In April 2013, The Bahamas’ Attorney-General requested a grant to pilot methods to reduce the lengthy turnaround times on criminal cases. Ensuring the funding for this technical cooperation was challenging. Among the IDB’s trust funds, The Bahamas is not an “A” candidate to invest in. However, once in execution, we anchored the outcome of this technical cooperation’s pilot case … [Read more...] about Working Together to Strengthen the Rule of Law in the Bahamas
The English-speaking Caribbean has its own particular brand of microfinance. Microentrepreneurs in these countries tend to rely on personal savings and informal sources of funds to finance their businesses, rather than the microcredit that is favored in the rest of Latin America. Savings rates in the English-speaking Caribbean average more than 90%, significantly higher than … [Read more...] about Jumpstarting Sustainable Microfinance in The Bahamas
Photo by Rosemary Clarice Hanna The Bahamas markets itself as a Tourist destination: An archipelago of 700 islands and Cays with white sand beaches, aqua transparent water and a green and pristine environment. For the most part this is the case. However, garbage can easily be found on road sides, derelict vehicles in some yards, and in the nearby bushes of some areas in New … [Read more...] about Proper Solid Waste Management Involves all of us
Effects of Hurricane Joaquin. Photo Author Michael Nelson Climate Change is already affecting The Bahamas. We are experiencing much hotter and longer summers and our cooler months, which seems each year to take longer to arrive are not as cool as 15 and 20 years ago. Due to the endless warming of the atmosphere we are experiencing an increase in the existence of vector borne … [Read more...] about How Can We Address the Effects of Climate Change in The Bahamas?
By: Lina Marmolejo, Robert Pantzer and Arnaldo Posadas President Obama at El Reno prison facility, Oklahoma, Photo courtesy of the White House It was a first in US history: President Obama on July 16 visited the federal prison facility in El Reno, Oklahoma, a gesture sure to fuel talk over reforming the American justice system, especially for non-violent offenders facing … [Read more...] about And speaking of prisons, a move to reform in the Caribbean