Current Landscape In June 2020, the ECPCGC became fully operational, in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic. While the virus was largely contained in the Caribbean, the tourist dependent economies of the Eastern Caribbean were adversely affected. As in the rest of the world, there were furloughs, lay offs and lock downs. The economies contracted due to the lack of tourists and the depletion of available funds of local customers. ECPCGC is working with its partners to provide solutions for qualifying MSMEs.