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The United Nations (UN) is marking the first-ever International Equal Pay Day which draws attention to the gender pay gap and systemic inequalities.  Despite decades of activism and dozens of laws on equal pay, women still earn less than 80 cents for every dollar that men earn. That figure is even lower for women with children, women of colour, women refugees and migrants and women with disabilities.

Caribbean economies, like others around the world, have been negatively impacted by the on-going novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its June 2020 Economic Outlook forecasts global gross domestic product (GDP) growth at – 4.9 percent in 2020. For tourism-dependent economies like Barbados, the Bahamas and Jamaica, the Inter-American ….

The United Nations’ specialized agency for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) is holding its acclaimed ITU Digital World 2020 SME Awards online as result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It will take place from 30 November to 7 December 2020.

The crisis has revealed just how much we depend on digital technology in every area of our personal and professional lives.

So now more than ever, we need creative SMEs with innovative tech solutions –  and tech SMEs, startups and entrepreneurs need support and encouragement from the industry.

The ITU Digital World SME Virtual Awards is an opportunity to recognize excellent innovative tech solutions, build resilience and foster investment in tech SMEs in the midst of this crisis.

AID AND ASSISTANCE

Mexico To Donate Ventilators to Eight Caribbean Countries

Mexico will donate ventilators to eight Caribbean countries including Antigua & Barbuda, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago.

Sandals Supports Caribbean Schools and Families

Sandals Foundation launched its 'Lessons Alive' Campaign to help vulnerable families with back-to-school expenses across the Caribbean. It will also aid schools reconfigure their operations for safety and sanitation purposes.

World Bank Financing US$5.2 million for Income Support to Over 7,000 People in Dominica

Dominica will strengthen its response to the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic using US$5.2 million from the World Bank.

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SAINT LUCIA
RISE (ST.LUCIA) INC
VOLUNTEER CENTRE OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
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Issue #3

Coral Reef Restoration Alliance (CORALL): Protecting Coral Reefs in Barbados

Interview with Susan Mahon

Susan Mahon, Trustee and President of Coral Reef Restoration Alliance (CORALL), a Barbadian nonprofit organisation, believes that raising awareness and getting people involved and, the work that CORALL is doing will help save and restore the reefs of Barbados in time. She points out some successes to date. Mahon is an Environmental Scientist and Sustainability Consultant and the former Academic and Managing Director of Bellairs Research Institute of McGill University and, former Managing Director for Harrisons Cave in Barbados...

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Doing Good

Corporate Donations to Fight COVID-19

Sustainability

Gardening for Health/Garden-in-a-Sack

Business

Technology is Disrupting the Future of Work

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Protect YOur Business in the Digital Era

Interviews

REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS

OECS Moving Ahead on Green Principles and the SDGs

Interview with Dr. Didacus Jules, Director-General, OECS

Nicole Leotaud, Executive Director, CANARI

Supporting the Blue-Green Economy in the Caribbean

Interview with Nicole Leotaud, Executive Director, CANARI

NONPROFIT ORGANISATIONS

RISE (St.Lucia) Inc

Interview with Dr. Stephen King, Founder & Director, RISE (St.Lucia) Inc

VCTT: Connecting Volunteers with Causes

Interview with Giselle Mendez, Founder, Volunteer Center of Trinidad & Tobago

Junior Achievement Biztown Jamaica

Interview with Alphie Aiken-Mullings, President, Junior Achievement Jamaica

Articles

Joanne C. Hillhouse

Finding My Cause Through a Love of Reading and a Passion for Writing

Jean-Claude Counand

Social Enterprise Rescuing Food for A Cause

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The Plastic & Styrofoam Legislative Ban in the Caribbean

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Towards a Circular Economy: Beyond Recycling

Michele-Lauren Hackshaw

The Recyclable Cup: A Sustainable Solution for Women and Environment

Candice Ramikissoon

Empowering Civil Society to Achieve SDGS

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Learning from Nature to Build Resilience in Business

Kirk Elliott

Helping A Community Strive for Sustainability

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Small-craft Chocolate Makers Change Caribbean Cocoa Industry

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Human Choices Will Drive More Outbreaks

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Aligning Marketing Strategy with Social Causes

Redcot

SDGs: Are they Realizable in the Caribbean?

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