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How COVID-19 could impact travel for years to come

In late 2019, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published its “Economic Performance of the Airline Industry” report. It contained a 2020 forecast of 4.1 percent growth in global air traffic demand and net post-tax profits for North American airlines of US$16.5 billion.

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BAHAMAS | COVID-19 spread Initiates Nationwide lockdown in the Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas, August 4, 2020 NASSAU, Bahamas, August 4, 2020 - The Bahamas is paying the price for opening up too soon with Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announcing a new two-week lockdown of the entire chain of islands in response to a major spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.

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BARBADOS | Nine of 95 Ghanaian nurses test positive for COVID-19

BRIDGETOWN,  Barbados, Aug. 1, 2020 - Barbados has recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19, acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kenneth George announced Saturday. He told a news conference that of 248 tests conducted on Friday, 12 returned positive results.

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JAMAICA | Jamaica to Recover Stronger - PM Holness

KINGSTON, AUGUST 1, 2020 - With the reopening of several sectors, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed  optimism as it relates to Jamaica’s economic recovery in the COVID 19 pandemic.

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JAMAICA | Bunting decries hike in tution fees

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday, July 30, 2020: PNP Spokesperson on Education, Peter Bunting, MP, is concerned about the absence of a comprehensive plan to treat with the commencement of the 2020/2021 academic year. Principal amongst these concerns is the increase in tuition fees which will exacerbate an already dire predicament for many students and parents.

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JAMAICA | PNP wants gov't to remove taxes on tablets, computer devices

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, June 24, 2020: Shadow Minister of Technology, Mr. Julian Robinson, M.P., is calling on the Andrew Holness government to immediately remove the General Consumption Tax on tablets and computer devices to make them more affordable to parents ahead of the reopening of schools.

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JAMAICA | Bartlett appeals to Jamaicans to fill hotels with Rediscover Jamaica campaign

KINGSTON,  Jamaica July 24, 2020 - A‘Rediscover Jamaica’ campaign, which encourages Jamaicans to taste, see, feel and enjoy the country’s tourism product, has been launched by Jamaica's tourism ministry, as it seeks to fill the many Jamaican hotels now  ailing as a result of the lack of patronage due to  the COVID-19 pandemic.

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