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International Monetary Fund Approves $3.1 Million Disbursement for Dominica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board has approved a disbursement for $3.1 million to Dominica under its Rapid Credit Facility. The funding is aimed at helping Dominica with reconstruction and rehabilitation following a series of …

Dominica, Bahamas among “Most Ethical” Tourism Destinations: Report

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and the Bahamas are among the top 10 “Best Ethical Destinations” in the developing world, according to a report by EthicalTraveler.org. The report rates countries on a series of factors, including environmental protection, social …

iPhone 4S to Hit Caribbean Next Week

 Above: the iPhone 4S (Photo courtesy of Apple) By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple’s iPhone 4S will be released across the Caribbean on Friday, Jan. 13, the company announced today. The company will begin a rollout in Anguilla, Antigua, the …

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 Above: VC Bird International Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Immigration Department, Customs Enforcement Department and Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy conducted a joint operation resulting in the seizure of $60,000 in cash at VC …

 For the Caribbean, it was the Year of the Vote. By year’s end, five countries, Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia and Haiti and the British Virgin Islands, will have chosen new leadership, with Jamaicans headed to the polls on Thursday. It …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Total GDP in Dominica is projected to grow by 1.5 percent in 2012, up from an estimated 0.9 percent in 2011, according to a report from the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and …

 Above: boiling lake in Dominica (Photo: DT) By Mara Etienne Following talks of testing Dominica’s geothermal resources to determine its potential energy value for the island and others in the region, the country’s government began an exploratory drilling exercise in …

 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 …

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has the highest rating the Caribbean for gender equality, according to data from the United Nations Development Programme’s latest report. Trinidad has an index of 0.331, …

 Above: Harrismith Beach in Barbados (Photo: Barbados Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the highest life expectancy in CARICOM, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund. The report, “State of World Population 2012,” was …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Doing business is easier in St Lucia than anywhere else in CARICOM, according to the 2012 Doing Business report from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. St Lucia was ranked 52nd in the …

 Above: Nevis Peak, the site of a geothermal project (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean must strive to develop and expand green energy initiatives, OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin urged yesterday at a conference in Suriname. …

 Above: From left: Amb. Vince Henderson of Dominica and Amb. Donatus St Aimee of St Lucia (UN Photos) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia and Dominica are urging the international community to pay more attention on small island states’ …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s cabinet has approved the establishment of an inter-island ferry service between Trinidad and the Eastern Caribbean, Transport Minister Devant Maharaj announced yesterday. The service will be financed on a public/private arrangement with the majority …

 Photo: DIS By the Caribbean Journal staff Flooding last week in Dominica caused approximately $6.6 million in damages to crops, infrastructure and homes, according to preliminary estimates. CARICOM expressed “deep concern and distress” over the flooding, which occurred in Layou …