poverty

Overcoming Poverty in Jamaica

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ACCORDING to the recently released 2012 Survey of Living Conditions (SLC), Jamaica has recorded an increase in poverty levels between 2009 and 2012. “The all-Jamaica individual poverty prevalence increased by 2.3 percentage points relative to 2010 …

“We Can Use Tourism to Reduce Poverty”

 Above: Bahamas Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe last week (Photo: BIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Can tourism help reduce poverty in the Caribbean region? That was one of the question discussed last week at the Small Island Developing States conference …

Dominican Republic: IDB Approves $100M Loan For Poverty Alleviation

 Above: the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approve a loan of as much a $100 million to help fund poverty alleviation programmes in the Dominican Republic. The project aims to reduce the country’s …

LATEST NEWS

 By Gonzalo JallesOp-Ed Contributor IT IS NO SURPRISE that the United Kingdom’s Guardian newspaper has once again attacked the Cayman Islands and other Overseas Territories. What does come as a surprise is when the article is written by a highly …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ecotourism can play a vital role in the fight against poverty and the protection of the environment, according to a United Nations General Assembly resolution adopted this week. The resolution, “Promotion …

 Above: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (Photo: Ryan Rayburn/World Bank) By Jim Yong KimOp-Ed Contributor World leaders are rightfully concerned about the fragility of the global economy, and many of us are closely following what is happening in the …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina (UN Photo/Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff International institutions need to devise new measures of human development to break the cycle of global poverty, Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina said during his speech …

 Above: Nassau, Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas will be receiving a pair of loans totaling $24 million from the Inter-American Development bank. The funding will include a $16.5 million credit to support international trade, while …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government has launched a plan aimed at reducing poverty on the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The programme, dubbed the Grenada Market Access and Rural Enterprise Development Programme, seeks to reduce rural poverty …

 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff Governments must do more to “reduce poverty and inequality,” because “they pose the greatest threat to democracy and security in the region,” according to Guyana President …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Social empowerment, and not social welfare, is the approach which St Lucia’s government will take to tackle the issue of poverty in the country, according to Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony. According to Anthony, persons …