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China, Grenada “Renew Commitment”

January 24, 2015 | 12:03 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff China and Grenada have “renewed their commitment” toward strengthening their bilateral relationship, the government of Grenada announced this week. The two sides “renewed” their commitment at a recent ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations between Grenada and more...

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Grenada Announces Appointment of New Macroeconomic Advisor

January 21, 2015 | 5:21 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has announced the appointment of A. Michael Batiste as the country’s new Macroeconomic Advisor. Baptiste will be based in the Ministry of Finance and Energy, according to a government release. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Baptiste is an economist and public policy analyst whose “whose more...

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Delta to Launch New Service to Grenada

January 11, 2015 | 8:25 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines is making a concerted expansion push in the Caribbean, and Grenada is the latest beneficiary. Delta will be launching a new weekly service between Atlanta and Grenada this summer, according to Grenada’s government. The new service will be operated on Saturdays beginning June 6, lasting more...

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Carlson Rezidor Names New Executive in Americas Region

January 8, 2015 | 6:58 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Carlson Rezidor has named Fred Schwartz as the company’s new vice president of owner relations for the Americas region. Schwartz will report directly to Philip Silberstein, the executive vice president for development and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in the Americas. “Fred is a highly more...

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Grenada Reaches Deal to Restructure Taiwanese Debt

January 8, 2015 | 12:02 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Grenada says it has reached a “comprehensive” agreement to restructure its debt to the Export-Import Bank of Taiwan. The agreement reduces the principal outstanding on the $36.6 million loan by 50 percent. In a statement, Grenada said the move “resolves Grenada’s decade-long more...

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Grenada Cruise Passenger Arrivals Grew By 29 Percent in 2014

January 7, 2015 | 1:03 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada saw a 29 percent increase in cruise passenger arrivals in 2014, according to new data from the Grenada Tourism Authority. The island received a total of 162 cruise calls and 254,248 cruise passengers last year across ports in Grenada and Carriacou. That contributed approximately $10.4 million USD more...

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This is How the Caribbean Can Build Resilience to Climate Change

January 5, 2015 | 4:54 pm | 0 Comment

Remnants of an old pier and mangrove being inundated by rising sea level at Grenville Bay, Grenada. Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are located at the Southern end of the Lesser Antilles. These islands are ringed by barrier, patch and fringing

Above: remnants of an old pier and mangrove being inundated by rising sea level at Grenville Bay, Grenada (Photo: Marjo Aho) By Vera Agostini CJ Contributor A FEW weeks ago, I attended the Global Forum on Community Resilience in Cali, Colombia, hosted by the International Federation of the Red Cross. It was a humbling experience for someone coming from an more...

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Grenada Begins Rollout of China-Built Housing Units

January 1, 2015 | 9:52 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is beginning the rollout of a block of housing units built by the government of China. The country’s Ministry of Social Development and Housing has selected the first 50 people to receive houses under the programme. The first group of recipients will live in houses in the Mt Gay and Soubise more...

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Grenada: IMF Approves $2.9 Million Disbursement Following Review

December 12, 2014 | 6:37 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund's Executive Board has completed its first review of Grenada's performance under a three-year programme supported by an Extended Credit Facility. The review's completion means Grenada will now receive a disbursement of $2.9 million. "The Grenadian authorities are more...

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Sandals Expanding Grenada Operations

December 11, 2014 | 10:55 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Sandals and Grenadian officials this week By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals is expanding its footprint in Grenada. The company announced Thursday the "imminent" establishment of a new sales and marketing centre for Sandals Resorts International and a new conference centre on the island. The investment in both projects will total more than $1.6 more...

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