The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) is a network of National Standards Bodies (NSBs), from the 15 Member States of CARICOM. Please see the third video below on how the entity works:
The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) is a network of National Standards Bodies (NSBs), from the 15 Member States of CARICOM. Please see the second video below on how the entity works:
The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) is a network of National Standards Bodies (NSBs), from the 15 Member States of CARICOM. See the video below on how the entity works:
March 22, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$231,630 to the Government of Grenada to build its capacity for planning and implementation of its geothermal energy development roadmap. The resources are from the Global Environment Facility through the Inter-American Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Facility for the Eastern Caribbean with the CDB.
Successful development of Grenada’s geothermal energy potential holds the greatest prospect for transforming the energy sector. This technical assistance project will provide the Government of Grenada with consultancy expertise for a period of 24 months. Consultants will work with the Government’s staff, through the establishment and operation of a Geothermal Energy Project Management Unit (GPMU).
The GPMU will provide dedicated resources to pursue the country’s geothermal energy development plan, and support the achievement of exploration drilling. The Ministry of Finance and Energy will implement the Project, which is also consistent with CDB’s Energy Sector Policy and Strategy, and Climate Resilience Strategy. (more…)
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced US$40M in funding for poverty reduction in eight countries in the Caribbean Region, through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF).
The resources will support improved access to quality education; water and sanitation; basic community access and drainage; livelihoods enhancement and human resource development services in low-income and vulnerable communities under the ninth phase of BNTF (BNTF 9). Countries that will benefit are: Belize; the Commonwealth of Dominica; Grenada; the Cooperative Republic of Guyana; Jamaica; Saint Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; and Suriname.
“The participating countries share many common characteristics and face a number of challenges inherent to small, open economies. BNTF 9 will respond to the development needs of these countries, which face challenges associated with limited diversity in production and extreme vulnerability to natural hazards, which is now exacerbated by climate change and other external shocks,” said Daniel Best, Director of Projects, CDB.