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St Vincent and the Grenadines

New Head of St Vincent and the Grenadines Hotel and Tourism Association

November 9, 2014 | 9:47 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Bequia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The St Vincent and the Grenadines Hotel and Tourism Association has named a new board of directors. The board includes a new president, Kim Halbich, along with Vice President Fitzroy Glasgow. Halbich is the managing director of Fantasea Tours, based in St Vincent. The other directors are Sharon more...

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St Vincent: “Substantial Completion” of Airport By End of Year

November 5, 2014 | 7:13 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal stafff St Vincent and the Grenadines's new airport is getting closer to its debut. Dr Rudy Matthias, chief executive officer of the country's International Airport Development Company, said "steady progress" was being made at the country's planned Argyle airport site. According to Matthias, the project is more...

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St Vincent Offering Grants, Training to Budding Tech Businesses

October 9, 2014 | 11:50 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By Gerard Best CJ Contributor St Vincent and the Grenadines is making strides towards creating a new cadre of local entrepreneurs. Vincentians with dreams of developing their own businesses can now apply for government grants covering the cost of business incubation and training services. The grants, which are targeted more...

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OECS Looking to Create Regional Climate Change Institution

September 24, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Climate change will disproportionately impact small island states like those in the Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is looking to explore its options for coping with the problem. A seminar this past week focused on precisely that, with "adaptation" the buzzword among more...

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St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Assumes Additional Portfolio

September 3, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves (UN Photo/Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has taken over responsibility for the Ministry of Works, the government announced Tuesday. Gonsalves takes over the portfolio from Minister Julian Francis, who has been assigned more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: The Island of Mayreau in the Grenadines

August 31, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Charlotte Lawton, who sent in this wonderful snapshot of the bay at the island of Mayreau in the Grenadines, where she's "spent many a night at anchor." Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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VIDEO: The Beauty of Bequia

August 2, 2014 | 7:35 pm | 0 Comment

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The Arawaks called it the "island of the clouds." This is Bequia in St Vincent and the Grenadines, and it's easy to understand their thinking. This tiny island of 18 square kilometres is one of the jewels of the Grenadines chain, a little over 16 kilometres south of the main island of St Vincent. Long a popular destination for the yachting sector, Bequia has retained a more...

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St Vincent and the Grenadines to Receive $6.4M IMF Disbursement

August 1, 2014 | 7:27 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund's Executive Board has approved a $6.4 million disbursement to St Vincent and the Grenadines, the organization announced Friday. The funding will be drawn from a Rapid Credit Facility and a Rapid Financing Instrument; it will go toward helping the country meet "an urgent more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: No Complaints in Bequia

June 22, 2014 | 6:39 am | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Deidre McConnell, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of a boat on the beach in Bequia in the Grenadines. The name of the boat for speaks for itself. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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Caribbean Journal Wins Media Award From Caribbean Tourism Organization

June 5, 2014 | 10:36 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: St Vincent and the Grenadines (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Journal has won the Caribbean Tourism Organization's annual award for Best Online Feature. Caribbean Journal Editor-in-Chief Alexander Britell took home the "Virtual Visitor" award for his feature on independence weekend in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines. It more...

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