors or activities for which
there is a protocol. It is forbidden to
hold house parties.
The authorities also announced the
closure of night clubs, dance halls,
brothels, bars, casinos and entertainment
centers and gyms.
Minister of Health, Dr. Marie Greta
Clement said two variants of Covid-19-
-Brazilian and English — have been
detected in the French-speaking country.
Trinidad and Tobago is now under a
state of emergency.
A curfew is also in effect, requiring
citizens to stay in their homes between
the hours of 9 pm and 5 am, with
exceptions made for essential workers.
Speaking at a press conference on
Saturday, Prime Minister,
Dr. Keith Rowley
said the move became
necessary in light of
the high numbers of
cases and the rising death toll, which
saw 21 deaths recorded in a single day
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Roshan
Parasram said Trinidad and Tobago
now at the height of the spike.
He said the spike is T&T’s deadliest
third wave of Covid-19.
The latest public health regulations
were introduced in March 2020, with
further restrictions being added weekly.
Trinidad and Tobago has recorded
more than 16,000 cases of the Covid-
19 pandemic since the virus started
spreading in March last year. So far
there are more than 285 deaths.
— Compiled by Azad Ali
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