Photo Credit: Ian Allen, The Gleaner The international political response to climate change began more than 20 years ago at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, where the “Rio Convention” included the adoption of the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This convention set out the framework for action aimed at stabilizing the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases … [Read more...] about Jamaica and COP21: Why does it matter?
From left to right: Sir George Alleyne and Ambassador Bernal Conventional wisdom dictates that small states should lack the ability to significantly affect the international behavior of superpowers; however, the small island nation of Jamaica has shown itself unusually capable of influencing some aspects of United States foreign policy. … [Read more...] about The Power of Diplomatic Persuasion: Jamaica’s Relationship with the United States
Photo courtesy of Brodrick Watson –from left Mr. Keith Whyte-PMP Coach, Dr. William Lawrence - Mona School of Business and Management, Mrs. Therese Turner-Jones –IDB Country Representative, Professor Claremont Kirton- UWI Consulting and Ms. Flavia Milano -IDB Specialist, VPC by Brodrick Watson and Dorothea Less In this Age of Global Inter-connectivity where people … [Read more...] about Civil Society Organizations in Jamaica: Building Capacity for Greater Impact
Members of the IDB Team pose next to bags of trash picked up at Wickie Wackie beach in St. Thomas, Jamaica. Each year in September, thousands of volunteers comb lakes, rivers, and beaches around the world for all kinds of waste. These volunteers are the driving force behind the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day, a hallmark initiative of the Ocean Conservancy (OC), which … [Read more...] about How to do a beach cleanup? Jamaicans can tell you all about it.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, Hagainativ Not too long ago, news started to emerge that Jamaican banks would sever relations with cambios as they created problems with their international correspondent banks. (To transfer money abroad, banks need partner banks in that country, these are called correspondent banks.) This is a severe problem as in today’s modern, … [Read more...] about De-Risking and Correspondent Banking – A Caribbean Example