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Plans are on stream for the 13th annual National Agricultural Exhibition, (AGROFEST) according to Programme Coordinator at the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), Theodore Fraser. Carded for this weekend starting tomorrow morning at 9 am, there is an anticipated 60,000 locals and visitors that should attend the event which is held at Queen’s Park.
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting that the Region will experience economic growth of approximately 1.7 percent in 2017. However, CDB Director of Economics, Dr. Justin Ram, warns that this will not be enough to stimulate employment, particularly among youth, and reduce high regional debt levels. He points to the need for a long-term action plan that will allow the Region to participate in global supply chains, and drive sustainable economic growth.
As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government continue to pursue the course for sustained economic development, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has said it demands working collectively and pooling resources.
Burglars broke into the St Ann’s branch of Massy Stores between Sunday night and early yesterday morning and escaped with $130,000 which was stored in a steel safe.
The Caribbean region's tourism growth potential in 2017 and beyond is enormous, but not without continued collaborative partnerships between the region's public and private sectors.
Organisers of Caribbean Travel marketplace say there has been a surge in new buyer interest for this month's Caribbean Travel Marketplace.
In addition to the longstanding representation of tour operators, wholesalers and Online Travel Agencies who attend the regional event, 15 new buyers from close to a dozen countries have registered to participate in the Caribbean's largest marketing event, which will take place at Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas, from January 31 to February 2, 2017.
Tessa Williams-Robertson (first from left)
Caribbean countries have made notable progress in making the shift to sustainable energy but more must be done to promote and unlock financing for a clean energy shift in the Region. Representatives from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) made this point during the Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF-V) in Nassau, The Bahamas this week.
A technology incubation programme that provides business support services for young entrepreneurs in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and Haiti is open for applications. The Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP) is an initiative of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the World Bank Group in partnership with the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre. It tailors support for participants according to the stage at which the entrepreneur or firm is currently operating.