Dominican Republic – Energy Matrix & Regulatory Framework With a gross domestic product (measured at PPP) of USD 90 billion and a population of 10.3 million people, the Dominican Republic is the largest economy in the Caribbean and has the largest population after Cuba. Its energy matrix is dominated by the import of fossil fuels as primary sources (crude oil, natural gas … [Read more...] about Dominican Republic’s Energy Market
Children from St. John’s Basic School, Kingston, Jamaica – taken by Cynthia Hobbs. We know it’s critically important to give our children the right ingredients during the first five years of life – good nutrition, education and language stimulation, vaccinations and other health interventions. But now experts are narrowing it down further to the first 1,000 days – 270 … [Read more...] about The First 1,000 Days of Life Really Matter!
Haiti: Energy Market Overview Haiti is located in the central Caribbean and occupies the western part of the island of Hispaniola together with its direct neighbor the Dominican Republic. It has a population of 9.7 million people and 60 percent of the population live in rural areas. Nonetheless there is substantial pressure on urban areas as the population there has more than … [Read more...] about Haiti’s Energy Market
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
Many Caribbean economies have not only been steadily declining relative to other small economies but currently face unstable macroeconomic imbalances. Hence face the need for stabilisation cum reform policy. Just like Estragon muttering “nothing to be done” in Beckett’s play one policy option, probably less painful upfront, is to wait it out. That is to wait for a world … [Read more...] about “Let It Be”—An Economic Strategy of Benign Neglect?