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OECS Assembly Holds First Session

 Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer at the OECS Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States held its first-ever session on Tuesday in Antigua. The assembly is made up of appointed members from both the governments …

Jamaica Foreign Minister Urges New Definition of “Middle-Income” Country

 Above: Jamaica Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is likely to be graduated from receiving grant funding from the World Global Fund and other funding agencies, due to its status as a “middle-income” country. But the …

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Begins Search for New CEO

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has launched its search for a new Chief Executive Officer, the organization announced Monday. The CEO is the top position in the CHTA, with responsibilities …

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 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction on a pipeline that will bring natural gas from Trinidad and Tobago to islands of the Eastern Caribbean will begin next year, according to the Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline company. …

 Above: Digicel’s new headquarters in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff In what could prove to be a significant lift for Jamaica’s capital, Digicel has officially opened its new regional headquarters in downtown Kingston. The property will house more than …

 Above: the OECS Regional Assembly in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Assembly will hold its first official sitting on Tuesday. The regional assembly, consists of a group of appointed government and opposition Parliamentarians …

 Above: the drilling rig in Cork Hill (Photo: PWD) By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat officially begun drilling for geothermal energy on Sunday, the government announced. After resolving “a couple of last minute mechanical issues,” the drilling began in Cork …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian officials were joined this week by members of the Latin American Energy Association for talks on the country’s energy sector. Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe led the working meeting, joined …

 Above: the Chinese Embassy in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank and the People’s Bank of China have approved a new fund to support private and public sector projects that promote “sustainable economic growth” in Latin …

 Above: Canadian travel agents in Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal tsaff A group of Canadian travel agencies arrived in Haiti on Wednesday for an exploratory trip, the Ministry of Tourism announced. The group includes 18 different Canadian …

 WHAT WILL the Caribbean look like in 2030? What should it look like? Whether it’s CARICOM integration, regional transport, or tourism, everyone has an opinion on the problems of today’s Caribbean. But what the region needs are forward-looking solutions — …

 Above: the brewery produces the Prestige beer brand, among others By the Caribbean Journal staff Heineken will be investing more than $40 million in the coming years to upgrade and expand the Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti (BRANA) brewery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, …

 Above: Henrique Capriles Radonski and Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela will hold its presidential election April 14, the country’s government announced Saturday afternoon. The move comes after the death of former President Hugo Chavez last Tuesday from …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government will undertake a “comprehensive and collaborative restructuring of its public debt, it announced this weekend. The government said “circumstances have forced” the move, which will include its US and …

 Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s real GDP grew by 1.6 percent in 2012, buoyed by a recovery in tourism and construction, and the country’s recovery will continue in 2013, according to the International …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Last year, Dominica’s government finalized its status as a shareholder in regional air carrier LIAT, and Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said recently that the decision was the right move for …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla is looking at reforming the country’s energy policy and harnessing the potential of tourism as part of his economic push. Puerto Rico recently passed …

 Above: Half Moon in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff A new programme aimed at helping Caribbean hotels go green officially launched in Jamaica last week. The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action Advanced Programme (CHENACT AP), which …