December 11, 2017

New book on wastewater re-use in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From IWMI In an important first for this region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a new bookcompiling a wealth of information on wastewater re-use for agriculture. Available in Spanish, the book was prepared in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and CGIAR Research Program on Water, […]

Flow customers to select the next “Flow People’s Choice Award” From the 2017 CaribbeanTales Incubator Program proudly sponsored by Flow

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MIAMI, Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Which top Caribbean television series concept will claim the Flow People’s Choice Awards selected from this year’s CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI) program?  That is the question that is top of mind as Flow customers across the region add their voices to the selection process. There are only 10 voting […]

World Bank : The vulnerable in Latin America and the Caribbean are often just one disaster away from falling back into poverty

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WASHINGTON, November 29, 2017 – Countries across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have made major progress in reducing poverty and inequality, but frequent natural and man-made shocks threaten to drive many people back into poverty unless efforts to mitigate and manage risks are stepped up, according to a new World Bank report. ‘Shaking Up […]

World Bank says Haiti needs to invest more in health care

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From The Jamaica Gleaner WASHINGTON (CMC): The World Bank says the health sector in Haiti needs more public investments and better allocation of resources so as to improve access to health care for all Haitians. In a report titled ‘Better Spending, Better Care: A Look at Haiti’s Health Financing’, the financial institution notes that public spending […]

Latin America is world’s most violent region for women, UN says

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By JUAN JOSÉ RODRÍGUEZ AFP From Arab News PANAMA CITY: Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said Wednesday, highlighting Central America and Mexico as particularly dangerous. In a report presented in Panama, UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) found assaults on […]

We must strengthen ties with non-English-speaking countries: Caricom Reps

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From teleSUR The comments were made at the 6th IMF High Level Caribbean Forum in Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaica’s Prime Minister (PM) Andrew Holness called for stronger relationships to be forged between Caricom states and non-English-speaking countries across the Caribbean and Latin America. Holness was addressing a panel discussion at the 6th International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

5G readiness on the rise

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In its annual 5G Readiness Survey, Ericsson compiles 5G-related plans and activities among operators 78 percent of the respondents are involved in 5G trials this year compared to 32 percent last year Plans to monetize 5G involve migration of subscribers from 4G to 5G and expanding into enterprise and industry market segments Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) […]

IDB launches fund to assist early childhood development in the Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the ECD Innovation Fund, a partnership to foster early childhood development (ECD) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The ECD Innovation Fund is a partnership with FEMSA Foundation and Open Society Foundations at a regional level, and with Fundação […]

Scientists identify hotspots of coastal risks in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From PHYS.ORG The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the vulnerability of populations and infrastructure in coastal areas to natural disasters. A new study by scientists at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Cantabria, Spain, identifies hotspots of coastal risks throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Published November 2 in PLOS ONE, […]

Latin America is a leader in attracting investments to combat climate change, says report

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The region has become an attractive market for investment in infrastructure and sustainable urban transport, and is expected to reach more than $ 1 trillion in investments by 2030. The report identifies seven areas of enormous potential to attract private investment: renewable energy, energy storage and solar off-grid, agribusiness, green building, urban transport, water supply […]