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The Caribbean Year in Review

 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 …

Dominica’s Economy to Grow 1.5 Percent in 2012: Report

 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 …

Dominica Begins Geothermal Exploration

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …