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How Does the Oil Price Decline Affect the Eastern Caribbean?

By Runy Calmera Op-Ed Contributor Oil prices have decreased considerably from above US 100,- a few years ago to almost $40 USD. As the Eastern Caribbean islands are heavily dependent on imports of oil, in this short article we will […]

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The Dominican Republic Has a Huge New Solar Park

The Dominican Republic has officially debuted a major new solar energy park in the country.  The new Solar Canoa park, set in Canoa in the western portion of the country, has a capacity of 25 megawatts in its first phase.  […]

Diversifying Jamaica’s Energy Mix

By Paul Hay CJ Contributor In an article in Jamaica’s Sunday Gleaner dated 21 April 2013 titled: “More Lessons from the Past – Missed Energy Opportunities”, William Saunders, Energy Consultant, outlined Jamaica’s failure to act upon initiates to diversify its […]

Chung: Fixing Jamaica’s Structural Deficiencies to See Growth

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor THERE were two occurrences within the past week that reminded me that Jamaica still has a lot to do in order to see long-term sustainable development. There was an announcement that an International Monetary Fund […]

Bahamas Lowering Carbon Footprint

Above: downtown Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In 2010, the Bahamas imported more than 7.8 million barrels of oil and other petroleum products, spending nearly $700 million in the process. Now, the country is beginning to lower […]

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How This Aruba Resort Sets the Standard for Sustainability

Growing up on a farm gave Ewald Biemans a love of nature, but it was watching Aruba grow into a global tourist destination drawing millions of visitors each year that spurred him to create arguably the most environmentally responsible resort […]

Marriott Is Removing Plastic Straws From Its Hotels

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Marriott International says it is planning to remove disposable plastic straws and stirrers from its more than 6,500 properties across 30 brands around the world. Once fully implemented in one year, the company could eliminate the […]

Nigel Spence: Two New Recipes for Thanksgiving

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor As the Thanksgiving Holiday rolls around, with it comes a flurry of activity and excitement as families prepare to master the most important of all meals – the Thanksgiving Feast. Supermarket shelves fully stacked with […]

A New Caribbean “Kokomo?”

By Ryan Peterson CJ Contributor Popularized by The Beach Boys during the early 90s, many have wondered whether ‘Kokomo’ is real or simply an imaginary place. Likewise, as the smaller economies of the Caribbean venture deeper into the 21st century […]

Op-Ed: Caribbean Climate Change: What’s Next?

By George Nicholson and Nnyeka Prescod Op-Ed Contributors There is rising anxiety amongst island nations as the effects of the continuous warming of the earth become more evident on our physical environment. The negative impacts arising from changes in weather […]

St Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan Partnering on Food Production Plan

A new joint project By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has signed an agreement with Taiwan for an initiative expected to improve food production and preservation in the twin-island federation. The Food Processing Commercialization […]

Falling in Love With a Villa in Jamaica

A perfect villa in Jamaica By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor “I think I’m in love with my masseuse.” It’s a bold declaration indeed, one rarely heard beyond the hushed, lemongrass-scented treatment rooms of a spa. And it’s a statement […]

Nigel Spence: A Vegetarian-Friendly Caribbean Grilling Recipe

Caribbean, vegetarian, delicious By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor As the saying goes, “there’s no place like home”.  In my case, I am not too sure just exactly where that is.  Yes, I am a true, 100% Yardie but having lived […]

Why St Lucia Is Planting 100 New Trees

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Sustainable Development announced that its Department of Forests and Lands would be holding a tree planting exercise in celebration of World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) on June 17. The project […]

The Caribbean’s Energy Potential

By Jorge Familiar CJ Contributor ENERGY SECURITY is at the top of the agenda for Caribbean leaders and it has been for some time. With an average cost of electricity four times higher than in rich nations such as the […]

It’s Time For Solar in the Caribbean

By Edouard MacGuffie Op-Ed Contributor The Caribbean is well known for many superlatives – most pristine beaches, most crystal-clear water and most welcoming hospitality.  What is less known is that the Caribbean is one of the world’s most expensive places […]

Op-Ed: Restoring Haiti’s Environment

By Stephane Vincent Op-Ed Contributor THERE IS a bit of irony in the fact that June 5, 2014, World Environment Day, fell on a Thursday. In the social media sphere, there is a popular hashtag, #ThrowbackThursday, also referred to as […]

Jamaican Tourism Looks to Get Greener

Above: the Grand Palladium in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is targeting the installation of green energy solution in Jamaica hotels, according to Energy Minister Philip Paulwell. The Minister said the push came against what he called the […]

A New Way For Trinidad and Jamaica to Work Together

By Paul Hay CJ Contributor William Demas, former Head of the Economic and Planning Division of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago,  compared the five-year national plans of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) in his book The Economics of […]

Finding Harmony Between South African and Jamaican Cuisine

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor I recently had the opportunity to travel to the southernmost point of the African continent – South Africa- an experience I will not soon forget and highly recommend. I was lucky enough to stay in […]

Sustainable Prosperity in Jamaica

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor THERE IS SOMETHING the Honourable Dennis Lalor always says to me that has a lot of relevance for the country, and individuals. That is: “Bird seed don’t make John Crow sing.” For any reader who […]

Jamaica Looking to Deepen Linkages Between Agriculture, Tourism

Above: State Minister in the Ministry of Tourism Damion Crawford, Jamaica Broilers CEO Christopher Levy and Chief Technical Officer in Ministry of Agriculture, Marc Panton (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Linking Jamaica’s agriculture and tourism sectors can help […]

Dennis Chung: Jamaica Without the IMF

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor   AS I READ the Dec. 29, 2012 statement, issued by Jamaica’s Finance Minister concerning the status of the International Monetary Fund negotiations, I thought to myself that it is not clear when Jamaica is […]

Dennis Chung: Jamaica’s Economy in 2013

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor ONE QUESTION I get a lot is: what is to be expected of economic performance in Jamaica in 2013? In particular, people want to know about the IMF agreement, the exchange rate, inflation, and GDP […]

Nigel Spence: Making the Trip to Jamaica’s Hellshire Beach

Above: Hellshire Beach   By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Firstly, I want to send love and good vibes to my fellow New Yorkers and all those who suffered greatly especially in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and […]

Forbes: Jamaica’s Energy Insecurity

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Heavy Burden of Imported Oil The figures stunned me. Anthony Hylton, Minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce and Julian Robinson, State Minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining both spoke at […]

Interview With Barbados Energy Minister Senator Darcy Boyce

Above: Minister Darcy Boyce (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Like the rest of the Caribbean, Barbados is working to deal with the problem of increasing energy costs. With imported fuel dominating foreign exchange and the accordant high gas prices putting […]

Jamaica’s Government Could Decrease Budget Allocations Based on Energy Bills

Above: Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is looking to decrease energy consumption across the island, and that could mean lowering budgetary allocations for governmental departments whose energy bills go up. That was the message […]


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