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St Kitts and Nevis Completes Construction of Airport Solar Farm

 Above: Robert L Bradshaw International Airport (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has officially completed construction on a 1-megawatt solar farm at the country’s Robert L Bradshaw International Airport. The solar farm will officially launch …

Dominica, China Sign Pair of Agreements Totaling $18 Million

 Above: Roseau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and China have finalized a pair of agreements covering $18 million in financial assistance. Last Friday, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit signed the agreements, which will cover community-based projects and …

St Lucia’s Freedom Bay Eco-Resort Project Launches Construction

 Above: a rendering of a villa at Freedom Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff What’s being billed as St Lucia’s first eco-resort has begun construction in the country’s Piton Management Area. Freedom Bay will include a resort, three restaurants, a …

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 Above: a rendering of Pelican Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff The planned $90 million Pelican Bay condominium-hotel complex is set to break ground in May, according to the office of Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. The groundbreaking on May …

 By Paul HayOp-Ed Contributor In the “Competitiveness of Small Nations: What matters?”, Densil Williams and Beverly Morgan analyze the competitive performance of Singapore, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago under the “Global Competitiveness Report” over a period spanning 2004/5 to 2010/11. …

 Above: downtown St George’s (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government plans to reduce the value-added tax on a group of items in a bid to stimulate the construction sector, according to Prime Minister and Finance Minister Dr …

 Above: Taiwan Ambassador to St Kitts Miguel Tsao (Photo: SKNIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction is set to begin of a solar farm at Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts. The project is a collaboration between St …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund lowered its growth estimate for St Kitts and Nevis in 2012 from -0.7 percent to -0.9 percent, but an economic recovery is reportedly on the way …

 Above: construction on the Marriott hotel project in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction is making progress on the new $52 million Marriott project in Guyana, according to Romesh Budhram, the construction manager on the project. Work first launched …

 Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has laid the first stone on a new planned Parliament building in Port-au-Prince. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and other Haitian government …

 Above: Pearns Point By the Caribbean Journal staff The Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority and Antigua’s Cabinet have approved a development at Pearns Point that will include a five-star boutique hotel, condominium units, a spa, health club and casino,the government …

 Above: housing near Delmas 32 (Photo: Mercidieu Moranvil) By Dieudonné Joachim The already acute pre-earthquake housing problem in Haiti was magnified when 190,000 homes were destroyed or damaged after the Jan. 12, 2010 trembler. Even though the construction sector experienced …

 Above: the future site of the Hyatt Place in Manatí (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Manatí, Puerto Rico will be home to a new Hyatt Place hotel in 2014, following the launch of construction Tuesday. The project is …

 Above: Sugar Beach in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is readying the launch of a two-year construction stimulus programme, Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony announced. The government called the plan, which would begin this month and …

 Above: Basseterre, St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The cabinet of St Kitts and Nevis has approved three construction projects that could bring a boost of approximately $42.6 million to the country’s local economy. One of the …

 By Paul HayOp-Ed Contributor In 2008, Dean Burrowes recorded his analysis of the global recession in “The Jamaican Construction and Real Estate Industry and the Impact of the Global Economic Crisis.” He noted that the bankruptcy of major US financial …

 Above: St Kitts By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction can provide a boost to the economy of St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. He said his government has been undertaking an in-depth evaluation of construction-related …

 Above: Bermuda (Photo: BT) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda’s economy contracted by an estimated rate of between 1.5 and 2.5 percent in 2011, following a 1.9 percent decline in 2010, according to the National Economic Report of Bermuda 2011 …