Year: 2011

Manufacturing Rebounds in St Kitts

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Manufacturing is on the rebound in St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. After a 19.6 percent decline in 2009, the sector grew by 2.2 percent last year. “This is attributed …

Fuel Shortage Could Affect Montserrat

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff A shortage of fuel at Avgas in Antigua could affected local air service to Montserrat. Avgas is used by airlines that service Montserrat, according to Montserrat’s Ministry of Communications, Works and Labour. The …

New Board of Directors for BVI Tourism

 Above: Scrub Island in BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has appointed a new Board of Directors for its BVI Tourist Board, according to Premier Dr Orlando Smith. The board was appointed with the approval of …

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 By Alexander Britell Turks and Caicos has embarked on a series of measures aimed at returning stability both to the country’s economy and the government’s financial position. Now, Chief Financial Officer Hugh McGarel-Groves is cautiously optimistic, predicting that the government’s …

 Above: Le Village de Port-Jacmel, a four-star hotel by Michael Capponi in Jacmel, Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline comprises 131 hotels totaling 17,923 rooms, according to the November Construction Pipeline Report from STR. Haiti …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados and Trinidad are currently negotiating a deal that would import natural gas into Barbados, according to Sir Harcourt Lewis, chairman of the country’s National Petroleum Corporation. Lewis was speaking at the 30th anniversary luncheon …

 Above: PM Baldwin Spencer By the Caribbean Journal staff The Antiguan government is embarking on a series of programmes aimed at liberalizing the telecommunications sector in the country in 2012. “We really need to sit down, government, APUA and the …

 Above: Lake Peligre in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $20 million grant to complete and supplement financing needed to refurbish Haiti’s Peligre hydroelectric plant, the largest green energy facility in the country. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The invasive Lionfish has spread across the Caribbean – from the Cayman Islands to Grenada. The continued threat has led to some unusual solutions – like that of renowned Chef Michael Schwartz, whose eponymous restaurant …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and St Kitts and Nevis have signed an open-skies air transport agreement. The agreement, which was signed last week, strengthens what the US State Department called “already strong” trade and tourism links …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The thought of Chinese tourists heading to the Caribbean not too long ago seemed far-fetched; today, China’s market is a potential gold mine as a source for regional tourism. “Barely one decade ago, few would …

 Above: the GeeJam hotel in Port Antonio By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is projecting a 5 percent increase in tourist arrivals for the 2011/2012 winter tourist season compared to last year, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. Bartlett was …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada inaugurated its first regularly-scheduled direct flights to Canada this week, a “history-making” occasion for the country, according to Tourism Minister Peter David. The flight originates in Port of Spain, but is a direct connection …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Helped by markets in North America, St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport has seen increased airlift this year. The improvement comes in part due to two new weekend rotations …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor If matters go wrong in a free society, it is in the public interest that a free media exist to provide the public with information that the public has a right to know. This is …

 Above: ALCOA’s operations in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican mining sector could add 2,000 new jobs in the next decade, according to projections by the Ministry of Energy and Mining. The projection is based on activities resulting …

 Above: Jose Agustin Aguerre (Photo: CJ) By Alexander Britell “Haiti is a land of opportunity.” It’s that phrase which Jose Agustin Aguerre, the manager of the Haiti Country Department for the Inter-American Development Bank, hopes becomes the new paradigm for …

 Above: workers in Haiti (Photo: Clinton Bush Haiti Fund) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian GDP grew by 5 percent in 2011, according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently held discussions for extended credit facility reviews in Port-au-Prince. “Economic …