It started when I was in kindergarten. My teacher believed I was a “delayed learner” and “fell behind” most of my peers. “She can’t even use scissors to cut shapes,” my teacher told my mother. Instead of finding ways to support and enhance my learning, my teacher wanted to hold me back. Try telling that to a Haitian mother. She brought the novel “Wuthering Heights” and … [Read more...] about My learning disability experience taught me some valuable lessons for teachers today
The Caribbean region is one of the most exposed to the pandemic economic shock, due to its dependence on tourism and travel. Nevertheless, Caribbean countries have been largely successful in containing COVID-19 transmissions. After months of restricted movement between countries and within national borders, during this second half of 2020 countries are re-opening and … [Read more...] about How can we use innovation to transform post-pandemic tourism?
I’ve been an avid consumer of Covid-19 news, it’s been fascinating in a number of ways. Especially if you remove yourself from the reality of it, this is quite a historic. When you survey the countries and their responses it makes you realize that situations like these reveal our true character. At the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, we’ve been talking about building … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons We Believe Post Covid-19 Tourism Can Be Better Than Ever
COVID-19 has generated a previously unimaginable shock to economic activity in some sectors for counties across the world—an ‘extreme outlier’ event in statistical terms. For many countries, shocks of this magnitude have not been experienced except during periods of armed conflict or extreme natural disasters. A recent publication from Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) … [Read more...] about Extreme Outlier: The Pandemic’s Unprecedented Shock to Tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean
Guyana’s economy is on the verge of a historic transformation following recent oil discoveries. Financial sector development and inclusion will be crucial to maximize the benefits of faster growth and increased revenues. However, financial access and inclusion in the country are lagging, which hinders firms’ productivity and performance. A new publication from IDB economists … [Read more...] about Six Recommendations to Ensure Guyana’s Oil Wealth is More Financially Inclusive