Jamaica Gleaner : 2020-06-09

OPINION : 5 : A5


| www.jamaica-gleaner.com A5 THE GLEANER, TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2020 WHAT’S YOUR VIEW? Caribbean economies to plunge by 7.2 per cent this year OPINION The World Bank says that economic conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean have worsened dramatical­ly as the effects of the coronaviru­s (COVID-19) pandemic have rippled through the region, predicting that the shocks stemming from the pandemic will cause regional economic activity to plunge by 7.2 per cent this year. In its June 2020 Global Economic Prospects, the World Bank said that outbreaks in the region have recently spread rapidly, and the economic impacts of nationwide business closures and mobility restrictio­ns have been sudden and severe. The Gleaner welcomes your views on any issue. Preference will be given to letters of 300 words or less. They must bear the writer’s name, address and telephone contact. If using a pen name, you must state your full name. Your name and address will be withheld on request. letters@gleanerjm.com or Editor, The Gleaner Company (Media) Ltd, 7 North Street, PO Box 40, Kingston, or fax: (876)922-6223 EMAIL US: WRITE US: #GLNROPED Editor-in-Chief 23 Orange Street Kaymar Jordan General Manager Garfield Grandison, MSc SANGSTER’S BOOKSTORE Springs Plaza 17 Constant Spring Rd. Tel: (876) 960-8264

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