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  • Photo of CDB makes US$140M available to counter COVID-19 pandemic, other disasters
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    CDB makes US$140M available to counter COVID-19 pandemic, other disasters

    (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) met this week and approved up to US$140 million to be used by the Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries to tackle the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and other shocks to their economy. “The economic and social shock of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be severe…

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    CARICOM Development Fund To Be Restructured

    (Barbados Government Information Service) So serious are the issues facing the region that its leaders have decided to restructure the CARICOM Development Fund to enable it to raise additional monies from individuals, companies, institutions, regional countries and extra regional countries. CARICOM Chair, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, made this announcement on Wednesday, during a press conference on the final day…

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  • Photo of CDB Pushing TVET Lending

    CDB Pushing TVET Lending

    (Jamaica Gleaner) With youth unemployment still a major social concern facing the region, the  Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has strategically been lending money to countries to set up technical and vocational education and training (TVET) centres in an effort to build workforce capacity. The average unemployment rate across Latin America and the Caribbean stood at approximately 17.9 per cent in 2018,…

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  • Photo of Remarks at Regional Stakeholders Consultation on the CSME

    Remarks at Regional Stakeholders Consultation on the CSME

    Warren Smith Good evening: Let me start by commending Prime Minister Motley for spearheading this very timely initiative. Last year, while attending your first Intercessional Heads of Government Meeting as Prime Minister, you declared your Government’s unequivocal commitment to the regional integration cause and Barbados’ readiness to play a full and active part in moving the process forward. I make…

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  • Remarks at Regional Stakeholders Consultation on the CSME

    By Dr. William Warren Smith, CD Errol Barrow Centre for the Creative Imagination University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus Barbados Good evening: Let me start by commending Prime Minister Motley for spearheading this very timely initiative. Last year, while attending your first Intercessional Heads of Government Meeting as Prime Minister, you declared your Government’s unequivocal commitment to the…

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  • Photo of Remarks, Dr. Justin Ram, Director of Economics, CDB, at Stakeholder Consultation on CSME, Georgetown, Guyana, 8 June, 2018

    Remarks, Dr. Justin Ram, Director of Economics, CDB, at Stakeholder Consultation on CSME, Georgetown, Guyana, 8 June, 2018

    Salutations Good Morning All: It is indeed a great pleasure to be with you today and tomorrow as we discuss this very important topic of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). We are particularly happy at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to support these discussions. At this this point in time the CSME is critical for our Region. We…

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  • Photo of PM of Antigua and Barbuda: Better air transport essential for regional economic resilience

    PM of Antigua and Barbuda: Better air transport essential for regional economic resilience

    The Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, has made a call for regional governments to embrace the reforms that are needed to create a sustainable air transport sector in the Caribbean. The Prime Minister was speaking at a seminar on Air Transport Connectivity and Competitiveness, hosted by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in Grenada. Reliable connectivity of…

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  • Photo of Holistic approach needed to create resilient cities in the Caribbean

    Holistic approach needed to create resilient cities in the Caribbean

    Building resilient cities across the Caribbean will require a holistic approach. According to Timothy Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), any approach to strengthening the Region’s ability to withstand natural disasters will require countries to focus on restructuring fiscal policies and strengthening infrastructure, and to implement psychosocial interventions.  Antoine was speaking at a seminar, “Building Resilient Cities”,…

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  • Photo of HRD Strategy: another step in evolution of development of regional capital – CARICOM SG

    HRD Strategy: another step in evolution of development of regional capital – CARICOM SG

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has described the Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy as another step in the evolution of the development of human capital in the Region. The Secretary-General was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Council for Human and Social Development COHSOD. The ceremony was held at the Theatre Guild Playhouse in Guyana on Wednesday and included a Thought Forum…

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  • Photo of CDB announces programme to support increased trade among CARICOM states

    CDB announces programme to support increased trade among CARICOM states

    The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved USD750,000 in funding for a programme that will assist the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with strengthening intra-regional trade. At least five countries – Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia and Suriname – will benefit from three interventions to be implemented by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and…

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