BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 5, 2021 - Dr Gene Leon, on Wednesday, took office as President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), becoming the sixth chief executive of the regional multilateral institution. The seasoned economist will lead a team of more than 200 employees headquartered in Bridgetown, Barbados.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, April 29, 2021 - Completing his decade-long tenure at the helm of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), President Dr Wm Warren Smith said farewell to member countries and staff at a special Board of Directors meeting, followed by a staff function.
BARBADOS, April 23, 2021 - Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has told an international meeting that many middle income countries “will be pauperized”if they do not have access to concessional funding.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 23, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness says an accessible and equitable climate finance mechanism is required for the world to build resilience in the fight against climate change.
UNITED STATES, April 16, 2021 - Not all of the migrants hoping to claim asylum in the United States are fleeing Central America’s violence-torn “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, contrary to popular perception.
BRIDGETOWN, April 1, 2021 - Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley says the island’s new minimum wage will take effect from Thursday, April 1, as indicated by the Government.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, March 31, 2021 - Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has told a high-level meeting that now is the time for vulnerability to be embraced as part of the criteria to determine access for small island developing states.
BARBADOS, March 27, 2021 - The Board of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a US$383 million programme for the Bank’s Special Development Fund (SDF). It is aimed at reducing poverty and inequality and to transform the lives of citizens in its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs).
GEORGETOWN, February 17, 2021 - Guyana’s coalition opposition is positing that the recently announced GY$383.1 billion national budget contains no provisions for salary increases for public servants, despite claims to the contrary by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo.
BRIDGETOWN, February 15, 2021 - Barbados is expected to lose about $150 million in economic activity for the month of February. This is the word from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley as she addressed the nation on issues pertaining to COVID-19, the impact of the disease on the economy and the vaccine, among others.