Nicaragua’s latest revolution: a switch to green energy
How quickly can a nation wean itself from fossil fuels and move toward reliance on renewable energy? In the case of Nicaragua, very, very fast.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Costa Rica: A new model for prison standards in Latin America?
Prison overcrowding is a widespread problem in Latin America, primarily because of harsh drug-sentencing laws and inadequate budgets, but Costa Rica may be setting a useful example for dealing with it.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Ministry plans to introduce more 'Houses of Justice'
The Ministry of Home Affairs has said that its Houses of Justice have served over 600 citizens since it was launched in regions Two and Three late last year and plans are in train to expand the service to other regions.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
International Monetary Fund
Press Release: Latin American Treasury Forum Emphasizes Transparent Management of Public Finances
The Uruguay Ministry of Economy and Finance, the International Monetary Fund , the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank organized the Fifth Latin American Government Treasury Forum annual seminar in Montevideo, Uruguay, from August 20-22.
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Buenos Aires Herald
Central Bank reserves free fall continues
The peso fell 22 cents to a new record low of 14.20 per dollar on the black market yesterday despite a decision on Monday by the Central Bank to hike interest rates to ease pressure on the currency.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Moblissa residents still peeved with Bai Shan Lin over road
Residents of Moblissa, Linden/Soesdyke Highway, remain unsatisfied with the poor state of the Moblissa road and are calling on government to have Chinese timber firm, Bai Shan Lin fix the damage since its trucks are responsible.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Idb: T&T's social programmes Too Generous
FLASHBACKa University of the West Indies students wait outside Daaga Auditorium, UWI, St Augustine, to re-register for the new GATE e-Service system, implemented by the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training in January.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Nicaraguaa s latest revolution: Becoming a green energy powerhouse
So fast, in fact, that Nicaragua is drawing a parade of distinguished admirers coming to examine how the nation is radically changing its energy footprint with an aggressive goal of becoming a green energy powerhouse.
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown welcomes new Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM): Media & Finance
L to R: Joel Branski of the Inter-American Development Bank chats with US Embassy's Mike Carver, while a next guest is discussing a finer point with Michelle Arthur - Director of CBC NEWS DCM's serve as Charge d'Affaires when Ambassadors are away from the country to which they are accredited.
Inter-American Development Bank highlights catalytic role of women-led SMEs
The Summit will feature a , which will focus on the link between corporate sustainability and serving the women's market, as well as the power of data in advancing the business case for women's financial inclusion.
$120m flood ease for city begins in December
Port-of-Spain is due for an upgrade, starting in December, when Government will begin component one of the Inter-American Development Bank's $120 million loan to deal with extensive flooding in the city.
Electronic Labour Exchange upgraded to provide improved services
USERS of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security's Electronic Labour Exchange can now enjoy improved services, following the opening of its renovated offices this week.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Guyana conducts first labour market survey
Guyana has conducted its first Labour Market Intelligence Survey , with the specific aim of identifying the needs of the Labour Market.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Private investment the cure for borrowing
It seems that not a day passes that there is not a grand announcement by some Caribbean government of borrowing from external sources.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
IDB expects $6.4b deficit
The Government of T&T is expected to close the country's 2013/2014 fiscal year with a $6.4 billion deficit, the Inter-American Development Bank said in its second quarter Caribbean bulletin released August 7. "A fall in transfers and subsidies and higher than expected revenue inflows led to a budget surplus in the first half of fiscal year 2013/14.
New Blooms for China's Latin America Construction Romance
As excitement over World Cup competition in Brazil ebbed in mid-July, Latin American politicians were still busy playing host to China's President Xi Jinping, who dashed through Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Venezuela signing deals for about 150 projects worth some $70 billion.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
To Stop the Surge of Migrants, Central America Needs a 'Plan Colombia'
The crisis of more than 70,000 children surging toward the United States has been partially caused by the "pull" of porous U.S. borders and signals from the U.S. that are close to "amnesty on arrival."
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Job growth driven by low-paying occupations
The higher proportion of employment that is low- paying might be an indication of the type of investments that are taking place in the country, according to Harold Arzu.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Howai promises flooding relief
FINANCE Minister Larry Howai yesterday said Government will make a decision within the next two weeks, regarding a financial package from the Inter-American Development Bank to deal with flooding in Port-of-Spain.