IDB engages Caribbean youth on creating vibrant economies, climate change and other issues

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KINGSTON - Since the appointment last April of Therese Turner-Jones as general manager of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Caribbean country department, there has been increased academic and social engagement with the youth across the region, most notably at the university level. Turner-Jones is responsible for managing the IDB’s portfolio More...

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