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  • Photo of OAS undertaking cultural project in CARICOM countries

    OAS undertaking cultural project in CARICOM countries

    Expanding the Socio-Economic Value of Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – At least 14 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are participating in an innovative-multi-nation initiative aimed at identifying untapped cultural heritage resources and to develop new tools for monitoring and incentivising their protection. The Organisation of American States (OAS) project which is being funded by the United States, is…

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  • Photo of CDB provides grant funds to help University of Belize improve operations

    CDB provides grant funds to help University of Belize improve operations

    CDB’s operations officer, education, Idamay Denny he government of Belize is continuing its focus on expanding access to quality tertiary education by looking at ways to improve operations at the University of Belize (UB). The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$400,000 to the government of Belize to facilitate a comprehensive institutional assessment of UB, which will…

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  • Photo of CDB approves US$35M loan to improve education access in Belize

    CDB approves US$35M loan to improve education access in Belize

    More children are expected to gain access to education in Belize with the construction of 35 new schools and the provision of 5,300 additional places across pre-primary, primary and secondary levels. These are among the benefits to flow from a USD35 million loan and a USD 461,000 grant approved  by the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)…

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  • Photo of Farmers and Communities to Benefit from Climate Change Adaptation Project

    Farmers and Communities to Benefit from Climate Change Adaptation Project

    Soil erosion management, solar power energy and an improved building code are some of the areas to be handled under a Climate Change Adaptation project estimated at more than one million Eastern Caribbean Dollars. This information was shared by Jerome Meade, Montserrat’s Focal Point during the opening session of a one-day workshop to update the island’s policy on Climate Change…

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  • Photo of Road mapping workshops for coconut industry development to continue

    Road mapping workshops for coconut industry development to continue

    The second phase of the Road Mapping workshops for the European Union (EU) funded ‘Coconut Industry development in the Caribbean’ project is set to continue later this month. Project partners the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Geneva based International Trade Centre (ITC) will engage with industry stakeholders in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Belize and Suriname to formulate road maps for market led…

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  • Photo of CDB & DFC Project to benefit MSMEs, Housing, Education Launched in Belize

    CDB & DFC Project to benefit MSMEs, Housing, Education Launched in Belize

    [Barbados] The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is providing funding to the Development Finance Corporation of Belize (DFC) to: better support the productive sector, including small business; to assist students to access tertiary level and skills training programmes; and families to acquire or improve their own homes.             Officially initiated today at the CDB-DFC project launch workshop in Belize City, the programme,…

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  • Photo of CCJ itinerant sitting in Belize

    CCJ itinerant sitting in Belize

    The full Bench of the Caribbean Court of Justice is in Belize this week for the first time for itinerant sittings from 20-23 April, 2015. The sittings will be held in Courtroom 1, Supreme Court of Belize. This is the fourth itinerant sitting of the Court, with previous sittings being held in Barbados in April 2012, Jamaica and Barbados in March 2013,…

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  • Photo of In Belize, climate change drives coastal management

    In Belize, climate change drives coastal management

    BELIZE CITY, Apr 9 2015 (IPS) – A five-year project launched here in Belize City in March seeks to cement a shift in view of climate change and its impact on Belize’s national development. The Belize Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project (MCCAP) has dual goals: putting in place structures to ensure continued protection for marine protected areas, and ensuring that those who…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Countries Sued For Banning Entry Of Gays, Lesbians

    Caribbean Countries Sued For Banning Entry Of Gays, Lesbians

    Port of Spain, March 19: A Jamaican lawyer has filed a lawsuit in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) aimed at forcing the governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Belize to scrap immigration laws that bar the entry of gays and lesbians. Legal representatives from Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean Community made statements on Wednesday at a hearing on…

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  • Photo of Six Caribbean countries to benefit from new energy initiative

    Six Caribbean countries to benefit from new energy initiative

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Six Caribbean countries will benefit from an US$500,000 energy statistical capacity-building initiative that is being spearheaded by the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE). Jamaica, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti and Suriname are included in the initiative that seeks to provide reliable and up-to-date data for the energy planning process as well as allow for analysis of the…

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