Antigua and Barbuda Looking to Boost Green Businesses

Above: solar panels

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority is looking to encourage “green” businesses to capitalize on a new batch of available funding.

The World-Bank-funded Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre is offering as much as $50,000 to CARICOM entrepreneurs for green-focused businesses in areas like solar energy, sustainable agriculture, water management, resource use and energy efficiency.

“This new programme gives our people the opportunity to attain funding to develop sustainable businesses that would positively impact our environment and communities,” said Jacqueline Yearwood, the Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority’s director of enterprise development. “It not only fosters entrepreneurship, but encourages environmentalism.”

The funding has a recently-extended deadline of April 20.

“We want to encourage as many people as possible to apply for this lucrative grant,” said Henderson Fields, executive director of the ABIA.