December 6, 2019

CDB pays tribute to ‘true Caribbean son’ Sir Alister McIntyre, OCC

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The following is a statement from Caribbean Development Bank President Dr. Wm. Warren Smith on the passing of Sir Alister McIntyre. The Caribbean Development Bank joins the wider regional community in mourning the loss of Sir Alister McIntyre, OCC, a Caribbean statesman, a scholar, a true Caribbean son. Though we mourn his passing, we celebrate […]

CDB President: Caribbean can “bounce back” by tackling vulnerabilities, building resilience

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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, is urging regional leaders and development partners to work collaboratively and proactively to address the Region’s vulnerabilities, and to support resilience-building in the energy, agriculture and air transport sectors. In his opening statement to the […]

BARBADOS – CDB announces support for countries affected by Hurricane Irma

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From Caribbean News Service The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced support for its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) affected by Hurricane Irma, and for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which is coordinating the Region’s response to the affected states. The Bank is in the process of providing Emergency Relief Grants to Anguilla, Antigua […]

Caribbean seeks to climate-proof tourism industry

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By Desmond Brown From Caribbean Life BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, June 30, 2017 (IPS) — The tourism industry is the key economic driver and largest provider of jobs in the Caribbean after the public sector. Caribbean tourism broke new ground in 2016, surpassing 29 million arrivals for the first time and once again growing faster than the […]

The Caribbean islands are looking to climate-proof their tourism industry

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BY DESMOND BROWN From The Wire According to tourism officials, the Caribbean tourism industry faces significant future threats related to both competitiveness and climate change impacts. Bridgetown, Barbados: The tourism industry is the key economic driver and largest provider of jobs in the Caribbean after the public sector. Caribbean tourism broke new ground in 2016, […]