Barbados


Caribbean Biomass Initiative

BACKGROUND Dr. Tawainga Katsvairo, Caribbean Initiative Director The 23 Caribbean island countries with their 42 million inhabitants share a common history of colonization and agriculture that has shaped their economic, social and cultural development. The rise and fall of the sugar cane industry has been one of the most significant...

Barbados to Negotiate Importation of Natural Gas

Negotiations on the proposed importation of natural gas by pipeline from Trinidad are slated to begin at month-end. Following a Cabinet decision on Thursday, February 18, the initiative is in keeping with the government’s thrust to transform the Barbados economy to one that was driven by natural gas. Minister of...

$10 MILLION IDB LOAN FOR SMART ENERGY FUND

  Government is negotiating a $10 million loan arrangement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance a Smart  Energy Fund, to speed up the implementation of green initiatives.  Minister of State in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Patrick Todd, made this disclosure today while addressing the ground breaking ceremony...

Projects: Sagicor Visionaries Challenge

Sagicor Visionaries Challenge   Challenge Description The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) has partnered with Sagicor and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to launch the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge (SVC). The Challenge is a design competition with the overall goal of creating more sustainable Caribbean communities. Challenge Goals 1. Boost institutional capacity...