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Making the Law Work for Everyone

The specter of poverty, and the resultant suffering from want and fear, have been realities for so long that poverty is often deemed to be a natural and inevitable part of the human condition. In earlier times, when the struggle merely to survive was paramount for most people, this conclusion seemed reasonable, perhaps even unavoidable. In our era however, we have every possibility to make economic opportunity broadly available. In the last six decades, more wealth has been created than in all previous history. No longer can it be argued…

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Caribbean Kids

High Cost of Youth Risky Behavior

Many Caribbean youth are doing reasonably well. They live in loving and caring families, attend school and are involved in various social activities in their communities. The health and well-being of children and youth in the Caribbean is, and has been, the center of attention of many studies, meetings and policy directives set at the regional, sub regional and national levels. Programs have been put in place to address the basic needs of young children in the areas of health and education and to provide guidance and directives to youth…

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Human Resources Key to Economic Progress

The quality of human resources has a strong influence on the ability of societies, enterprises and governments to properly identify and analyse problems, to realistically and imaginatively envisage the future and to craft plans for achieving goals and objectives. The ingredients of high quality human resources are expert knowledge and skills, capacity for knowledge acquisition, analytical capacity, ability to communicate and creative adaptive responsibilities. All of these are necessary in the evolving socio-economic development situation of Caribbean countries. All impinge upon the ability of the Caribbean to remain internationally competitive…

Read more about the article Leveraging CSR to Achieve MDGs
Corporate Social Responsibility

Leveraging CSR to Achieve MDGs

Trans-national businesses (TNs) have the opportunity to contribute directly to specific national development goals, in the short term and achieving targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in the medium to long terms. In such an investment negotiating environment, opportunities will be created to enable governments in developing Commonwealth member States to leverage Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Inclusive Business (IB) strategies of multi-national companies to create "Triple Wins" for investors, governments and communities. A myriad of social and environmental concerns can be found under the umbrella of CSR or IB…

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Haiti Development

Haiti’s Tortuous Development

Long before the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the country had been plagued with problems. Haiti, with some eight million people, is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and has been so for quite some time. It is also of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) most densely populated countries, with 306 people per square kilometer in 2003. The earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale hit Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas. It is estimated that 3 million people have been affected by the disaster making an already vulnerable…

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Haiti Care

Haiti AIDS Patients Care Continues

Since the January 12, 2010 earthquake, the Haitian Group for Studies in Karposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) in addition to supporting a field surgical hospital and a refugee camp for thousands of earthquake victims, it is providing humanitarian assistance and emergency care to those affected by the disaster as well as life saving medications to Persons Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA) and tuberculosis. Even in the chaos left by the earthquake, hundreds of people make their monthly visits to Port-au-Prince’s GHESKIO clinic for AIDS treatment. Located in the…

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Holistic Approach to HIV/AIDS Vulnerable Groups

The scale of the HIV and AIDS epidemic exceeded expectations since it was identified 20 years ago. Globally, an estimated 36 million people are currently living with HIV, and some 20 million people have already died, with the worst of the epidemic centered on sub-Saharan Africa. But just as the spread of HIV has been greater than predicted, so too has been its impact on social capital, population structure and economic growth. Responding to AIDS on a scale commensurate with the epidemic is a global imperative, and the tools for…

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Caribbean Media Combat HIV/AIDS

It is widely accepted that one of the most effective ways to respond positively to HIV/AIDS and ensure behavior change is through the acceptance and dissemination of accurate information. It is also widely accepted that the broadcast industry is poised to be the leader in this exercise through the power of its reach and influence. To this end, the Caribbean broadcasters now have at their fingertips an online interactive tool to aid them in HIV/AIDS research as well as to empower them to produce accurate and innovative HIV/AIDS programming. This…

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Caribbean Strides to Prevent HIV/AIDS

Lorna Hamilton Henry is an HIV and AIDS activist in the Caribbean. She is also very open about her HIV status and advocates for and behalf of all persons living with HIV. Lorna is also the mother of two healthy children, but as she reminds everyone, an HIV mother giving birth in the Caribbean is treated much differently than expectant mothers who are not living with the disease. Lorna speaks openly of her life and as a mother living with the disease as she hopes that in so doing others…