Archive for April 2016

Learning about Jamaica’s Forests by Hiking the Blue Mountains

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by Anaitée Mills

Xaymaca is the Taino name for Jamaica which translates into “land of wood and water” but how much wood and how much water does Jamaica have today?

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Learn More about Energy in Dominica and the Caribbean

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by Eduardo Rodríguez

 

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Our new Caribbean Energy Dossiers offer a comprehensive deep dive into the energy landscape of seven Eastern Caribbean countries: Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda,Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean Energy Dossiers provide an unprecedented level of information about the current energy mix in each country, as well as a forecast that gives readers inside information on projected growth in the energy sector.
The Caribbean Energy Dossiers also offer unique insights on the institutional organization of the energy sector in each country and outline ideas about how current energy policy in the Eastern Caribbean could be improved.

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The Promise of Renewables in Grenada

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by Eduardo Rodríguez

 

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Like most other island nations in the Caribbean, Grenada depends disproportionately on imported oil products to meet its energy needs. Recent small-scale efforts have met with limited success in diversifying energy by tapping into local renewable energy resources. A new publication on Grenada provides detailed information about the country’s energy mix, and we will break down the most important information.

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Making People Happy

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by Therese Turner-Jones

Development is not about economic growth but rather about creating freedom, helping people flourish, and simply making them happy. This is not a new concept.

The West Indies Under-19  cricket team triumphed in the World Cup earlier in the year and the senior West Indies cricket teams had outstanding victories obtaining both male and female world championships. These wins were even more compelling because of the joy its residents felt, including a sense of unity as Caribbean people.

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Project Management Techniques for Development Professionals

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by Sharon Miller

 

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Are you involved in managing projects?  Have you ever worked on an IDB financed project or think you might?  If so, this course may interest you.

The IDB is offering a free course on Project Management Techniques for Development Professionals.

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How the Bahamas is Addressing the Country’s Incarceration Rate

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by Robert Pantzer

 

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“These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made. What distinguishes many convicts is a lack of support and second chances.”   Barack Obama

Not too long a time ago, the 2011 “Brown v. Plata” sharply split 5:4 the US Supreme Court, when it affirmed a lower court case ruling that the California corrections system was violating civil rights laws and therefore was violating the Eighth Amendment which provides a constitutional guarantee against “cruel and unusual punishments.” The Supreme Court Decision had to be carried out at the State and Governor’s level.[1]

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Seeking to Transform Energy in Saint Lucia

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by Eduardo Rodríguez

 

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Our new Caribbean Energy Dossiers offer a comprehensive deep dive into the energy landscape of seven Eastern Caribbean countries: DominicaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesGrenadaSaint LuciaSaint Kitts and NevisAntigua and Barbuda,Trinidad and TobagoThe Caribbean Energy Dossiers provide an unprecedented level of information about the current energy mix in each country, as well as a forecast that gives readers inside information on projected growth in the energy sector.

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5 Steps Towards a More Sustainable Nassau

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The city of Nassau is the capital and the largest city of The Bahamas. Over the past three decades, the country’s population rose by 81%, and it is precisely New Providence Island—home to the city of Nassau—the area that has experienced the largest population influx. The Greater Nassau Area offers a rich history, culture, and natural environment for the enjoyment of residents and tourists alike. However, product of its rapid expansion and the effects of climate change, the city now experiences a series of issues that affect its productivity and long-term sustainability.

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On scamming and marijuana: a ground-up view of a citizen security program in Jamaica

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by Pablo Bachelet

 

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IDB´s Mariko Russell reads at the Granville All Age (Primary) School

 

“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.

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What role can the IDB Group and the private sector play in the Caribbean?

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Click on the link below to hear a TED Talk by Mrs. Therese Turner-Jones, the IDB’s Representative in Jamaica.  This talk coincides with the Inter-American Development Bank’s fifty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors and the thirty first of the Inter-American Investment Corporation being held in Nassau, The Bahamas from 7 to 10 of April.

Please note that Therese Turner-Jones’ Ted Talk on the private sector is scheduled for 1000 AM EDT Friday, April 8

English version:

http://www.livestream.com/IDB_EN

Spanish version:

http://www.livestream.com/BID_ESP

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