Govt. setting stage for more regional visitors to Dominica 

DOMINICA continues to punch through regional challenges with air connections to attract more tourists from non-traditional markets, especially during its annual World Creole Festival (WCF). Following a COVID-induced hiatus, the five-day Festival returned last year with a ‘bang’ that had seen more than 7,000 tourists visiting the island. For some tourism enthusiasts, that number may […]

Government receiving less grant funding than targeted

Grenada has received fewer grants from January to July 2023 when compared to the same period for 2022. According to data from the Ministry of Finance, the total grant received for 2023 was EC$33.3 million, and EC$157.5 million for the same period in 2022. “Total Grants in July 2023 amounted to $0.3 million which was […]

St Lucia Govt’s VAT zero-rating on essential supplies applauded by CAD

he Consumer Affairs Department in Saint Lucia is pleased with the recent decision made by the government to zero-rate the Value Added Tax (VAT) on selected building materials, solar photovoltaic systems, and hygiene products. The VAT reduction, set at 12.5%, will be in effect from August 2, 2023, until August 1, 2025. Mrs Sophia Henry, […]


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