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The US Virgin Islands Is Suing Hess for $1.5 Billion

 A major lawsuit By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands government is suing the Hess Corporation for shuttering the HOVENSA refinery in 2012, Governor Kenneth Mapp announced Monday. According to a complaint filed in Superior Court, the USVI is …

A Major New Caribbean Biodiversity Project

 USAID launches initiative By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Agency for International Development and The Nature Conservancy have launched a major new project aimed at protecting critical marine ecosystems in the Caribbean. USAID launched the $12.5 million Caribbean Marine Biodiversity …

How Jamaica Is Providing Access to Green Tech

 A new project By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with First Global Bank (FGB) to offer loans to businesses and individuals for the installation of climate-smart technologies in Jamaica. The loans will …

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 New appointee by incoming government By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has another new top tourism official. The country’s new government has appointed Shamfa Cudjoe as its new Minister of Tourism. Cudjoe was most recently assistant director of …

 Another country to implement FATCA By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has signed an agreement with the United States to implement the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. The act, which was enacted by Congress in 2010, requires foreign …

 Boost for storm-struck island By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands’ cabinet has approved a relief fund of $100,000 to assist with the restoration efforts in Dominica, still in a state of emergency following the effects of …

 How Dominica is faring By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Dominica has begun to rebuild after the devastation of Tropical Storm Erika. The country’s tourism board says that assessments to the country’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, sites, and attractions, are underway. …

 A major victory in Trinidad and Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has a new government. Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley and his People’s National Movement won the country’s election on Monday, ousting the ruling coalition led …

 Mission to oversee Sept. 7 vote By Dana NilandCJ Contributor CARICOM has announced it will mount an Electoral Observer Mission to monitor the general elections to be held in Trinidad and Tobago on September 7. The Chief of Mission is …

 Eases ferry travel By the Caribbean Journal staff French authorities have launched a visa waiver for travelers looking to reach Dominica by ferry. Authorities in Guadeloupe and Martinique have extended a visa waiver for travelers who enter either country in …

 British ship rerouted to Dominica By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United Kingdom’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay ship has been rerouted to assist humanitarian relief efforts in Dominica following the destruction of Tropical Storm Erika. The British ship is …

 IMF says GDP growth quickening By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s economy is on the rise. The country’s GDP growth forecast has been revised upward significantly by the IMF, following the organization’s latest visit to the country. While Grenada had …

 Erika devastates the island By the Caribbean Journal staff While much of the region escaped Tropical Storm Erika, the storm simply devastated the island of Dominica. The country is reporting 20 deaths from the storm, with more missing, according to …

 UWI, China Harbour sign memorandum By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The University of the West Indies and China Harbour Engineering Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a $511 million USD development project. The project will include the expansion …

 Storm turns deadly in Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Erika made landfall in the Caribbean on Thursday, pummeling much of the region’s northeast with heavy rain and turning deadly in Dominica. The storm caused severe flooding and …

 Storm reaches the Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Erika was expected to move through the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean late Wednesday and early Thursday morning, according to the NOAA. But while the storm had been strengthening …

 Another storm nears region By the Caribbean Journal staff Just days after the departure of Danny, Erika is now headed toward the Caribbean. But unlike Danny, which concluded as tropical depression, Erika, which is currently a tropical storm, is “poorly …

 Positive signs for Jamaican economy By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s economy is showing some positive signs, according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently concluded a mission to the country. “A gradual economic recovery is underway.” said IMF Mission …