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?
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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
ICT in education is gaining prominence in the Caribbean with the one device per child or family concepts. But what really is ICT in education? Is it the provision of a technology device without educational content? Or is it a technology-integrated method for teaching and learning? Suriname’s government is taking the latter definition quite seriously. … [Read more...] about Rewiring primary education in Suriname
All too often when searching for information on development issues in the Caribbean do we arrive at the list of results, only to discover that the latest uploaded paper, blog, news article, event notification, etc. was written in 2006 or earlier. Or when researching a particular issue concerning the Caribbean, we get sucked into a long list of documents capturing all of the … [Read more...] about Ten websites with up-to-date information on Caribbean development topics
On November 19, the IDB announced one of two Juscelino Kubitschek Awards to the Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Youth Entrepreneurship (CEYE) in the amount of US $100,000.00. There were more than 496 proposals submitted from 28 countries. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in i) economics and finance, and 2) social, cultural, and scientific achievement and is … [Read more...] about Barbados-based Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Youth Entrepreneurship Wins IDB Award