Tag Archives: development


    Trinidad & Tobago’s IWRN is appealing to parents, guardians and caregivers to have their children between ages 12 to 18 VACCINATED. While online learning is the only feasible option to keep our children safe given the pandemic, after almost 18 months, it’s time for us to re-visit the holistic development of our nation’s children. The […]

    September 30, 2021HealthNo comments
  2. Young Innovators Call for Mindset Shift and Practical Action to Support Innovation in the Caribbean

    Be bold. Don’t fear failure. Think differently about education. These were some of the key messages coming from the panel of young global and regional innovators and entrepreneurs in the final seminar of the Caribbean Development Bank’s recently ended 51st Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors. In the discussion, panellists homed in on the […]

    July 25, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  3. Bitt globally awarded as Central Bank Digital Currency Partner

    For its work on the DCash pilot, global fintech company, Bitt, was awarded as the 2021 Central Bank Digital Currency Partner by the industry’s leading information resource – Central Banking Publications. The announcement came during the virtual Central Banking FinTech and RegTech Global Awards which celebrated the innovations and achievements of central banks and technology […]

    June 19, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  4. Prime Minister To Participate In Meetings On B.O.S.S.

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will participate in a series of meetings, being hosted by the trade union movement, to sensitize public officers and employees of state-owned enterprises about the Barbados Optional Savings Scheme (BOSS). Public officers and employees of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are invited to the four meetings, which will be held on Tuesday, […]

    June 1, 2020Breaking News, Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. EU disburses second Education Tranche of EC$14.3 Million to Anguilla

    The European Union disbursed the second grant assistance tranche of EC$14.3 million (€4.55 Million) to Anguilla for education reform and training under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme. The assistance is inclusive of an emergency top-up payment of EC$8.8 million (€2.8 Million) additional support to help with recovery following damage from hurricane Irma in […]

    September 17, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  6. UK and Antiguan experts partner on sustainable marine development

    team of UK experts from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) was in Antigua to share their decades of experience in commissioning and reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), which explore the level of environmental risks of any development and allow Government to make informed decisions. The workshop was hosted by the Department […]

    April 15, 2018NatureNo comments

    12 young Barbadians have skills to carry them forward into the world of work thanks to a pilot project with the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) in conjunction with Scotiabank and the Bridgetown US Embassy. Daneilia De Silva is the lead assistant with the Foundation, she explained the goal is to ensure the graduates have the […]

    April 9, 2018Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  8. “Where has fight in developing countries gone?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The ease with which developed countries appoint heads of international and multi-national organisations (sometimes in the guise of an election) is not their achievement alone; it is also the fault of developing countries who let them. Appointing heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has traditionally been accepted as the exclusive domain of governments of […]

    August 13, 2016Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  9. Streamlined efficiency in Caribbean schools: SmartTerm looking towards education’s future

    SmartTerm, a cohesive web and mobile learning management system, aims to reinvent education in the Caribbean by providing school administrations and students with a seamless, integrated experience. “Three years ago Shamir came to me with the idea after experiencing the school system in the United States and we thought of creating a tool for schools […]

    June 25, 2016TechnologyNo comments
  10. CDB launches programme to reform Education Sector in Belize

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) launched yesterday in Belize a programme that will build 35 new schools, benefitting 5,300 students at the pre-primary, primary and secondary education levels. The Belize Education Sector Reform Programme focuses on providing children across the country with equitable access to a quality basic education, with a goal of increasing enrolment […]

    January 31, 2016Education, FeaturedNo comments
  11. 2015 Independence Message by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

    Fellow Barbadians, I greet you once again as we celebrate the completion of 49 years of nationhood. We thank God for the guidance He has given us ever since we embarked on this journey on the 30th day of November, 1966. His bountiful blessings have been a source of continuing strength and inspiration to us […]

    November 30, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  12. CDB approves USD 10 million policy based loan to Grenada

    The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank has approved the provision of a USD10 million loan to the Government of Grenada, to support reforms to stabilize the economy and pave the way for sustainable growth. This is the second of three Policy-Based Loans (PBLs) that have been proposed for Grenada to support that […]

    October 18, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments

    Mr. Sinckler said that now was the time for Barbados to reposition its human resources so that it can engage the global economy with new, exciting and different skills to be able to compete. She said that under the project, the role of the Ministry had expanded from traditionally ensuring acceptable workplace conditions and procuring […]

