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Friday, August 18 2017 @ 02:51 AM AST

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Cayman Islands inflation upticked in Q1 2017

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 1.7 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago. The main contributors to this movement were the 9.0 percent rise in the index for restaurants and hotels, clothing and footwear that went up by 4.7 percent, and recreation and culture up by 2.9 percent.
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Cayman Islands imports down 2% in Q1 2017

Cayman Islands imports down 2% in Q1 2017

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Barbados paying out around US$17.05 million annually in sickness claims

From Barbados GIS:

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Guyana prisoners jailbreak amid fire



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Moody's places the Bahamas' Baa3 ratings on review for downgrade

Moody's Investors Service has today placed the Baa3 bond and issuer ratings of the government of the Bahamas on review for downgrade.

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Cost of living in Sint Maarten more than doubled over 10 period

The following is a summary of the main results of the Sint Maarten Department of Statistics (STAT) Household Budget Survey conducted in 2015 and released July 6 though date July 4:

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Trinidad & Tobago earned approximately US$331 million from tourism in 2016

In response to a question in Parliament on June 23, the Trinidad and Tobago Government said the country earned about US$331 million from tourism in 2016. The following is from the Hansard of that day:

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No help with paperwork for Trinidad & Tobago flood victims

Earlier this week, another minister said Trinidad and Tobago is under CODE ORANGE which means the population should expect continued heavy rains and flash flooding. The following is verbatim from the Hansard of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament, June 23, 2017:

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Baha Mar only partly compensated for loss of Grand Bahama hotel capacity

From the Central Bank of The Bahamas:

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CIBC Private Client Fund fined $103,000 for late filing at TTSEC

CIBC Private Client Fund Limited has been fined $103,000 for the late filing of is annual report and interim financial statements, a June 13 order of the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) said.