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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.
The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is preparing to launch its 2017 Luncheon and Seminar Programme.
Plans to fill vacant posts are proceeding well at the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) as two new directors were recently recruited.
Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing yesterday over his handling of thousands of mortgage foreclosures and his failure to initially disclose to the committee nearly $100 million in assets and interests in a Cayman Islands corporation.
Sir Cliff Richard has been recognized for his outstanding service of the Barbadian diaspora to the United Kingdom he was recently presented with the prestigious award at the Cliff Beach Club. An award that was presented to him by Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Hon. Richard Sealy and the British High Commission.
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) hosted a working group meeting at the Ramada Belize City Princess Hotel from January 9th-10th 2017, to advance the implementation of a risk insurance facility for fishers in the region.