Innovation, the process of making something better, can be a powerful driver of growth. Indeed, for small economies with a high level of human capital like the Caribbean, innovation has the potential to become the cornerstone of development policy. Thus, “innovating innovation” in the Caribbean to create a ‘start-up’ culture, while admittedly ambitious, is a worthwhile … [Read more...] about Innovating Innovation: ‘Starting Up’ the Caribbean
Innovation & Change
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-RwzM0e-A In the 2013-2014 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report, out of the English-speaking Caribbean, the three countries with the highest global competitiveness rankings included Barbados (47), Trinidad and Tobago (92) and Jamaica (94). Interestingly enough, when it came to placing countries into different stages of … [Read more...] about Unlocking Human Imagination: Who Drives Innovation?
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), celebrated each year on 17 May, marks the anniversary of the signature of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865, which led to the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). This year, WTISD-2014 will focus on the theme: “Broadband for Sustainable Development”. Broadband is a … [Read more...] about Broadband 4 all: Caribbean is catching up
I attended a marvelous thought provoking presentation to IDB staff entitled LAC 2025, led by our president Luis Alberto Moreno. In a modern accessible format, different members of staff guided us through a snapshot of the bank's vision for Latin America in the next 10 years or so. While Caribbean voices were not totally absent (a citizen security project in CTT was … [Read more...] about An Innovation Revolution by 2025?
The Potcake has been in The Bahamas for centuries. It has genetically evolved into the resilient champion that it is today. Most parasites and diseases that pedigree dogs would succumb to if they were not vaccinated and not properly cared for would not usually impact the Potcake. This genetically unique mixed breed dog, makes up the majority of the country’s population … [Read more...] about The Royal Bahamian Potcake is an invaluable dog