development

Caribbean-Mexico Hotel Development Pipeline Up to 28,140 Rooms

 Above: construction at the Baha Mar in the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico hotel development pipeline has risen to 167 hotels totaling 28,140 rooms, according to a July report from hotel analytics firm STR. That represented a …

St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Heads to Samoa

 Above: Samoa By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Dr James Fletcher will be visiting Samoa for the upcoming third International UN Small Island Developing States Conference. Fletcher’s visit will be financed by the government of Taiwan. …

Antigua PM, Caribbean Development Bank President Hold Talks

 Above: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Caribbean Development Bank President Dr Warren Smith (Photo: CDB) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Development Bank President Dr Warren Smith visited Antigua and Barbuda this week for talks with Prime Minister Gaston …

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 Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis’s government is planning to partner with United States-based company Omni-Alpha, LLC on the development of a waste-to-energy plant. The move was announced by the Ministry of Health in the Nevis …

 Above: Maracas Beach in Trinidad (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Board of Directors of the Tourism Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago has named Keith Chin as the organization’s new CEO. The appointment took effect on …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Earlier this week I ran into Bunny Goodison, and we got to talking about the demise of values and attitudes in Jamaica. We spoke about the fact that even though we may see growth in the …

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines will soon receive a $9.05 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank for upgrades to the country’s road network. The funding will target two major …

 Above: Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff Costa Rica is a “model country” for sustainable development and the protection of human rights, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on his first official visit to the country last week. It …

 Above: CDB Acting Vice President for Operations Nigel Romano with Yvonne Hyde, director for Belize (Photo: CDB) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize has reveived a $10.5 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank, the bank announced last week. The …

 Above: the Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What are the most developed countries in the Caribbean, according to the United Nations Development Programme? The UNDP just released its annual Human Development Report, which scores countries on a …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank will soon be implementing a pilot project to finance energy efficiency investments by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. The project is being …

 Above: construction at the Kittitian Hill project in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — This may be a relatively small island, but it seems hard to go anywhere here without seeing a new hotel or condominium …

 Above: Grenada (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith MItchell has announced plans for a 15-year “National Development Plan.” The proposal was revealed following a visit to several cities in North Americ including New …

 Above: St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Caribbean is the major economic driver in the Caribbean. So it would be natural that it should be viewed as the major mechanism for dealing with …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ALMOST daily I get questions on what will happen to the Jamaican economy and whether or not we are moving in the right direction. Or sometimes, get a comment that my expressed cautious optimism is misguided, …

 Above: the groundbreaking ceremony this week By the Caribbean Journal staff The Sailrock project on South Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands has broken ground on the next phase of its development, the Great House at Sailrock. Turks and …

 Above: MDC CEO Ivan Browne at Caribbean Journal’s headquarters in Miami (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Eastern Caribbean island of Montserrat is eyeing a renaissance. Almost 19 years after the volcano that devastated half the island and …

 COULD a Caribbean city develop into a Silicon Beach? As the Caribbean seeks to develop, it will need to be creative — and part of that means both attracting creative people and companies to its shores and supporting creative people …