The major downturn in tourism and other regional topics were discussed extensively over the past 2 days at the 32nd Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government - which was held via ZOOM.
Dr. Keith Rowley, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, is currently the interim regional Chair of CARICOM, and the meeting he led over the past two days was held entirely by Zoom teleconference due to the ongoing pandemic. Belize's Prime Minister John Briceno and his team participated from the Cabinet room in Belmopan.
Here's what the Prime Minister of Dominica had to say about the talks of the resurgence of Caribbean Tourism post-COVID:Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit - Prime Minister Dominica"There was some discussions today on this, not in extreme detail and regards to the original travel, we have Caribbean Airlines based in Trindad, we have speaking to have Liat but obviously it has been affected by the drop in passengers travelling in the region as a result of the restrictions. Air Antilles is also operating, inter Caribbean is also operating, so once we get the COVID-19 situation under control, we will see people travelling again because the vaccines will be a very important part of getting back level or normalcy and I think within CARICOM we have challenged ourselves to say that the conference of heads, we look forward to meeting face to face in Antigua and Barbuda and working towards that time table to ensure that we take all actions at our national and regional levels to get our countries back into situations where we can move freely. So I believe once we are able to get the COVID-19 situation under control, we minimize the need for quarantine to the extent that we have to put place in our respective countries. We will see the resurgence of travel across the presence of air transportation. So I think for now, our focus ought to be addressing the COVID-19 situation, there is surges in some countries and we've had to take some additional actions the minimize the spread within those respective countries."