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Grenada Looks to Tourism Ambassadors

 By Lincoln Depradine The Grenadian government is considering initiatives to attract “bona fide” investors to the country and generate greater employment opportunities. The initiatives were revealed Tuesday during the unveiling of a new strategic plan for taking Grenada’s tourism industry …

Bahamas’ Atlantis, Ocean Club Resorts Change Hands after Restructuring Deal

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Brookfield Asset Management will assume Kerzner International’s ownership interests in the Atlantis Paradise Island resort, along with the interest in the One&Only Ocean Club resort, which is also on the country’s Paradise Island. Kerzner has …

Nigeria, Jamaica Talk in Kingston

 Above: Nigerian Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ashiru (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Foreign Minister Dr Kenneth Baugh held talks yesterday with Nigerian Foreign Minister Olugbenga Adeyemi Ashiru in New Kingston’s Courtleigh Hotel. The two officials discussed a …

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 Above: Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush and Jamaican PM Andrew Holness By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush is in Jamaica with a six-person team on a study tour. The Premier is looking at Jamaica’s procurement system, along …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Haiti, along with the US government, the Inter-American Development Bank and Korean apparel manufacturer Sae-A Co, Ltd, have laid the foundation stone for a new industrial park in the city of Caracol. …

 Above: the Mount Gay Distillery in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Like most industries, Barbados’ rum sector is facing rising energy costs — but one Barbadian minister has a solution. By using vinasse, which is the material output from …

 Above: India’s External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Trinidad Foreign Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan (UN Photos/Mark Garten and Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Foreign Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan is in India today attending the Inaugural Session of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Above: a water taxi in Trinidad Grenada is among four Caribbean islands which could be in the route of a proposed inter-island fast ferry that would travel between Trinidad, Grenada, St Vincent, St Lucia and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Gordon Shirley, the principal of the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies and a former permanent representative to the OAS, is leading the body’s electoral observation mission for tomorrow’s elections in …

 Above: the government-built Solar House By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart announced that the government will launch a so-called Sustainable Energy Investment Programme tomorrow at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The programme, which is aimed at …

 Above: Goldeneye in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a general ignorance of tourism’s contribution to Jamaica, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett, and there is evidence that some people are prepared to position the industry in a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American actor Steven Seagal has jumped into the St Lucian political fray, endorsing a candidate for the country’s parliament. Seagal, who has played in the past with his jazz band at the Saint Lucia Jazz …

 Above: Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Dr Christopher Tufton (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaica Promotions Corporation and the Development Bank of Jamaica Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday on a $20 million loan facility to …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad is in high alert, with security forces in control of the situation after a claimed assassination threat against Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and members of the government. …

 Above: Minister of National Security Brigadier John Sandy addressing a press conference during the emergency. Others, from left: Chief of Defence Staff Brigader Kenrick Maharaj; Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Commissioner of Police Dr Dwayne Gibbs (Photo: TGISL) By the …

 Above: Ambassador Hiroshi Yamaguchi with Jamaican Culture Minister Olivia Grange earlier this year (Photo: Ministry of Culture) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following similar conferences between Caribbean nations and both China and South Korea, CARICOM presented a regional showcase this …

 Above: rocks are dumped and distributed on Montagu Beach (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) The restoration project on Nassau’s Montagu Beach has begun, in a project sponsored by Kerzner International. The work consists of the construction of groins that will be backfilled …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $60 million loan to help Trinidad and Tobago transition to a sustainable energy matrix. The loan, which is the first in a series of three consecutive operations, will …

 

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