Photo courtesy of Brodrick Watson –from left Mr. Keith Whyte-PMP Coach, Dr. William Lawrence - Mona School of Business and Management, Mrs. Therese Turner-Jones –IDB Country Representative, Professor Claremont Kirton- UWI Consulting and Ms. Flavia Milano -IDB Specialist, VPC by Brodrick Watson and Dorothea Less In this Age of Global Inter-connectivity where people … [Read more...] about Civil Society Organizations in Jamaica: Building Capacity for Greater Impact
Members of the IDB Team pose next to bags of trash picked up at Wickie Wackie beach in St. Thomas, Jamaica. Each year in September, thousands of volunteers comb lakes, rivers, and beaches around the world for all kinds of waste. These volunteers are the driving force behind the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day, a hallmark initiative of the Ocean Conservancy (OC), which … [Read more...] about How to do a beach cleanup? Jamaicans can tell you all about it.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, Hagainativ Not too long ago, news started to emerge that Jamaican banks would sever relations with cambios as they created problems with their international correspondent banks. (To transfer money abroad, banks need partner banks in that country, these are called correspondent banks.) This is a severe problem as in today’s modern, … [Read more...] about De-Risking and Correspondent Banking – A Caribbean Example
Elsa accepting her award. Photo courtesy by Navita Anguna As chair of the Rotary Club of Kingston (RCOK) Scholarship Committee, I am always on the lookout for students who have performed exceptionally well while being financially challenged. This is the story of one of our 2015/2016 awardees. … [Read more...] about A Child from the Garrison
Panelists (left to right): Mr. Fitzroy Vidal - Director of Energy, Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM), Dr. Ruth Potopsingh – Assoc. VP, University of Technology (UTECH) & IDB ConSOC Member, Mr. Christopher Brown - Business Development Manager, Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), and Mrs. Pauline Wilson - General Manager Pioneer Meats, (IDB/DBJ … [Read more...] about Finding solutions for Jamaica’s Energy Sector Challenges (Part II)