Month: March 2013

Fitch Raises Jamaica’s Sovereign Rating, Citing Debt Exchange

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Fitch has raised Jamaica’s local and foreign currency default ratings to “CCC” from “RD,” the New York-based firm announced Friday. The “CCC” rating implies that default is a “real possibility,” however. …

Grenada Prime Minister, German Officials Talk Climate Change

 Above: St George’s, Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell met this week with officials from the German Agency for International Cooperation to discuss climate change projects in the country. A major …

Guyana Receives $5 Million IDB Grant for Low-Carbon Economy

 Above: Guyana’s Kaietur Falls By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana will receive a $5 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank to support the country’s low-carbon development path. The programme will help create incentives for investment in Guyana’s low-carbon sectors. …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: The Cliffs By the Caribbean Journal staff The Oil Nut Bay property on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has debuted its new villa, “The Cliffs.” The property includes three units: an “upper grand unit,” with 1,334 square …

 By Jake JohnstonOp-Ed Contributor Less than a week after cholera began its violent spread throughout Haiti, a UN military base in the central plateau became the prime suspect for having introduced the bacteria. The UN was quick to shoot down …

 Above: Zemi Beach By Alexander Britell The story of the downturn in the Caribbean was largely about the projects that didn’t get built. That was also true on the island of Anguilla, where several developments shuttered or stalled in the …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier finally appeared before a Judge Thursday to answer questions over human rights violations during his time in power in the country. Duvalier’s appearance before …