Day: February 2, 2016

Moving Towards Better and Faster Internet in the Caribbean

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 27, 2015 – In the Caribbean, broadband services are beleaguered by high costs and low quality connections, plus approximately only one in every eight persons has access to such services. Recent IDB studies reveal that a ten per cent increase in broadband penetration can increase economic growth by up to 3.19% and …

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The DCED Photo Competition on Private Sector Development

The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) is a forum for learning, from experience, how to create economic opportunities for the poor. Its website is the leading source of knowledge on these opportunities. The Sustainable Economic Growth Knowledge Network would like to announce: The DCED Photo Competition on Private Sector Development. If you are interested …

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Helping Caribbean People Improve Their Health

Belmopan, Belize, December 14, 2015 – A small firm in Belize is aggressively striving to revolutionize the beverage industry in the region. Caribbean Premier Products Ltd. (CPPL) is currently testing a cost effective, healthy fruit drink alternative which is all-natural, low caloric and high in plant nutrients and fibers. In 2013, CPPL developed the formula …

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Grenada Increases Occupancy Rate Significantly

Testimonial by Jennifer Alexis, Ethical Ideas Consulting; Co-Founder, “Pure Grenada” St. Georges, Grenada, January 29, 2015 – “I stood up and told everyone the Compete Caribbean Hotel Sector Economic Recovery Project was completed. I reminded everyone that in 2013 we had 47% of hotels saying they would close in three years or less and I …

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Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony at the launch of the Commercial Division of the High Court in St. Lucia

PARTNERSHIP WITH THE E.C.S.C. First of all, I must thank the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) for working with the Government of Saint Lucia to establish this Court. The ECSC was instrumental in providing the oversight, advice and direction for this initiative to ensure that the Commercial Division was established according to the standards that …

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Quicker Resolution to Commercial Disputes in St. Lucia

Castries, St. Lucia, January 19, 2016 – The Commercial Division of the High Court in St. Lucia was officially launched on January 19th, 2016. During the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony highlighted that the new division is expected to ease the volume of civil cases in the high court, bringing a quicker resolution of commercial …

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Belize Shrimp Growers’ Conquer Premium Markets United Kingdom Buying Belize Shrimp!

Belize City, Belize, December 17, 2015 – A strong will to increase its export market base and achieve the coveted international Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification led to the formation of the Belize Shrimp cluster and it is now reaping the benefits of accomplishing both goals. Challenged by an unforeseen viral disease which severely impacted the …

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