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Barack Obama Visits Jamaica, Urges Caribbean on Green Energy

 Above: US President Barack Obama in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Jamaica in more than 33 years with a visit to Jamaica this week. Obama arrived on …

Talking Caribbean Clean Energy Tech

 Above: St Thomas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority recently hosted the first-ever Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium in St Thomas. The conference, co-hosted by the US Department of Energy, the USVI government …

How Aruba is Becoming the Caribbean’s Greenest Island

 Above: Aruba By Julia RenfroCJ Contributor ORANJESTAD – Is Aruba the Caribbean’s greenest island? The Dutch Caribbean island has taken another big step in its effort to lead the world in carbon footprint reductions and to be an example to …

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 Above: the Soufriere Hills volcano By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has long been defined by the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano, whose 1995 eruption forever changed its future. But today, the island wants to use the teeming energy …

 Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is visiting Trinidad and Tobago this week. The visit comes after an invitation extended by Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar after the CELAC summit in Costa …

 Above: the terminal at the under-construction Argyle International Airport (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new planned airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines will derive part of its energy needs from solar energy. The Argyle International Airport, …

 By Jorge FamiliarCJ Contributor ENERGY SECURITY is at the top of the agenda for Caribbean leaders and it has been for some time. With an average cost of electricity four times higher than in rich nations such as the United …

 Above: a wind farm in the Caribbean (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A major wind farm project in Jamaica will soon receive a major boost from the United States government. According to the United States’ Overseas Private Investment …

 Above: US President Barack Obama By Alexander Britell It’s been six years since United States President Barack Obama made his first visit to the Caribbean, on the occasion of the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain. And it’s …

 Above: Bahamas Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is planning a major new green push. The 700-island archipelago is set to launch a wide solar energy project, according to Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett, who was …

 Above: US Vice President Joe Biden By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden will be hosting the first-ever Caribbean Energy Security Summit later this month. The summit will be held in Washington, DC on Jan. 26. …

 Above: Clint Ramcharan, Director for Trinidad and Tobago (left) with CDB President, Dr Warren Smith By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has received a $40 million policy-based loan from the Caribbean Development Bank to help reinforce “policy changes” …

 Above: the Soufriere volcano in St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government said this week that geothermal exploration would begin on the island next year. According to Minister for Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology …

 Above: the Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa St Maarten, with rooftop solar panels By the Caribbean Journal staff After a year of generating its own solar power, the Westin Dawn Beach Resort in St Maarten has reached a milestone: …

 Above: Dr Devon Gardner By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s time for a regional dialogue on energy, according to Dr Devon Gardner, programme manager in energy at the CARICOM Secretariat. Gardner, who was speaking at the recent CARICOM Energy Week …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis is planning to build two more solar farms, according to Cartwright Farrell, CEO of the St Kitts Electricity Corporation. The two would follow the country’s existing …

 Above: Group General Manager of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Winston Watson (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has embarked on an oil and gas exploration project, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica announced this week. The project, which …

 By Edouard MacGuffieOp-Ed Contributor The Caribbean is well known for many superlatives – most pristine beaches, most crystal-clear water and most welcoming hospitality.  What is less known is that the Caribbean is one of the world’s most expensive places to …