Monday, August 23, 2021
Jamaicans are to remain in their homes for three consecutive weekends. Although the economies of the English-speaking Caribbean are witnessing a gradual recovery, there are concerns that it will falter in light of a spike in COVID-19 cases in several and a growing anti-vaccination movement.
- The remainder of the hurricane season may see further infrastructure damage that will set back recovery.
- Anti-LGBTQ policies will hinder recovery in the key tourism sector and shave several percentage points off regional GDP.
- Political resistance to vaccination mandates will mount, undermining efforts to control the pandemic.