Tag: World Bank

St. Vincent PM Says Caribbean State Needs Aid To Manage Climate Change

KINGSTOWN — St. Vincent and the Grenadines will not be able to manage the growing impact of climate change without the assistance of multilateral lenders, the prime minister said in an interview. Unusually heavy rains added to destruction wrought by a series of volcanic eruptions this year, forcing the relocation of 20,000 of the country’s […]

Economic Growth Picture For Caribbean Is Cloudy At Best After COVID-19 Outbreak

SAN JUAN — The economic growth outlook for Central America and the Caribbean is restrained by multiple interrelated factors, mostly due to dependence on the external economic environment. As global growth is poised to contract in 2020, regional growth stands to severely contract as well. In this research,the publisher analyzes the macroeconomic outlook for Puerto Rico, Panama, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guam, El […]

Agriculture At A Crossroads In Caribbean And Latin America: World Bank Study

BRIDGETOWN — Agriculture and food systems in Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LAC) stand at a crossroads. The declining visibility to public policy makers of farming and ranching in the rapidly urbanizing region has contributed to the perception that agriculture has diminished in importance and that attention can safely shift to other priorities. This […]

Sex Tourism Capital of the Caribbean, The Dominican Republic, Also Leads The Region In The Number of Child Brides

PAID TO PLAY: Local girls enjoy a youth group meeting about sexual reproductive health in their community, Batey Yaco, on the outskirts of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. [ad name=”HTML-68″] SANTO DOMINGO — UNICEF says more than one in 10 girls in the Dominican Republic are married or living with a partner before their 15th birthday, […]