“These are young people who made mistakes that aren't that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made. What distinguishes many convicts is a lack of support and second chances.” Barack Obama Not too long a time ago, the 2011 “Brown v. Plata” sharply split 5:4 the US Supreme Court, when it affirmed a lower court case ruling that the … [Read more...] about How the Bahamas is Addressing the Country’s Incarceration Rate
The city of Nassau is the capital and the largest city of The Bahamas. Over the past three decades, the country’s population rose by 81%, and it is precisely New Providence Island—home to the city of Nassau—the area that has experienced the largest population influx. The Greater Nassau Area offers a rich history, culture, and natural environment for the enjoyment of residents … [Read more...] about 5 Steps Towards a More Sustainable Nassau
Click on the link below to hear a TED Talk by Mrs. Therese Turner-Jones, the IDB’s Representative in Jamaica. This talk coincides with the Inter-American Development Bank’s fifty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors and the thirty first of the Inter-American Investment Corporation being held in Nassau, The Bahamas from 7 to 10 of April. Please note that Therese … [Read more...] about What role can the IDB Group and the private sector play in the Caribbean?
Many cities across Latin America and the Caribbean share a common issue: the existence of central areas or downtowns that are run down or underutilized. In most cases city centers are bustling with activity during the day, but become ghost towns during the night. This is the case of Nassau, a city where its downtown area—rich with historic landmarks and local treasures—becomes … [Read more...] about Nassau: A Brand with Tons of Potential
As in other parts of the LAC region, crime and violence have deeply negative effects on businesses and individuals in the Caribbean. The IDB has supported data generation in the region using victimization surveys for individuals and businesses, the highlights of which are presented in this month’s quarterly bulletin with a special focus on crime. … [Read more...] about Crime in Paradise: Preview of Forthcoming IDB Study on Crime in the Caribbean