Month: January 2012


Cayman Tech District Plan Moves Forward

Above: Cayman Enterprise City By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands’ cabinet has approved an order naming Cayman Enterprise City Ltd as the developer of the islands’ first special economic zone, meaning CEC can now take advantage of developer […]


IDB Approves $30 Million for Regional Green Energy Fund

Above: Jamaica’s Wigton wind farm By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development bank has approved a $30 million loan to boost renewable energies and clean technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean. “This financing is part of the IDB’s […]


Haiti Turns Quake Debris into New Homes

Above: Haitian workers recycling earthquake rubble (Photo: UNDP) By the Caribbean Journal staff A large portion of the total rubble from Haiti’s earthquake is being recycled into materials for building new homes as part of a pilot project by the […]


Trinidad PM Concludes India Visit

Above: Persad-Bissessar on a visit to her family’s ancestral village in Bihar (Photo: OPM Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff Concluding her State Visit to India, Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar renewed her call for more economic relations between the […]

In St Kitts, Help for Homebuilders

Above: a home constructed under the NHC and Civl Service Home Mortgage Development Bank in St Kitts (Photo: CUOPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new plan to promote home construction in St Kitts and Nevis has already approved 100 […]

China Hands Over Ferries to Guyana

Above: the two ferries are valued at $14.4 million (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Chinese government has handed over two roll-on, roll-off ferries to Guyana, doing so in a ceremony yesterday. The two ferries are valued at […]


Jamaica's Black River Plans for a Revival

By the Caribbean Journal staff The capital of Jamaica’s St Elizabeth parish is looking to engineer a revival, with a plan to attract new investment and new businesses. It’s the city of Black River which is the centre of those […]

Nevis to Continue Green Energy Push

Above: WindWatt’s wind farm in Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis will continue to make a push on green energy in 2012, Premier Joseph Parry said yesterday. The island has made strides in renewables in the last few […]

Jamaica Must Act on Climate Change, Environment Minister Says

Above: Ocho Rios By the Caribbean Journal staff It costs Jamaica nearly $163 million for weather-related problems every year, according to new Environment Minister Robert Pickersgill, who said one of his main priorities would be to sensitise the country to […]


Jamaica Swears in New Judges

Above, from left: newly-appointed Acting President of the Court of Appeal Justice Hazel Harris, Justice Seymour Panton and Govenor-General Sir Patrick Allen (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen swore in two new judges to […]

Grenadian Prime Minister Leads Talks on Ongoing Industrial Impasse

Above: the talks on Thursday (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas held talks yesterday aimed at resolving the ongoing industrial impasse at Grenada Breweries Limited. Thomas led a three-member ministerial team in meetings with […]

At New York’s El Museo del Barrio, Caribbean Art in the Spotlight

Above: Prefete Duffaut, Habour/Vue de Jacmel avec le Pont de Noel, 1968, oil on canvas (Photo by Jason Mandella) By Alexander Britell Beginning Jun. 12, New York’s El Museo del Barrio will put Caribbean art in the spotlight, with Caribbean: […]


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