    October 18, 2015Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. Social Good Summit 2015 in Barbados focuses on the new Sustainable Development Goals

    To raise awareness around the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Development Programme Subregional Office for Barbados and the OECS hosted the Social Good Summit 2015 featuring addresses from the UNDP Resident Representative, Government officials and Non-governmental partners. “The Social Good Summit is a flagship event for UNDP,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. […]

    October 7, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  15. Nevisian Private Sector group address concerns with Premier Amory

    Delegates of the Public Private Sector, upon request, met with Vance Amory at the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Conference Room on September, 08, 2015, to discuss issues pertaining to the youth and by extension the people of Nevis. The Premier voiced three major concerns of the group, namely: crime rate, the government’s development plan and […]

    September 16, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  16. IMF meets Kittitian Private Sector & Government

    The recently concluded Growth Forum of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis was an ideal opportunity to deliberate on the importance of the private sector to the local economy in general and, more specifically, the manufacturing sector. These matters include, but were not limited to the following: 1) […]

    September 9, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  17. USAID Launches USD$12.5 million Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program in Carriacou

    In an effort to protect critical marine ecosystems and reduce threats to the region’s fisheries and tourism sectors, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a USD$12.5 million Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program (CMBP), to promote conservation in high priority areas across the Caribbean. The five-year initiative seeks to improve the management of […]

    August 30, 2015NatureNo comments
  18. CDB & DFC Project to benefit MSMEs, Housing, Education Launched in Belize

    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. The CDB-DFC project launch workshop in Belize City is in […]

    May 21, 2015EducationNo comments

    Youth between the ages of 16-29 from St. Kitts and Nevis, was welcomed to the 14th edition of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) “Vybzing” Youth Forum on Wednesday May, 13th at the Ocean Terrace Inn. Manager, Information Services Unit at the CDB, Ms. Angela Parris extended thanks to the participants and encouraged them to be […]

    May 17, 2015EducationNo comments
  20. Seminar for Barbadian Entrepreneurs: Enabling New Companies at Grand Salle, 20th May

    Global Event Planners (GEP), in partnership with the Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods (CoESL) and the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation Business Mentorship Pillar (BEF), is planning the Inaugural Exhibition “Get to know what the Finance and Developmental Agencies have to offer“. The partners are inviting all financial institutions, NGOs and Government Agencies responsible for […]

    May 15, 2015BusinessNo comments
  21. Nevis featured as one of the best places to live outside the UK; only Caribbean island in Sunday Times article

    The Sunday Times listed Nevis among the best places to live outside the United Kingdom. In an article titled “Best Places to Live Overseas 31-40” in its Home/Style/Home column published in its March 22, 2015, edition, Nevis was the only Caribbean island listed. It said Nevis was among those chosen because it was arty and […]

    March 26, 2015Featured, TravelNo comments
  22. Premier Amory announces changes in the administration of education on Nevis

    The Department of Education has been incorporated into the Premier’s Ministry in 2015. The disclosure was made by Premier of Nevis Vance Amory, when he delivered his New Year’s address on January 01, 2015. Mr. Amory who is also the Minister of Education said the move would ensure greater effectiveness as far as the administration […]

    January 5, 2015EducationNo comments
  23. Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) receives donations from the Antigua State College Interact Club & Canadian Diaspora

    As the Sky’s the Limit Campaign – a joint effort between the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) and LIAT – continues raising funds and early childhood development awareness across Caribbean skies, one group has pledged their support to the cause. Members of the diaspora community in Canada also donated to the FDCC’s […]

    October 23, 2014Education, HealthNo comments
  24. Caribbean Development Bank’s President made 1st official visit to Anguilla

    Caribbean Development Bank President, Dr. Warren Smith (RIGHT) made his first official visit to Anguilla as president on Friday 22nd August 2014. Dr. Smith met with Chief Minister, Hubert Hughes to share updates on CDB’s focus including energy. They also discussed Anguilla’s developmental priorities.

    August 22, 2014Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Seaborne Appoints New Director of Business Development & Marketing

    Gary Foss, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaborne Airlines, announced the appointment of airline industry veteran Hector “Tato” Montanez as the regional carrier’s new Director of Marketing and Sales. In his new position, Montanez will be in charge of overseeing the airline’s marketing and sales initiatives in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. “Seaborne has […]

    July 23, 2014BusinessNo comments