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Haiti, Dominica Among Nations to Benefit from $10.6M in IDB Climate Financing

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean countries including Haiti, Dominica and Grenada will apply a $10.6 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds to carry out activities aimed at addressing the impact of climate change, the …

Rum Journal: A Fresh Take on Rum and Coconuts at Dominica’s Rosalie Bay Resort

 This week’s Rum Journal travels to the island of Dominica and the Rosalie Bay eco-luxury resort for a decidedly fresh take on a coconut rum cocktail. 21-year-old Dominica native Aziz Roberts has practiced his craft at the Rosalie Bay since …

Dominica Receives US-Funded Donation of Firearm Marking Machine

 Above: Hubert Charles, Dominica’s Permanent Representative to the OAS (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is the latest Caribbean nation to receive a firearm marking machine from the Organization of American States. The OAS firearm marking …

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 Above: Dominica and Panama’s Permanent Representatives to the OAS (OAS Photo/Patricia Levia) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Dominica and Panama signed an agreement in Washington today to establish formal diplomatic relations between the two countries. Dominica and …

 Above: officials on hand in Washington at the announcement of the project (Photo: Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Five CARICOM member states, including Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Dominica and St Lucia will be the sites of a joint OAS-United …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Montserrat is inviting expressions of interest for the development of geothermal power on the island. “The government of Montserrat wishes to explore private sector interest in the confirmation and development of the …

 Above: Ambassador Hubert Charles, Dominica’s Permanent Representative to the OAS, and Panama’s Permanent Representative to the OAS, Ambassador Guillermo Cochez (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States will implement its “Promoting Firearms Marking …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide a 1.1 million Euro grant to enhance planning and study the feasibility of exporting geothermal electricity from Dominica to Martinique and Guadeloupe. The bank, which is the …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …