Month: May 2012

St Kitts and Nevis Planning Solar Panel Manufacturing Plant

 Above: a solar panel on the roof of a building in St Kitts (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Kitts and Nevis is continuing its solar push with plans to establish a solar panel manufacturing …

Dominican Republic Economy Grew 4 Percent in First Quarter: Central Bank

 Above: Samana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s economy grew by approximately 4 percent in the first quarter of 2012, according to Central Bank Governor Hector Valdez Albizu. That number indicated that the economy was operating below its …

China Signs Agreement to Supply 30,000 Laptops to Guyana

 Above: David Huang and Omar Shariff By the Caribbean Journal The governments of China and Guyana have signed an $8 million agreement that will mean the supply of 30,000 laptops to Guyana’s One Laptop Per Family initiative. David Huang, project …

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 It’s called a “roof wetting.” Whenever the roof of a new building is completed in Bermuda, its owner holds a ceremony, and christens it. Only one thing is used to perform the ceremony, however: Gosling’s Rum. The history of Gosling’s …

 By Philippe GirardOp-Ed Contributor Caribbean history is a fascinating field of study, particularly in the 18th century, when sugar was king and Caribbean islands were some of the most strategically important territories in the world, akin to oil emirates today. …

 Updated: 12:36 PM By the Caribbean Journal staff A payment made to the Prime Minister in Grenada has raised controversy on the island. According to Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, five months ago, a friend of Grenada who does not wish …

 STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, written by Dr Marcia Forbes, analyses the responses from research participants in four countries – Jamaica, Dominica, USA and Trinidad – to give deep insights into youth culture, the concept of mobility and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis has overcome a number of hurdles as it seeks to move forward on the island’s geothermal energy project, according to Premier Joseph Parry. “I am pretty pleased about it,” Parry said Wednesday on his …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño and US Representative Michael McCaul By the Caribbean Journal staff A US Congressional subcommittee will hold a hearing next month on national security threats on America’s Caribbean border. The hearing of the House Homeland …

 Above: Perry Christie (centre) and other MPs head to Parliament ahead of the Budget Communication (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian government is planning to revive the country’s Urban Renewal programme and is considering a national …

 Above: Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell BRIDGETOWN — Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and his United Progressive Party have led Antigua and Barbuda’s government since 2004, when, as leader of the opposition, he unseated the Antigua Labour …

 Above: the new facility in San Francisco de Macoris (CIG Photo/Felix Lara) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has officially opened the Mario Ortega multipurpose pavilion and sports complex, following a ceremony Tuesday led by President Leonel Fernandez. …

 Above: Downtown St George’s (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s economy is showing signs that a “fragile recovery” may underway, although “significant” downside risks remain, according to the International Monetary Fund. An IMF mission visited Grenada form May …

 Above: Jamaican Ambassador Paul Robotham and Haitian President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Michel Martelly received the credentials of three new envoys to Haiti Tuesday, the latest in a series of new ambassadors to the …

 Above: a roller at the company’s new Nassau factory (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell NASSAU — The Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant in Nassau is continuing its expansion, highlighted by a new 4,000-square-foot cigar factory. The new, 21-roller facility is part …

 Above: Minister Henri Djombo, joined by Environment Minister Robert Persaud and President Donald Ramotar (right) By the Caribbean Journal staff With the high-profile Rio+20 Summit a month away, Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar, held talks this week with Congo’s Environment Minister, …

 Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer (UN Photo/Michelle Poiré) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer held talks this week with Dr Irakli Khintba, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic Abkahzia, which is seeking recognition as a state. …

 The following is the latest in a series of excerpts from Dr Marcia Forbes’ new book, “Streaming: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles,” published in Caribbean Journal. By Marcia Forbes, PhD Naturally curious and adventuresome, some adolescents will use Facebook to seek …