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Carnival audits, oil share + more in Caribbean news in brief

PICTURED: Chairman of the Factories Corporation of Jamaica, Lyttleton Shirley

GUYANA PREPS OIL SHARE FUND PLAN

Guyana's government plans to bring legislation for a sovereign wealth fund to parliament before the end of 2018, says Natural Resources Minister Ralph Trotman. He told Foreign Policy magazine that the bill will trigger debate on how to use and invest Guyana’s future oil revenues.

NEW CARIBBEAN AIR EXPERTISE

A new group called the Caribbean Airlift Alliance says it aims to give advice to the airline industry and governments to improve what it called “the most vexing issues” for regional travel. The alliance stressed it was not competing with aviation interests, adding that “professionals are not typically prepared to spin their wheels. Therefore, governments and agencies will experience the bene ts of cooperation”.

PLANS TO BOOST COASTAL JAMAICA

Jamaica's rural and coastal towns are the focus of a government economic and social boost programme. Chairman of the Factories Corporation of Jamaica, Lyttleton Shirley, said towns earmarked for development include Port Antonio, Falmouth, Port Maria and Morant Bay.

CABINET WANTS CARNIVAL AUDIT

Trinidad & Tobago's cabinet has asked for audited reports on 2013-16 activities by the Trinbago Uni ed Calypsonians’ Organisation, Pan Trinbago and the National Carnival Bandleaders Association. Culture Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly said the hosting and management of carnival “has been under criticism and scrutiny by members of the special interest groups, other cultural stakeholders and the general public”.

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