November 15, 2019

Biltmore conference to address challenge for Caribbean nations: finding stable growth

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BY MIMI WHITEFIELD From Miami Herald The small states of the Caribbean often face unique challenges — hurricanes and other natural disasters that hit with some regularity, high debt levels, less diverse economies than their larger counterparts, and susceptibility to turbulence in the foreign markets that send them tourists and investment and offer them trade […]

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court celebrates Diamond Jubilee

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From The New Today The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) last week Monday marked its 50th year of existence reflecting on its many achievements throughout the years and the many challenges that still exists. In a telecast that was broadcast simultaneously at special sittings of the court in all the nine member states and territories […]

EU to boost Caribbean Competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships

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From Curacao Chronicle European CommissionBASSE-TERRE – The INTERREG V Caribbean, a multimillion dollar EU-funded program to strengthen regional partnerships, will be officially launched in St. Lucia on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. In addition to boosting the economic competitiveness of the region’s countries, the INTERREG V Caribbean program will also respond to environmental challenges and health […]

EU to boost Caribbean competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships

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PRESS RELEASE – The INTERREG V Caribbean, a multimillion dollar EU-funded program to strengthen regional partnerships, will be officially launched in St. Lucia on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. In addition to boosting the economic competitiveness of the region’s countries, the INTERREG V Caribbean program will also respond to environmental challenges and health issues, while promoting […]

Caribbean, EU deepening ties at energy conference

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From CaribFlame [Monday’s (10)] start of the inaugural European Union-CARIFORUM Sustainable Energy Conference set the backdrop for a deepening of cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the Caribbean region. Speaking at the commencement of the two-day conference taking place at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, the EU Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, OCES […]

Academic, PSOJ say Jamaica needs to get it together over World Bank’s Blue Economy report

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By Jovan Johnson From Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica’s academic and business representatives say a World Bank study pointing to the multibillion-dollar benefits regional countries can get from sustainable exploitation of the Caribbean Sea highlight weaknesses in government policy over the years as well as a narrowness in tertiary-level studies. However, Dennis Chung, CEO of the Private […]

New report identifies key opportunities to boost growth in the Caribbean Sea while preserving its ecosystem

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From Dominica Today Washington.- In the lead up to this week’s ‘Our Ocean’ conference hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington D.C., a new World Bank report released today examines how the transition to a ‘blue economy’ for Caribbean countries can not only generate growth, but also help countries gain greater resilience […]

Six climate-smart agriculture initiatives make a difference in Eastern Caribbean States

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From IICA A competition organized by IICA and the Ministries of Agriculture rewarded successful cases of technology use and good practices for addressing and minimizing the impact of climate change on agriculture. San José, 26 August 2016 (IICA). Six organizations in Caribbean countries have taken a step forward in adapting to and mitigating the impacts […]

USD33 m to finance climate change resilient infrastructure in the Caribbean

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- August 24, 2016 – Officials from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed an agreement to provide USD33,000,000 towards financing sustainable infrastructure projects in the Caribbean region. At least 50 percent of the funds will be used to fund climate change adaptation and mitigation projects. The […]

CDB teams up with IDB for regional dialogue on environment

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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) recently shared some of the lessons learned from its work in promoting environmental sustainability outcomes with participants at a Regional Policy Dialogue on Environmental Compliance and Licensing for countries in the Caribbean Region. It was held in Kingston, Jamaica on July 27 and 28, 2016. CDB partnered with the Environmental […]