In many respects, Singapore is a miracle: a small island nation and former British colony without natural resources or agriculture that in 50 years transformed into one of the most innovative and business friendly cities on earth. Singapore is the number one, world champion regarding the World Bank’s (WBs) indicator related to the “ease of doing business” and has been leading … [Read more...] about Singapore technological avant-garde and why Latin America and the Caribbean Region should start learning from it
By: Lina Marmolejo, Robert Pantzer and Arnaldo Posadas President Obama at El Reno prison facility, Oklahoma, Photo courtesy of the White House It was a first in US history: President Obama on July 16 visited the federal prison facility in El Reno, Oklahoma, a gesture sure to fuel talk over reforming the American justice system, especially for non-violent offenders facing … [Read more...] about And speaking of prisons, a move to reform in the Caribbean
Photo author Roderick Wells. Director for Planning at the office of the Prime Minister, Dr. Nicola Vrigil Rolle, with IDB Governance Sector Specialist Robert Pantzer When I blogged 2 months ago, outlining the ramifications of the NDP, I emphasized that an improved institutional capacity for planning and investment assessment would ensure better economic … [Read more...] about A National Development Plan (NDP) for The Bahamas 2.0: A challenging but needed upgrade
Lush sandy beaches, beautiful clear aqua-blue waters, sunshine, a beach towel and a martini. For most, a dream vacation, especially for those that live in colder climates and landlocked areas. The Bahamas has been one of the luxury vacation hot-spots for decades. It is known for attracting celebrities. The Bahamian tourism brochures are still exploiting the nostalgia, … [Read more...] about Bahamas a golden past, but what will the future bring?