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Bringing Growth and Health to the Grenadian Nutmeg Industry

The nutmeg industry in Grenada is a large contributor to the local economy, serving directly and indirectly as a major source of employment and economic support for a significant portion of the local population. In September 2004, Grenada was devastated by Hurricane Ivan. Six parishes on the island more

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Communities on the front line as Disaster Managers

“In a battlefield, if the frontline is breached, you can lose your entire battle. When it comes to disaster management, the frontline is the community. To strengthen your frontline, you have to strengthen your community”. This comes from General Brigadier Retired Earl Arthurs, Emergency Operations S more

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From Ideas to Action: Creating Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Young People

Raynard Christopher Burnside, like many youth in the Caribbean, went to University with the idea that a degree would ensure him a spot in the job market, and like many young people in the Caribbean today, this did not happen. “I studied at the University of the West Indies in agriculture. I did a b more

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From Savings to Health: A Community Agricultural Initiative

Barbados, Minister of Agriculture, the Honorable Senator Hensley Benn revealed that at the end of 2007, Barbados’ food import bill was $523,995,835 (US $261,997,719). He stated the country had to find ways to increase food production. Too much of Barbados’ money is being spent on importing food, wh more

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Empowering Caribbean Communities to Better Respond to Disasters

The picturesque islands of the Caribbean are the dreams of millions who flock to this paradise yearly. However, these islands also face real threats of earthquakes, hurricanes, landslides, extreme flooding and other natural and manmade disasters which present the citical need for improved disaster m more