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Compete Caribbean Approves New Projects, to Improve Business and Innovation Climate in the Region

To improve the business and innovation climate in the region, Compete Caribbean approves new projects aimed at preparing Caribbean businesses to take advantages of global trends and best practices. The new projects include: Digitalization of processes for construction permits in Antigua and Barbuda The objective of this operation is to implement a digitized system for …

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Compete Caribbean Continues Support to Belize Shrimp Producers’ Cluster

Compete Caribbean continues furthering its support to the Belize Shrimp Cluster and will provide support to develop a Cluster Development Plan (CDP), which will help the sector improve competitiveness and define strategy. The project will focus on establishing a Bio-security Aquaculture Zone Management Plan (BAZMP) in Belize. In collaboration with BELTRAIDE and the Belize Shrimp …

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Caribbean Islands Leading the Region in Implementing Bans on Plastic and Styrofoam

The fight against single-use plastic and styrofoam has been gathering steam over the past years, and the Caribbean has been one of the regions taking the lead in this area. Eight Caribbean nations have implemented bans on plastics and styrofoam, the latest ones are: Grenada has put in place a ban on styrofoam imports effective …

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The 4th Industrial Revolution

Entrepreneurship & Digital Technologies A panel discussion was held at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies on June 20th 2018. It was facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank, and featured the General Manager for the Caribbean Country Department, Therese Turner-Jones, as well …

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Second Phase of Support to Jamaica’s Ignite Fund for Promoting Innovative Firms

The Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility is exploring avenues for supporting Jamaica’s Innovation Grant from New Ideas to Entrepreneurship (IGNITE) Phase II. The IGNITE Programme is managed by the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and was designed through support from the Inter-American Development Bank to support the creation and growth of new firms in productive sectors. …

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Compete Caribbean Approves Three New Projects to Improve Business and Innovation Climate in the Region

The three projects include: Capacity Building for Barbados in Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems  On June 4th , 2018, the Inter-American Development Bank through the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility approved the Technical Corporation (TC) “Capacity Building for Barbados in Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems” in the amount USD200,000. The objective of the TC will be to improve …

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Jamaica Intellectual Property Asset Workshop 2018

Get Up, Stand Up for Your Rights: Intellectual Property (IP) Rights. How IPRs Can Help Our Creators Access the Finance They Need to Innovate and Grow. Bowie, James Brown, Motown, the Isley Brothers – these are all artists who were able to securitize their IP to varying degrees of success but is this the right …

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