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JetBlue Expanding Kingston Service

 Above: Norman Manley International Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is growing the airline’s services from Kingston beginning next spring, launching twice-daily nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale. “We talk about the importance of the Caribbean to JetBlue — we …

Trinidad, Panama talk Energy

 Above: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissesar shaking hands with Minister of Energy of Panama, Juan Manuel Urriola Tam. Others in photo are Larry Howai, CEO of First Citizens Bank Group; Lindsay Gillette, Chairman of Petrotrin; Ambassador Arline Gonzales Costa, Kevin Ramnarine, …

Marriott Breaks Ground on $51 Million Hotel in Guyana’s Georgetown

 Above: Marriott Area VP Andrew Haughton turns sod at the site (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott has broken ground on a $51 million hotel in Georgetown, Guyana in the city’s Kingston neighbourhood. Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo said …

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 Above: Bahamian Foreign Minister Brent Symonette, US Ambassador Nicole Avant and Robin Symonette (BIS Photo/Kris Symonette) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is bidding farewell to US Ambassador Nicole Avant, who has completed her two-year term and will be …

 Above: Durban, South Africa By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean nations are preparing for the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa at the end of November. Small Island States like those in the Caribbean are particularly vulnerable to …

 Above: Cheddi Jagan International Airport (Photo: GINA) The government of Guyana has announced the approval of a $138 million agreement with the state-owned China Harbour Engineering Company for the design and construction of an expansion at Cheddi Jagan International Airport. …

 Above: Jacqui Quinn-Leandro Antiguan Education Minister Dr Jacqui Quinn-Leandro is sending a warning to students that the government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy on anti-social behaviour. Quinn-Leandro was speaking in the House of Representatives after the expulsion of eight students …

 Above: the Surama Eco-Lodge By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese tourism is no longer about attracting tourists from the US, Canada and the Caribbean, according to Tourism Minister Manniram Prashad — and the country is trying to position its market …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has appointed to Her Majesty’s Privy Council, according to Paul Brummell, British High Commissioner to St Kitts and Nevis. “I would like …

 Above: San Fernando General Hospital in Trinidad (Photo: Trinidad Ministry of Health) By the Caribbean Journal staff Chronic diseases like heart disease, obesity and diabetes are the leading cause of death in the Caribbean, and their rapidly- increasing share of …

 The information technology capability of the Barbados Defence Force has gotten a boost, thanks to the donation of $244,530 in state-of-the-art computer equipment from the Canadian government. Canadian High Commissioner Ruth Archibald handed over the hardware to BDF Chief of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There is optimism on the regional integration movement within the Caribbean, but it may be time to prioritise the agenda, CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in a speech to the 33rd Meeting of …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar and US Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo: OPM Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Trinidad to attend the Third Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security in …

 Above: the wind farm at Wigton Jamaican Energy Minister Clive Mullings said he is not happy with the current take-up level of renewable energy devices in the country. The level of response to renewables was not comforting, he said, against …

 Above: a building in the hinterlands equipped with solar panels (Photo: GINA) Guyana to Begin Solar Pilot Project Guyana’s Hinterland Electrification Unit is preparing to install the first 1,000 solar panels as part of a pilot programme in the country. …

 Above: Claughton House in Nassau (Photo: CJ) By the Caribbean Journal staff A large majority of banks in the Latin American and Caribbean region consider small- and medium-sized enterprises a strong part of their business, and plan to increase their …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction on the marina of the multi-billion-dollar Christophe Harbour resort project in St Kitts is underway. Dredging is down to 20 feet at the site of the marina, according to Buddy Darby, CEO of Kiaway, …

 Above: Industry Minister Denis Kellman (Photo: BIGS/C.Pitt) Barbados Industry Minister Denis Kellman has called for the establishment of a free zone and showroom for local products. “It has been long overdue, and I can assure you that we in the …