On Monday 13th January 2020 – UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean staged “The Blue Tank” where eight innovators pitched their ideas to remedy some of the most pressing challenges facing the blue economy as part of UNDP’s Blue Lab initiative. Each innovator had the chance to gain support through catalytic investment, technical assistance and partnership generation from the development agency.
In partnership with government of Dominica, UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, with support from the government of Denmark, has made a recent contribution to the recovery of the blue tourism sector in Dominica. The donation of seven outboard engines to the Portsmouth Association of Yachting Services (PAYS) comes after Hurricane Maria ravaged Dominica in 2017, wrecking yachting facilities, leaving many boats destroyed and their owners economically vulnerable.
On Saturday 18 January, team members from UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean met with members of the Barbuda Council and Roberts Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd to discuss progress made on the rehabilitation of the Hannah Thomas Hospital, post Hurricane Irma.
Official Launch of the Police Records Management Information System (PRMIS)
The UNDP Resident Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean was invited to present his Letters of Credence to the Government of Montserrat just after the election that led the Hon. Easton Taylor-Farrell to High Office.
Global launch of the UNDP Human Development Report 2019 from Bogota, Columbia
UNDP Resident Representative presented his Letters of Credence to The Hon. Victor F. Banks while traveling for the first time since his appointment on official mission to Anguilla.

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954,000

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