By the time we reach first grade in the Caribbean, teachers are asking what we want to be when we grow up. We frequently raise our hands and shout “doctor, lawyer or engineer,” but how many considered the agriculture sector? This might be a good time to think about it. As CARICOM nations look for ways to curb their $4.75 billion (U.S.) in yearly food imports, regional … [Read more...] about Cultivating a Culture of Agriculture: Are Caribbean youth up to the challenge?
When we think about climate change and protecting coastal areas we usually visualize something scientific like big boulders, reefs, boardwalks and jetties. The Climate Change Coastal Community Adaptation Resilience and Knowledge (CCCCE-ARK) regional project despite its ostentatious name, however, has taken coastal protection to the grassroots. The two and a half year … [Read more...] about Building Resilience amongst Small Businesses in Coastal Communities across the Caribbean: Challenges, and Opportunities and Experiences
On a recent trip to the Islands of Andros, which we previously called Andros Island, but learnt that is actually an archipelago within The Bahamas and not one single land mass, we visited North Andros and saw many sites including: coastlines, farms packing houses and work that is currently under construction for the Bahamas Agricultural, Marine and Science Institute … [Read more...] about Revisiting AGRICULTURE! Four ways to ensure we don’t lose our whale, Andros!
As the memory of the electrifying inaugural IAAF World Relays fades, there is still a lot we have to be excited about. The news that we have tripled our investment into the games is exactly what the investors and the public want to hear. This means we are making progress in the right direction, but let’s do more. Now it is time for The Bahamas to show what the outcome of the … [Read more...] about Attraction by attraction
Maybe you already knew, maybe you didn't. The Caribbean Community has been exporting creative and intellectual talent to and growing talent within the U.S. for many decades. Let’s take a closer look at 40 famous Capitol Hill change-makers, Hollywood royalty, and some others in-between, whom you may not have known were of Caribbean descent. We left out the athletes … [Read more...] about 40 Famous Pop Culture Personalities of Caribbean Descent: It May Surprise You…