For five decades, tens of thousands of Haitians fleeing hardship in their homeland rebuilt their lives about four miles north of downtown Miami, Florida, in a neighborhood widely known as Little Haiti. It was the first stop on the road to the American dream and one of the most efficient places for collecting donations and remittances to send back home. Even during power … [Read more...] about Miami’s Little Haiti offers big ideas on poverty reduction through the arts
Why the Caribbean Embraces Open Data
Discussions about open data and open government are advancing rapidly in the Caribbean and we are already witnessing some good examples of the benefits of open data in the region. In this post, I would like to briefly review progress being made of the creation of an Open Data ecosystem in the Caribbean and look at a few examples that have been useful to some of the governments … [Read more...] about Why the Caribbean Embraces Open Data
Energy Solutions Anyone???
by IDB The high cost of energy for most Caribbean countries is having a negative effect on their economies. Do you have an innovative sustainable energy solution? Mexico, South Korea, and the Inter-American Development Bank want to foster innovation in sustainable energy technology and are offering funding to a select few. … [Read more...] about Energy Solutions Anyone???
Unemployment and Growth: Does Okun’s Law Apply to Trinidad and Tobago?
by CCB Caribbean Economics Team CCB’s Caribbean Economics Team is pleased to send the tenth Issue of the Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin. Are output changes and the unemployment rate related in Trinidad and Tobago? According to the economic theory known as Okun's Law, the two variables should be negatively correlated, and for the United States this relation holds … [Read more...] about Unemployment and Growth: Does Okun’s Law Apply to Trinidad and Tobago?
Meet the new generation of youth innovators
by Guest blogger, Jennifer Doherty-Bigara Boyan is a 19 year old Dutch, who just invented a viable solution to clean up the ocean from millions of tons of plastic. Thankfully, he is not the only one of the committed young minds at work. As we look for solutions to tackle climate change, we tend to blame two major groups: governments for their inaction; and the private … [Read more...] about Meet the new generation of youth innovators