Month: October 2012

St Vincent and the Grenadines Planning to Pursue Geothermal Energy

 Above: the La Soufriere Volcano in St Vincent By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines is pursuing a variety of green energy sources, particularly geothermal, according to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves. The Prime …

New Puerto Rico Wind Farm Project Begins Operations in Santa Isabel

 Above: the new Finca de Viento Santa Isabel wind farm By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s new Finca de Viento Santa Isabel wind project has begun operations and is now producing clean energy. The Pattern Energy project, which was …

Trinidad Finance Minister: Requirements of US FATCA Law “Onerous”

 Above: Trinidad Finance Minister Larry Howai (Photo: MF Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Finance and Economy Minister Larry Howai is describing legislation being introduced by the United States on foreign financial institutions as “onerous.” The Foreign …

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 Above: Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is the third-best location for expatriates in the world, according to a recently-released survey from Jersey-based HSBC Expat. Cayman finished third behind Singapore …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Common sense has left Haiti in the shadow of instability and incertitude.  Immediately after the earthquake that ravaged the country, both physically and in terms of human capacity, many people were betting on hope that a …

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands has signed an agreement with developer Desarrollos Hotelco Group on a $500 million hotel project in the Grace Bay area. The first of three planned hotels will feature …

 Above: UNWTO SG Taleb Rifai, Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin and Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the UN’s World Tourism Organization have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor There is currently a debate in Jamaica about the number of lawyers who should be admitted to law school. Some stakeholders consider that a larger number than the current number of 180 per year should be …

 Above: downtown Basseterre, St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis is receiving a pair of interceptor vessels from the United States Coast Guard. The new ships come under the aegis of the “Secure Seas” …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff There must be a quicker response time with respect to investigations of fatal police shootings, according to Gillian Lucky, director of Trinidad’s Police Complaints Authority. Both Lucky and Acting Commissioner of …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Crown Prince of Norway Haakon Magnus (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly received Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon Magnus on Monday in Port-au-Prince. The Prince was visiting Haiti in …

 Above: tourism officials in Milot (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The area around Milot, Haiti including the Sans Souci Palace is a “true gem,” according United Nations World Tourism Organization Secretary General Taleb Rifai. Rifai was speaking …

 Above: the view from the under-construction Best Western in Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline is continuing its growth, with a total of 125 hotels and 19,381 rooms in development as of …

 Above: Candida Montilla de Medina in Taiwan (Photo: OP Dominican Republic) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic First Lady Candida Montilla de Medina has returned to the country following a four-day official visit to Taiwan. Medina, who described her …

 Above: St John’s (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Calgary-based WestJet has launched its twice-weekly service from Canada to Antigua and Barbuda. The carrier’s first such flight arrived on Sunday, adding 7,000 seats to air travel between Canada and …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos (Photo: TCIT) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands government is reporting an overall revenue surplus of $5.72 million for the first half of 2012, an improvement of $10 million over the …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government will be beginning negotiations with Balfour Beatty Capital on the development of the Grenada Replacement Hospital public-private partnership. Balfour Beatty Capital emerged as the only qualified bidder from the …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli in Vietnam (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli concluded his Asian tour this weekend, departing from Hanoi, Vietnam. Martinelli called the trip “successful,” optimistic that the visit would create …