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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.
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.
The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS advises the public that...
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling for an “organised” Caribbean response to prevent, detect and treat hepatitis, as the first report on the viral disease reveals the enormous scale of the silent epidemic in the Americas, including the Caribbean.
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 International Cricket Council (ICC) joined forces with Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday to recognise Australia’s World Cup winners of 1987.
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.
Today, 9 January 2017, the Caribbean Community Secretariat signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UN_Women to support the Community's work on gender and regional statistics.