May, 2008

CDB urged to support Jagdeo initiative

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.

FEATURE: U.N. vows to halt child abuse in its own ranks

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.

Caribbean businesses not competitive enough

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.

PM makes case to save Air Jamaica jobs

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.

IDB gives Jamaica US$1.6 million

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.