Rising Stronger From The Ashes Of COVID-19

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Rising Stronger From The Ashes Of COVID-19

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Stimulus Package for St. Vincent and the Grenadines delivered in an address by Dr. The Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves to the nation on March 25, 2020.

CONTEXT AND BACKDROP

Over the past two or so weeks, the global pandemic of coronavirus, or Covid-19 as the World Health Organisation (WHO) had dubbed it, has been galloping in its spread in our major diaspora centres and tourism source-markets of the USA, the United Kingdom, and Europe, having hitherto raged among populations in influential economic hubs such as China, Japan, South Korea, and Iran. Given the inter-connectedness of the world’s peoples through transportation, migration, global communications, and trade, the contagion of Covid-19 has either engulfed or touched physically almost every country on earth.

In the Caribbean, all but one of the CARICOM member-countries have reported at least one person who has tested positive for Covid-19; in some regional states the spread of…

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