By the Caribbean Journal staff
Jamaica has quietly headed toward the forefront of the Caribbean’s green energy industry.
The latest step is the new $89 million, 36.3-megawatt wind farm project in St Elizabeth..
Jamaica is “ripe for foreign investment,” said the country’s Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell.
“This is very good for Jamaica,” Paulwell said. “It is always a good thing when a foreign company can come to Jamaica and be this receptive … can be this community oriented … and can make such a huge difference in people’s lives.”
Paulwell said the project is part of a government drive to reduce reliance on imported fuel.
“Jamaicans can today celebrate the fact that the price of oil is the lowest it has been in 10 years,” he said.