The IX Annual Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group-Caribbean Civil Society Meeting, held November 12, 2019 in Barbados, brought together experts and regional representatives to dive deep into the theme “Citizen Engagement for Transparency”. Therese Turner-Jones, General Manager for the Caribbean Country Department (CCB) in the IDB, in her discussion at the forum, called … [Read more...] about Engaging Citizens for Transparent Societies: How is the Caribbean doing?
Through an airplane window, it’s easy to see why the world calls this place Paradise. I travel often for work and from my seat in the sky I have come to know the beautiful topography of the Caribbean: Guyana’s lush green, Barbados’ turquoise shores, Trinidad’s northern range. Each landscape is unique; all different members of the same family. And while I am proud to be part of … [Read more...] about When it hits home
This year marks Jamaica’s 57th Anniversary of Independence. It will also mark a half-century of IDB support for the government and people of Jamaica as the country’s foremost multilateral partner. Few, if any countries, at any level of income or development have accomplished as much, as quickly as Jamaica, and in keeping with our mandate to improve lives, the IDB is proud of … [Read more...] about IDB celebrates Jamaica’s independence and 50 years of partnership
Just over a year ago, Puerto Rico was waking up to a new landscape. Like neighboring Caribbean territories, the devastation of Hurricanes Urma and Maria left the island unrecognizable to its inhabitants. Since then, it’s been a slow march to recovery for the region, all while a dark cloud of imminent disaster looms. But a silver lining is beginning to shine through. The … [Read more...] about After the Storm
We live in a unique moment in history where the pace of technological change is evolving at an exponential rate and the speed of digital transformation has no precedence. Twenty years ago, the rate of digital traffic per day was approximately 20 gigabytes. Today, digital traffic has grown to two exabytes (EB) per day (1 EB is equal to 1billion gigabytes). Internet usage by … [Read more...] about Welcome to the first issue of The Next Wave Magazine!