Caribbean Philanthropy Network;
In a focused 32-page study, Caribbean Philanthropy Network consultant Etha J. Henry takes a look at philanthropic practices within a sampling of English-speaking Caribbean islands, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent. While each nation has its own distinctive cultural, social, economic and educational practices, Henry's research indicates that there are also common historical threads that tie them all together. In order to facilitate this study, learning tours of the select islands were conducted with the goal of discovering the history of giving traditions, existing practices and potential initiatives for the future geared toward advancing philanthropic development and strategies. It is organized in a series of anecdotes, stories, data and history.
Innovations in Civic Participation;
This paper presents findings from an exploratory study of government policies that involve youth in community service in 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The research, which was performed in 2004, provides descriptive information and explores the context within which national youth service policies can emerge and thrive. While it is assumed that well-designed national youth service policies provide a framework for engaging youth in pro-social activities that benefit themselves and their communities, relatively little research is available on the subject. Findings indicate that 13 of 19 countries in the study have a national youth service policy, and that the policies vary in forms and configuration. Facilitators and obstacles of these policies are discussed. The paper concludes by providing recommendations to policy makers.
Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Secretariat, Belize and St. Vincent and the Grenadines;
This report provides a review of the status and management of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster Fisheries in the CARICOM region. It provides a general overview of the habitat requirements and threats to survival of this lobster, along with the distribution and population in each country with Caribbean Spiny Lobster Fisheries. Each country's domestic use, international trade, and conservation and management measures are also reviewed.