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Jamaican Small Businesses Going Green through New DBJ Programme

 Above: DBJ Managing Director Milverton Reynolds, DBJ Project Coordinator Christopher Brown, Minister of State Julian Robinson and CAC 2000’s Steven Marston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican small businesses are getting a green boost thanks to a new project from …

Haiti Gets $15 Million IDB Grant to Help Reform Agricultural Policy

 Above: an irrigation channel in Haiti (IDB Photo/Paul Constance) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has received a $15 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank to help modernize the country’s agricultural policies and institutions. The grant will be complemented …

Haiti’s Health Care Gets Solar Help

 Above: a solar system at the Mirebalais Hospital (Photo: Partners in Health) By the Caribbean Journal staff A partnership between the International Development Bank, the government of Haiti and the Solar Electric Light Fund has completed the installation of solar …

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 By Jake JohnstonOp-Ed Contributor Jamaica is barely emerging from its worst economic downturn in the last 30 years. Even after positive growth returned in 2011, the economy remains 3 percent below its 2007 level, and with anaemic growth projected for …

 Above: Negril By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government has set aside just under $26 million (J$2.25 billion) for a group of projects aimed at improving the infrastructure on the country’s northern coast. The allocation will be executed through the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada and the Inter-American Development Bank are partnering on a fund aimed at financing green investment in Latin America and the Caribbean. Canada has already committed just over $253 million to create the Canadian Climate …

 Above: IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno (IDB Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Export-Import Bank of China and the Inter-American Development Bank are working to create an investment platform for Latin America and the Caribbean that could create as …

 Above: Trade Minister Wilson Laleau and President Michel Martelly at the forum (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly opened a national forum on investment in Haiti at the Hotel Karibe Monday, seeking to attract investors …

 Above: Bogota (Photo: IDB) By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia and the Inter-American Development Bank have signed an agreement aiming to transfer knowledge on violence prevention and improve citizen security in Latin America and the Caribbean. The signing, which took …

 Above: IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno (right) at a road project in Haiti (Photo: Catianne Tijerina) By the Caribbean Journal staff The member countries of the Inter-American Development Bank have approved a resolution authorizing a $70 billion increase in the …

 Above: IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno in Haiti (Photo: Catianne Tijerina) By the Caribbean Journal staff Latin America and the Caribbean are closing a year marked by economic gains, but the region is not immune to external shocks, according to …

 Above: Lake Peligre in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $20 million grant to complete and supplement financing needed to refurbish Haiti’s Peligre hydroelectric plant, the largest green energy facility in the country. …

 Above: Paramaribo (UNESCO Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $40 million loan that supports the government of Suriname’s financial sector reform programme. “Suriname has enjoyed robust and macro-economically balanced growth for the past …

 Above: Henriette Moisset, Director of the Celie Lilavois School, helps a student with a speech to mark the inauguration of the new school buildings last year in Port-au-Prince. (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank …

 Above: 70 percent of Haitians have no electricity (UN Photo: Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank announced it would be giving Haiti a $35 million grant to support the country’s electricity sector and the management …

 Above: Solar panels in Andros, Bahamas The Bahamas is starting a large-scale initiative to install solar water heaters across the country, as part of the country’s National Energy Policy. The turn to solar power is part of an effort to …