The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP) is assisting Caribbean nations to become more energy efficient through policies and incentives that promote low emission growth and greater public-private sector investment in clean energy development.
Customers of CIBC FirstCaribbean with smart phones, now have another innovative banking solution that will fit in with their busy lives. This is thanks to the recently launched user-friendly mobile banking app for smartphones - another innovation from the regional bank.
On June 14, U.S. Embassy Bridgetown hosted an interactive program aimed at promoting tolerance and preventing hate crimes against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. The program featured a screening of the award-winning documentary Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, followed by an interactive webchat featuring the U.S. Department of State’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry, filmmaker Michele Josue, who is the director and writer of Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, and Jason Marsden, Executive Director of the Matthew Shepherd Foundation.
They range in age from 18 to 50. A barista, an accountant, a recent high school grad, a journalist, a dancer. While different in so many ways, they have one thing in common: They lost their lives in the deadliest mass shooting in the United States.