Other | November 16, 2014


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Caribbean GEW Hosts and partners in St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, the Bahamas, Grenada, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago have joined together to launch GEW Caribbean 2014.

The launch is one of the activities under Scotiabank and CoESL's and partners Bridging the Gap Caribbean project intended to celebrate entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurship. It serves as a way to create ties between the private sector and civil society, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, as well as connect regional entrepreneurial development entities in an economic sustainable development triangle.

The launch took place in Barbados, on Friday, November 14 at the Caribbean Media Corporation studios and will be posted at a later date. Speakers included moderator, Francine Smart-Jackson,Marcia Brandon, Shawna Rollins and Pauline Bailey. GEW Caribbean 2014 was officially launched by Brandon and in a celebratory fanfare; GEW fans proclaimed "Happy GEW 2014" and lit party candles which threw out high star light-like flames.

The other activities under the project includes a region wide series of Early Morning Connector Events in which breakfasts will be served and speakers from the entrepreneurship sector, Government, regional organizations, academia, international development organizations and the private sector will contribute to the discourse on entrepreneurship in the Caribbean region.

GEW host organizations involved in launching GEW Caribbean 2014:

  • CoESL - St. Kitts and Nevis
  • GARD Centre - Antigua and Barbuda
  • Institute of Sustainable Livelihood Leadership and Exchange - Belize
  • Business Builder Immersion – Bahamas
  • Dynamic Youth of Grenada – Grenada

GEW Partners involved in launching GEW Caribbean 2014:

  • CoESL - Barbados
  • Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Economic Development Limited - Jamaica
  • The Organization for Rural Development, Entrepreneurship of Women and Youth - St. Lucia
  • Constructive Solutions Inc. - St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Enabling Enterprises - Trinidad and Tobago