USAID Mission Director Christopher Cushing (left) and Rule of Law Specialist, Yolande Forde
September 24, 2015

Young entrepreneurs were encouraged to dream big, take risks, and affix their “brand” onto the world stage at today’s opening ceremony of the Caribbean Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (C-YES) at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Hastings, Barbados.

The United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Larry Palmer, delivered remarks at the Opening Ceremony and congratulated over 21 entrepreneurs from across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean present that showcased business ventures, including jewelry handcrafted by survivors of abuse and domestic violence; image consulting; computer animation; cosmetic production and food goods.

“These 21 entrepreneurs represent what you can achieve when you are willing to follow your dreams, take risks, and work hard. I encourage each and every one of you to keep up the hard work and to support the next wave of entrepreneurs that will follow in your footsteps,” Ambassador Palmer encouraged.

Their smiles say it all! Guyana’s new small business owners bask in their success.
September 23, 2015

Guyana has 20 new youth small business owners, as a result of support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) Program.

USAID/ESC Mission Director, Christopher Cushing (second right), PADF Executive Director, John Sanbrailo and Caterina Valero, PAD
September 23, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is helping to improve the lives and livelihoods of at-risk youth within the Eastern and Southern Caribbean through high-impact partnerships aimed at promoting sustainable local solutions.

USAID/OFDA Disaster Relief Management Specialists  hand over the generators purchased by USAID
September 18, 2015

Dominican families are receiving timely assistance from the United States Government (USG) and American people as they continue to grapple with the dislocation caused by Tropical Storm Erika.

In addition to the over $165,000 of USG disaster relief assistance targeted to Dominica, assessment teams from the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) are working diligently on the ground to assess and address the most critical needs as they surface.

 Ambassador Larry Palmer (left) and Mission Director Christopher Cushing (right)  are joined by Saboto Caesar, St. Vincent
August 23, 2015

In an effort to protect critical marine ecosystems and reduce threats to the region’s fisheries and tourism sectors, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a US$12.5 million Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program (CMBP), to promote conservation in high priority areas across the Eastern Caribbean.

September 10, 2010

The Centers of Excellence for Teacher Training (CETT) was launched by former President George W. Bush at the 2001 Summit of the Americas and has been funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID. This remarkable program has been dedicated to improving the teaching of reading, and ultimately, improving student literacy in the first three grades of primary schools, through three centers across our Hemisphere, operating in the Andean Region of South America, in Central America, and here across the Caribbean.

Last updated: September 28, 2015

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