by Guest blogger, Jennifer Doherty-Bigara Boyan is a 19 year old Dutch, who just invented a viable solution to clean up the ocean from millions of tons of plastic. Thankfully, he is not the only one of the committed young minds at work. As we look for solutions to tackle climate change, we tend to blame two major groups: governments for their inaction; and the private … [Read more...] about Meet the new generation of youth innovators
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…
A recent blog I wrote entitled, “At-Risk Young Men in the Bahamas: An Endangered Species?” led me to conduct an interview of a young male, John (not his real name), who committed manslaughter at the age of 18. The purpose of the interview was to shed further light on the issue of youth crime in The Bahamas. John grew up in Englerston, a low-income area of the Bahamas where … [Read more...] about From Death Row to Life: An Interview of an Ex-Offender
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