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
by Leah Inniss From very young I was encouraged to go to school, do well and find a good job. I got only two out of three of these right, hence my journey into entrepreneurship. I did my Bachelors of Science at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Biochemistry and Chemistry and went on to pursue a Masters in Pharmaceutics at the University of Hertfordshire … [Read more...] about Opportunities for Entrepreneurs – LCI Organics benefits from MIF Tourism Project
The phrase Work Life Balance (WLB) has been touted in organizations to highlight the various benefits offered within the workplace to balance a staff member’s professional and personal life. These include benefits such as paid paternity and maternity leaves, flexible working arrangements (FWA), and, more importantly, family-friendly environments to support a work-family … [Read more...] about Is A Work-Life Balance Possible in Today’s Hyper-Competitive Economy?
by Roje Layne, Rakya Phillips, Sheldon Shepherd, Rashada Lopez, Hacina Watson-Hinds, Celicia Maughn and Liane Aird The Barbados Country Office of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is hosting an internship competition for economic students of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (UWI). The pilot project seeks to engage young adults, exposing them to the … [Read more...] about UWI Economics Students Get Tips from the IDB Barbados Country Office on Working as Economists
The operations team of the Barbados Country Office of the Inter-American Development Bank decided to do something differently last month. Instead of its weekly operations meeting inside the comfortable air-conditioned Country Office conference room, the team ventured out on a mission to the Solid Waste Project Unit of the Ministry of Environment and Drainage, the Sustainable … [Read more...] about Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and Recovering Waste the Bajan Way