US State Department awards additional funding for sustainable local organizations in Belize and Latin America

November 24, 2017 admin 0

WASHINGTON, USA — The US Department of State has awarded the World Environment Center (WEC) and its partner, Le Groupe-conseil baastel ltée (Baastel), additional funding to grow innovative, sustainable local organizations in Belize and Latin America. The current program, known as La Red de Innovacion and Impacto (La Red), established in 2014, is a collection of 30 such innovative solutions […More]

Applications open for Caribbean youth entrepreneurship tech incubation programme

February 6, 2017 admin 0

A technology incubation programme that provides business support services for young entrepreneurs in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and Haiti is open for applications. The Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP) is an initiative of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the World Bank Group, in partnership with the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre. It tailors support for participants according to the stage […More]

Applications open for Caribbean youth entrepreneurship tech incubation programme

January 30, 2017 admin 0

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — A technology incubation programme that provides business support services for young entrepreneurs in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and Haiti is open for applications. The Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP) is an initiative of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the World Bank Group, in partnership with the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre. It tailors support for participants according […More]

Jamaican stakeholders tour Canada to learn about sea water air conditioning

January 19, 2017 admin 0

TORONTO, Canada — Stakeholders from the private and public sectors in Jamaica now have a better understanding of how sea water air conditioning (SWAC) technology can help reduce electricity costs. At the end of 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) collaborated with New Leaf Power to host a study tour of Canada. During the trip, the group of 12 observed […More]

Jamaica makes it easier for small businesses to get loans

January 2, 2017 admin 0

The Government has made it easier for small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) operators to access $2.4 billion in loan funds, by using non-traditional collateral. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says a policy decision by the administration has allowed the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), to reduce risks associated with loans issued by deposit-taking institutions that are […More]

Five Ways China Will Be Expanding Investments In The Caribbean & Latin America

December 22, 2016 admin 0

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec., 2016: Given Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric, many experts are predicting a policy Of protectionism in trade relationships, especially with Latin America and the Caribbean. But while the US may again be pulling back from their ‘backyard neighbors, China is moving full steam ahead into this region. Here are five ways China says it […More]

Global internet giant backs Caribbean technology development

November 7, 2016 admin 0

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — A global Internet giant is partnering with a Caribbean-based group to advance regional technology development. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is joining forces with the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) to build the capacity of the region’s technical community. ICANN coordinates the Internet’s system of unique addresses. The global nonprofit organization is […More]

Building the Caribbean internet economy

November 7, 2016 admin 0

By Gerard Best PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — In the Caribbean, change is in the air. In fact, it’s in the cloud. There’s a new conversation among the community of technology experts who spearhead Caribbean Internet development, and the buzz is no longer just about physical infrastructure. The architects of the region’s digital future are actively taking steps to strengthen the […More]

Some Caribbean countries transitioning to cassava flour

November 7, 2016 admin 0

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — At least three Caribbean countries – Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago – are selling sliced bread made partly from cassava flour instead of only regular wheat flour and another five have had training in a bid to have the region use more cassava and its products, this according to Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul from the […More]

‘Money allocated for completion of Debe campus’

October 27, 2016 admin 0

The University of the West Indies south campus in Debe is 80 per cent complete but with the slow pace of work, there is still no official word on when the campus will be ready for its first intake of students. The campus was supposed to be ready for the academic year 2014/2016 even though $509.3 million was approved by […More]