The International Day for Afro-Latina, Afro-Caribbean, and Diaspora Women is celebrated across the hemisphere every July 25th. The day commemorates the first Summit of Afro-Latina and Afro-Caribbean Women. The Summit, which was launched in 1992, was a crucial moment for women of African descent to gain greater visibility and recognition for their contributions to culture and … [Read more...] about Progress and Perspective: Reflections on Women of the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora in the Americas
Helping the Caribbean in a pandemic
Cruise ships are docked. Flights are grounded and tourists are staying home. As the coronavirus grinds the world economy to a halt, the small, open economies of the Caribbean are taking a hard hit. The Bahamas, Barbados and Jamaica are dependent on tourism. Oil and natural gas prices are plunging, hurting Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago. A recent exploration … [Read more...] about Helping the Caribbean in a pandemic
The hard facts about gender equality in the Caribbean
Tricia loves math and science. She has always excelled at them too. She is now completing her last semester at The University of the West Indies where she majors in Computer Science with a focus on cybersecurity. Because of her position as a top student, at least two of the region’s premiere financial institutions are hoping to hire her as a Security Software Developer. As she … [Read more...] about The hard facts about gender equality in the Caribbean
Engaging Citizens for Transparent Societies: How is the Caribbean doing?
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?
When it hits home
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