Month: September 2016

Mediathon

Be part of a media revolution in the Caribbean!  FIRST CARIBBEAN MEDIATHON – Nov 22-23, 2016 2 DAYS IN BARBADOS – PUTTING IDEAS INTO ACTION THE CHALLENGE: How can Science, Technology and Innovation boost Caribbean Development? Calling creative and enthusiastic Caribbean journalists, communicators, designers and media students to propose ideas and co-create media projects. Participation …

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Foromic 2016 to take place in Montego Bay, Jamaica!

The leading conference in the region on financial inclusion, microfinance, development of MSMEs and entrepreneurship is scheduled to take place on October 24 -26 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. In its 19th edition, the event will gather around 1, 300 participants from more than 40 countries to exchange knowledge, strengthen partnerships and identify new business opportunities. …

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AGRIMONITOR: An Agricultural Policy Online Database, launched by the IDB in 2014

AGRIMONITOR is an Agricultural Policy Online Database, launched by the IDB in 2014 intended to improve farm policies in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It is a: Key source for agricultural policy indicators for LAC countries A research instrument that helps analyze and compare agricultural policies and programs in the region Asset for better …

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Dialogue Driving Development

Compete Caribbean has significantly contributed to Public-Private Dialogue in the region through technical assistance to specific countries to strengthen formal PPD mechanisms such as competitiveness or economic development councils. The lessons learned from these PPD projects are worthy of note. These include: Suriname – The Competitiveness Unit Suriname (CUS) – Launched in June 2012 to …

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Compete Caribbean to Celebrate in November

Compete Caribbean will celebrate the successful conclusion of phase one of the program while illustrating its outstanding achievements throughout its five year journey in Barbados on November 21, 2016. Several notable Compete Caribbean assisted projects across the Caribbean will share with the regional audience their challenges prior to the program’s intervention, and the impact the …

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Regional MediaThon Coming to Barbados

In a groundbreaking move, Compete Caribbean will host the first ever MediaThon in the Caribbean on November 22 & 23, 2016. About 30 Caribbean media makers will descend on Barbados to participate in an experience designed to inspire creative ideas on science, technology and innovation (STI) within the communication ecosystem in the Caribbean. Internationally acclaimed …

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$20M Funding Support for Tourism in Treasure Beach, Jamaica

Treasure Beach, Jamaica, August 28, 2016 – The Ministry of Tourism has established a $20 million loan facility for the operators of small resorts and attractions in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth. Beneficiaries can access up to $2 million each under the scheme, which is being financed by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and administered by …

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Treasure Beach, Jamaica . . . A State of Mind . . .

About to introduce me at the South Coast Resort Board meeting, the effervescent Chairman, Tony Freckleton, mused aloud about Jamaica’s regard for two Canadian prime ministers, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and the current Justin Trudeau. And he went on to announce, “so let’s hear from Mr Trudeau’s cousin . . . ” Apparently that meant . …

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