It was a joyful moment on Friday, May 16, 2014 when the IDB Representative, Therese Turner-Jones and the Minister of Youth and Culture, Honourable Lisa Hanna, cut the ribbon and unveiled the plaque for the Clarendon Youth Information Centre/National Youth Service Centre. Youth sang, children drummed, politicians spoke, and the crowd applauded loudly to the testimonials of … [Read more...] about Jamaica – Motivating and Empowering their youth
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?
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
To arrive at solutions that can be used in society as a whole. This is more than an abstract, its hands on and it is the reality that we face every day. Instead of staying ashore we wade in the water by taking action. Why civil society? Because they are the voices that need to be heard, through platforms like the one in Suriname on May 21 and 22, the IV Caribbean Civil Society … [Read more...] about This is why we bring people together…
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