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A diabetic can live a normal healthy life and even reverse diabetes by switching to a low energy, nutrient-rich and high fibre diet regime. A single product with this feature does not exist in our supermarkets. Pure Nature MD was designed as a refreshing and appealing drink that improves glucose metabolism and lowers blood glucose and high blood pressure by 24% in just 2 hours.
The aim is to enable Veerhouse Voda implement the Veerhouse building system – a Eurocode certified environmentally sustainable, low cost building system that is five times faster than traditional construction methods; with the intention to create thousands of permanent houses in three to five years.
This initiative will allow Treasure Beach to capitalize on its economic potential by leveraging targeted tourism activities and associated business opportunities. The project focuses on developing the tourism potential of treasure beach and creating the linkages with other sectors necessary to elevate the economic conditions of the community and develop a unique brand of Tourism for Jamaica.
The Government established the Economic Development Board and the Council for Competitiveness and Innovation in 2011. Through the project the technical unit which serves both these entities has increased its technical expertise and capacity. The unit has been able to undertake sector studies, innovation surveys and study the innovation system in the country so as to better inform the development of innovation policy.
Facility to support consultancies of up to US$50,000 to start implementation of the concrete action plans agreed to in each country under the methodology of the Caribbean Growth Forum. In the Bahamas, the Facility is funding a consultancy to the Bahamas Investment Authority (BIA) to create a manual and an online portal to provide information and guidance to both local and foreign investors; with appropriate documentation and workflow that will also facilitate the submission of project proposals. In Barbados it is supporting Immigration reform in order to facilitate both tourism and increased investment. In Antigua and Barbuda it is designing the One-Stop-Shop single window for business. In Grenada it is helping to design value added options for agricultural products such as nutmeg and cocoa. In Suriname it is supporting the initial requirements to facilitate secured transactions reform (in order to increase access to finance particularly for SMEs).
This project will develop and implement a harmonized suite of legislation that will facilitate the free circulation of goods within the Eastern Caribbean States, as well as improve the institutional capacity of the OECS Secretariat to coordinate and supervise activities related to free circulation.
The Government has created the Economic Development Council as the main public-private dialogue mechanism on private sector development. The project assists the EDC technical secretariat in ensuring it’s organisational structure is appropriate for Belize, has a prioritized action plan and an M&E framework. It assists with sector specific studies, and builds the capacity of the staff of the EDC through training and study trips. The overarching objective is to increase the national dialogue on private sector development in order to better inform policy creation for growth and development.
The main aim of the project was to increase support to SMEs, including increasing their access to finance. The project designed a new institutional framework to support SME development, including the design of a new government agency dedicated to SME growth and draft legislation to support it. It looked specifically at the SMEs in the Family Islands and created mechanisms to facilitate enterprise development there including a new website to market these enterprises.