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Barbados Gets $10 Million Loan for Job Creation

 A new loan from IDB By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $10 million loan in an initiative to reduce poverty and create jobs in Barbados. The program aims to alleviate the country’s poverty and …

Jamaica Getting $130 Million Loan to Help Stimulate Economic Growth

 A major financing program By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is getting a $130 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank, the organization announced. The loan aims to strengthen Jamaica’s structural program for economic growth. “The Jamaican government has been …

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Bahamas Gets $20 Million IDB Loan for Crime Fighting Efforts

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $20 million loan to aid in reducing crime and violence in The Bahamas. The loan will be particularly targeting at-risk youths and improving the institutional functions of the …

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 Above: Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Peter Phillips (left), and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Country Representative for Jamaica, Therese Turner-Jones By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is getting a boost to its efforts to improve its resilience to climate change. …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor This is Part 2 of excerpts from ‘Caribbean Youth and Unemployment’ prepared for the Inter-American Development Bank’s ‘XIV Reunion BID – Sociedad Civil’ hosted in Nicaragua during late 2014. Challenges of Joblessness Rebelliousness Online & …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor As a member of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Civil Society Consultative Committee I was invited to present at the ‘XIV Reunion BID – Sociedad Civil’ in Nicaragua late 2014. The following are excerpts from my …

 Above: a power plant at the Caracol Industrial Park By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be receiving $70 million in grant funding to expand its business facilities at the Caracol Industrial Park in the north of the country. The …

 Above: students in Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be receiving a $24 million donation from the Inter-American Development Bank, following approval this week. The funding will target the expansion of access to education; it is …

 Above: the talks at the National Palace in Santo Domingo (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina met last week with Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank, in Santo Domingo. The meeting …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana will be receiving just under $32 million in loans to strengthen and improve access to drinking water and sanitation services. The funding will come from a pair of sources; it includes $16.8 …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s electricity system will soon be getting a boost from funding from the Inter-American Development Bank. The IDB has approved loans totaling $37.6 million, while securing investment financing from the European Union in …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will soon be receiving a $100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank following its approval this week. The loan aims to boost health care in …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $60 million loan aimed at improving “competitiveness” in Jamaica, the bank announced last week. The loan will “promote tax and land titling reforms and …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will be receiving an $80 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank aimed at improving the “effectiveness and efficiency” of the country’s tax system. The loan will target “fiscal sustainability,” …

 Above: Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno (Photo: OECD) By the Caribbean Journal staff High volatility took a toll on regional growth in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013, according to the Inter-American Development Bank. Regional GDP growth …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will be receiving a $31.6 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank targeting efficiency in the country’s public sector. The loan was approved by the Inter-American Development Bank’s board of …

 Above: Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine (Photo: MEEA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine met this week with officials from the Inter-American Development Bank and the United States government to continue discussions that came …

 Above: the IDB By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development has approved a $25 million grant to fund a water management programme in Haiti’s Artibonite basin. The programme could reduce the amount of agricultural damages each year by around …