Year: 2011

St Kitts Welcomes First Nonstop Air Canada Flight from Toronto

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport is set to welcome the first nonstop commercial flight by Air Canada to the country from Toronto. Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas will be on hand along with …

St Kitts and Nevis Economic Growth to Slow in 2012: Report

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The economy of St Kitts and Nevis will grow 2.5 percent in 2012, according to a projection by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, down from 4.5 percent growth last …

Haiti: Where Did the Money Go? An Interview with Michele Mitchell

 Above: a camp in Port-au-Prince (Photo: Leslie Owen) By Alexander Britell The aftermath of the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010 saw waves of aid workers pouring into the country, backed by billions in aid funds. But …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said he was concerned over the ongoing industrial action involving Grenada Breweries Limited. The Prime Minister also said he did not authorize, advise, or attempt to influence the Special Services …

 Above: the netbooks involved in the programme (Photo: GINA) Guyana’s One Laptop Per Family programme, an initiative aimed at improving access to technology, has continued its rollout across the country. The programme, which was partially funded by the Chinese government, …

 Above: the panels on the roof of the government’s headquarters (Photo: Erasmus Williams) By the Caribbean Journal staff A project to install solar panels at government headquarters in St Kitts has been completed. The project, which has been part of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The portion of energy Jamaica derives from renewable energy almost doubled in the last three years, from 5 percent to nine percent in 2010. That has been led by projects like the Wigton wind farm …

 Above: an atelier in Haiti (Photo: Clinton Bush Haiti Fund) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States imports of Haitian apparel jumped by 46 percent from January to August of this year, according to the recently-released Ninth Report to Congress …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua is looking to make 2012 the “year of electronic development,” according to Dr Edomond Mansoor, Minister of State with responsibility for the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Science and Technology. The government is committed to …

 By Alexander Britell Julian Jay Robinson is the People’s National Party candidate for South East St Andrew in the upcoming Jamaican election. Robinson, currently the deputy general secretary of the PNP, studied management and economics at the University of the …

 Above: the Oasis Hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff With hotel development on the rise in Haiti, the country will now see its hotel school revived, thanks to a grant from the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. The fund announced a …

 Above: Ambassadors Rodney Charles and Ranko Vilovic (UN Photo/Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has established diplomatic ties with Croatia, following a ceremony last Wednesday. Croatia will soon become the newest member of the European Union. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s economy is projected to grow by 5 percent in 2012, following growth of just 0.5 percent in 2011, according to the International Monetary Fund. The country has made “enormous progress” in its ongoing recovery …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian Labour Minister Glynis Roberts said she was concerned about any action that could worsen the industrial climate at the Grenada Breweries Limited, following the arrest by police of Senator Chester Humphrey, leader of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Above: Christophe Harbour Construction is underway on a series of new projects in St Kitts, including a private jet terminal and the Kittitian Hill resort, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. The jet terminal …

 By Alexander Britell Could the Caribbean experience another earthquake like the devastating one in Port-au-Prince in 2010? The answer is yes – and it could be even more powerful, according to Dr Joan Latchman, the director of the Seismic Research …

 Above: boiling lake in Dominica (Photo: DT) By Mara Etienne Following talks of testing Dominica’s geothermal resources to determine its potential energy value for the island and others in the region, the country’s government began an exploratory drilling exercise in …

 Above: the Government Administration Building, Road Town (Photo: Carol A. Vanterpool) By the Caribbean Journal staff The promotion of business development is one of the highest priorities of BVI Premier Dr Orlando Smith’s government, he said yesterday in a statement. …