The World Bank Board of Directors has approved a US$10 million grant to help the Haiti government respond to the food price crisis and help it continue with the implementation of its poverty reduction strategy.
Amnesty International (AI) has cited a number of Caribbean countries for police brutality, unlawful killings and discrimination among other human rights abuses in its latest report.
Authorities in Jamaica are reporting an 80 per cent drop in the amount of cocaine smuggled through Jamaica to the United States from Colombia over the past four years.
As governments continue their efforts to reduce the impact of rising food prices on citizens, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has been urged to provide support to the region in implementing the Jagdeo Initiative which seeks to achieve a resurgence of the region’s agricultural potential.
Brazil has become the newest member of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
The Bahamas government expects to collect 7.8 per cent more income this year than it did last year as a result of measures taken to strengthen its revenue collection processes.
As the United Nations celebrated the 60th anniversary of its peacekeeping mission Thursday, a British-based charity has released a report charging that U.N. peacekeepers and humanitarian workers have sexually abused children in countries Haiti, Cote d’Ivoire and Sudan.
President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Compton Bourne, has pointed to several weaknesses in businesses across the region, including uncompetitive pricing, which threaten their ability to be competitive on an international scale.
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding is seeking to secure the jobs of Air Jamaica employees even as his government embarks on a programme to transfer the national airline over to private operators.
The amalgamation of Royal Bank of Canada’s Caribbean operations and RBTT Financial Holdings Limited seems set to take effect from next Monday.
Kuwait has agreed to fund the expansion of the Nevis International Airport.
Windward Telecom Limited has launched long distance services in Trinidad and Tobago and says it is looking to expand further across the region.
The World Bank Board of Directors has approved three zero-interest credits totaling US$7.2 million for three regional countries to implement an Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) regional e-government integration programme.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a technical cooperation for US$1.6 million that will assist the government of Jamaica in the implementation of its medium term action plan to improve performance management, monitoring and evaluation capacity of the public sector.