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Op-Ed: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Fighting Poverty in Haiti

 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 …

St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas Heads to Tokyo

 Above: Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas is in Tokyo this week to attend meetings of the Commonwealth Ministers of Finance and the International …

Haiti: World Bank Strategy to Include Focus on Cholera, Housing, Energy

 Above: a tent camp in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank has approved a new two-year strategy for the institution in Haiti. The plan, which was endorsed by the bank’s Board of Directors, will …

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 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly inaugurated the new National School of Anse-a-Veau Thursday. The school was built with funding from the World Bank in the amount of just …

 Above: the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff Kaushik Basu has been appointed the World Bank’s new chief economist and senior vice president, World Bank Group President Jim Young Kim announced Wednesday. Basu, a native of …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is heading to Washington, DC for a meeting with Haiti’s technical and financial partners this week. Lamothe’s visit to America’s capital will …

 By Fabio PittalugaOp-Ed Contributor Today, as CARICOM Heads of Government meet to deliberate in Castries, St Lucia, trying to extricate their nations from the crosshairs of the deepest recession since the Community’s 1973 formation by the Treaty of Chaguaramas, the …

 By Hasan TuluyOp-Ed Contributor Economic and social development has emerged as the twin pillars of Latin America and the Caribbean’s strategy to create a more equitable, modern society. After decades of struggling to find the right balance between growth and …

 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank has launched a new initiative aimed at providing vocational training for young women in Haiti. The Adolescent Girls Initiative looks to foster economic independence among 12,000 young girls and young women in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Ministry of Finance is hosting a team from the World Bank this week to review the suitability of the so-called “4-3-2 Framework” for Antigua and Barbuda. The framework, which was jointly developed by the …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is in Washington DC this week for a series of talks with international and hemispheric institutions, including the Inter-American Development Bank, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan’s government is funding a World Bank project to help farmers in Grenada’s islands of Petite Martinique and Carriacou. The project seeks to help local farmers cope with fluctuations in weather, the global financial crisis …

 Above: the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are poised to grow despite persistent global volatility, according to a new report from the World Bank. The report, “Latin …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua is showing “notable progress” in many areas, according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently concluded a visit to the country. The IMF undertook the fourth, fifth and sixth reviews of the programme under …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama is working to increase its ability to withstand natural disasters, like the severe flooding that disrupted navigation on the Panama Canal in 2010. Now, with help from a $100 million standby loan from the …

 Above: World Bank President Robert Zoellick on a visit to the Philippines (Photo: World Bank) By the Caribbean Journal staff World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick will step down June 30 at the end of his five-year term, the organization …

 Above: St George’s, Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Industrial Development Corporation has been ranked first among 77 investment promotion institutions in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific, according to the Global Investment Promotion Benchmarking 2012 report, a …