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    CARICOM is deeply saddened at reports of loss of life and significant damage in Haiti following a major earthquake this Saturday, 14th August. Chairman of CARICOM, Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda has held discussions with the Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry and has assured him that CARICOM stands ready to assist. […]

    August 16, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. CDB, RSS Continue to Strengthen Maritime Security

    Safer seaports and wider maritime spaces in the Eastern Caribbean are anticipated once the Regional and National Maritime Security Strategies currently being formulated by the Regional Security System (RSS) are implemented. The strategy development is being funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the RSS, with technical support from the Organisation of American States […]

    August 4, 2021Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  3. CDB Opens Call for Youth Spoken Word Contest

    The Caribbean Development Bank is inviting youth between the ages of 10 to 29 years old to enter their spoken word competition with original entries focused on the subject of innovation in education. The application deadline is May 31, 2021. More details can be found at

    May 21, 2021Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. Barbados’ 1st Female Prime Minister reacts to appointment of CARICOM’s first female Secretary-General

    CARICOM appointed its first female Secretary-General, Belizian Dr Carla Natalie Barnett, an economist who Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley described as “perfect for the job in the region at this time, when economies have collapsed and what we need is a sound economist to lead us on a path to growth“. In hailing the unanimous […]

    May 11, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  5. NCSA Donates Poster to Caribbean Development Bank

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has signaled its commitment to continued work with The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), as they continue to deliver drug education messages to the youth across the nation. This from Director, Projects Department Mr. Daniel Best, who was at the time speaking at a ceremony last Thursday before accepting […]

    March 31, 2021HealthNo comments
  6. CDB Approves Grant to Enhance Remote Learning for The UWI Students

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused profound challenges in education, as many young people who lack technological devices and internet access are being left behind their peers in the shift to remote learning. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is stepping in to close this gap for disadvantaged students enrolled at the University of the West Indies […]

    September 30, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  7. Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for Caribbean Frontline Medical Workers

    Critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) is on its way to medical workers on the front lines of the Caribbean’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Recently, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) took delivery of the majority of US$3 million worth of PPE at the Port of Bridgetown. CDB procured […]

    July 29, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  8. BANGO notes – Civil Society Organizations inclusion, in a time such as this

    The NGO community in Barbados and the Caribbean is resilient. We have done so much with so little for so long, we are now experts at doing a lot with nothing. Given the contribution from this sector it is our hope and desire that more consideration be given to the impact we have made and, […]

    April 17, 2020BusinessNo comments
  9. CDB lends USD $75 million to Barbados to support economic reform and social protection

    The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved a loan of USD75 million to assist the Barbadian Government’s reform programme. The policy-based loan will support the restoration of macroeconomic stability and place the economy on a path of strong, sustainable and inclusive growth, while safeguarding the financial and social sectors. The operation […]

    December 24, 2019Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  10. CDB President: Apply Digital Technology to Development Challenges

    Digital technology holds the promise of prosperity for the Caribbean if the right conditions exist for it to be used to address the Region’s most pressing development challenges. President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr Wm. Warren Smith made this point while laying out his vision for the Region’s digital transformation as he delivered the […]

    December 3, 2019TechnologyNo comments
  11. CDB, Canada support energy stakeholders’ push for resiliency solutions

    Finding innovative ways to spur investment in making electricity infrastructure climate resilient took centre-stage recently as Caribbean energy stakeholders participated in the Island Resiliency Action Challenge. The reality of the intense hurricanes which the Region has faced in recent years loomed large as participants brainstormed resilience-building solutions. The focus was on overcoming barriers to building […]

    October 22, 2019Featured, NatureNo comments
  12. CDB, PAHO launch virtual course, providing everyone with psychological first aid skills after disaster

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has today launched the virtual course in psychological first aid in disaster management in the Caribbean. The course aims to equip volunteers, first responders and persons in the community with the skills to provide the initial response to people experiencing psychological distress after […]

    October 7, 2019NatureNo comments
  13. CDB allocates almost USD 1 million for immediate Bahamas

    As immediate response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has allocated almost USD 1 million for the Government of the Bahamas. “We are devastated by the loss of life and infrastructure in Bahamas, hit by the strongest storm ever recorded in the archipelago. The Caribbean Development […]

    September 5, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  14. CCRIF Makes Payout of US $5.8 million to the Government of Barbados following the Passage of Tropical Storm Kirk

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley recently met with CCRIF CEO Mr. Isaac Anthony, Deputy Chairperson Mrs. Desirée Cherebin and Board member Mrs. Faye Hardy at a short ceremony to mark the payout by CCRIF to the Government of Barbados following the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk in October. The payout of US$5.8 million – or […]

    October 27, 2018NatureNo comments