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 fishing … [Read more...] about Cultivating a Culture of Agriculture: Are Caribbean youth up to the challenge?
As I grow older, I begin to take a different approach to life. I ask myself, “Is it necessary to get involved in one activity over another? What is the objective of doing a particular task? Will it make a difference in someone else’s life? Will it help to solve the myriads of problems facing my Jamaican brothers and sisters?” Working as an Operations Analyst at the IDB has … [Read more...] about To Blog or Not to Blog: Time for Reflection and Action?
I recently completed the Eight Weeks to Wellness programme here in The Bahamas. This programme is put on by the Better Living Health Center each year in the Bahamas. As one of the coaches, I assisted in the guidance of just under 200 persons to achieve a better and healthier lifestyle. Most of the persons apart of the programme were plagued by Chronic Non-communicable … [Read more...] about Hey good-lookin’, whatcha got cookin’?
In December 2013, the IDB approved a Policy Based Program to support the Development of the Suriname Agricultural sector. This is part of several ongoing initiatives that the country is implementing to gradually but systematically achieve sustained growth in one of its most important non- extractive sectors. The Agriculture sector accounts for 10% of total export earnings, … [Read more...] about Suriname weaving its Caribbean Food Basket