Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, D Ramey Logan “The biggest headache is getting the men to walk away from certain things,” says Adenike Stephenson, when asked what gave her the most difficulties at her job as regional coordinator for the Citizen Security and Justice Program. … [Read more...] about We visited a citizen security program in Jamaica and this is what we learned
Citizen Security and Justice Program
An IDB team comprised of Mr. Hans Schulz, Vice President for the Private Sector, Mr. Stefan Wright, Lead Investment Officer, Structured & Corporate Finance Department, Mr. Wayne Beecher, MIF Senior Specialist and Mrs. Cynthia Hobbs, Education Senior Specialist visited the Marriott Courtyard Kingston project site last week Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The purpose of the visit … [Read more...] about Supporting youth empowerment through private sector investment
On June 18th, the traditionally fractious neighborhood of Parade Gardens got a new lease on life. A new, refurbished building was opened as a Community Center, to breathe life into an area better known for gang warfare built on tribal politics. The building located in the South Central section of the Kingston Metropolitan area, has a community base of two districts, Southside … [Read more...] about Parade Gardens Community Center opens in downtown Kingston, Jamaica
When I was 14 years old, I stood at my window and watched as a young man ran for his life and another young man calmly stood, aimed and shot him to death. They were both under the age of 25. The following year, my best friend, 15 years old, barely made it to his front door before he collapsed. He had stab wounds over his entire body. In that same year, my brother and I … [Read more...] about At-Risk Young Men in the Bahamas: An Endangered Species?
IDB approved a US$6.75 million loan to Caribe Hospitality Jamaica in December 2012 to construct and operate a 129 room Marriott Courtyard Hotel in New Kingston Jamaica. In addition to providing loan funds, IDB saw the opportunity to provide technical assistance to enhance the development impact of the project. IDB then conducted a Shared Value Appraisal, in partnership … [Read more...] about Growing Jamaica’s Hotel Industry while Training At-Risk Youths