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Haiti to Receive $70 Million Grant to Expand Caracol Industrial Park

 Above: a power plant at the Caracol Industrial Park By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be receiving $70 million in grant funding to expand its business facilities at the Caracol Industrial Park in the north of the country. The …

Sandals Expanding Grenada Operations

 Above: Sandals and Grenadian officials this week By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals is expanding its footprint in Grenada. The company announced Thursday the “imminent” establishment of a new sales and marketing centre for Sandals Resorts International and a new …

Is This Country a New Player in the Caribbean Cruise Sector?

 Above: Guatemala’s Santo Tomas de Castilla Port By the Caribbean Journal staff Quietly, a new player has begun to emerge in the Caribbean cruise industry: Guatemala. The Central American country has received almost 220,000 cruise passengers in the last few …

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 Above: St John’s Harbour in Antigua (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Can Antigua be the Caribbean’s version of Singapore? That’s the stated goal of the new government of Prime Minister Gaston Browne, whose Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party won the …

 Above: Cartagena’s historic centre (Caribbean Journal photo: KU) By Alexander Britell Santo Domingo. Havana. Kingston. Port-au-Prince. San Juan. These are the cities that are typically mentioned in conversations about the largest Caribbean cities. But there’s another city on the Caribbean …

 Above: construction at the Kittitian Hill project in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — This may be a relatively small island, but it seems hard to go anywhere here without seeing a new hotel or condominium …

 Continuing our Earth Week coverage, we wanted to highlight some of the work being done across the Caribbean in the field of green energy. With the Dutch Caribbean leading the way, more and more wind farms are popping up all …

 Above: MDC CEO Ivan Browne at Caribbean Journal’s headquarters in Miami (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Eastern Caribbean island of Montserrat is eyeing a renaissance. Almost 19 years after the volcano that devastated half the island and …

 COULD a Caribbean city develop into a Silicon Beach? As the Caribbean seeks to develop, it will need to be creative — and part of that means both attracting creative people and companies to its shores and supporting creative people …

 Above: Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Seven countries and territories in the Caribbean have signed on to a regional challenge aimed at transitioning the Caribbean to green energy. The agreements were signed at …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $60 million loan aimed at improving “competitiveness” in Jamaica, the bank announced last week. The loan will “promote tax and land titling reforms and …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will be receiving an $80 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank aimed at improving the “effectiveness and efficiency” of the country’s tax system. The loan will target “fiscal sustainability,” …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the general obligation of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to Ba2, or “junk” status, the New York-based firm announced Friday. The move follows a similar …

 Above: a Seaborne plane By Alexander Britell MIAMI — St Croix-based regional airline Seaborne Airlines has reached a deal with the government of Puerto Rico to relocate its headquarters to San Juan. Under the deal, the government of Puerto Rico …

 Above: St Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Nevis get an airlift boost from St Maarten? That’s one of the initiatives Nevis Tourism Minister Mark Brantley is working on for the 2013/2014 season, hoping to expand …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Jamaica on the road to recovery? Not quite, but there are signs of life, according to the International Monetary Fund completed its second review of the country’s economic performance under …

 Above: Union Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The United States, the United Kingdom and Canada remain the primary source markets for Caribbean tourism — but with the global tourism market getting more …

 Above: UK and Cayman Islands officials (Photo: Ministry of Financial Services) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom signed what the former called a “FATCA-type” agreement on Tuesday. The agreement paves the way for Cayman …