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The First Carbon-Neutral Hotel in the Caribbean Is in Aruba

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s greenest hotels just took things to another level. The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba has become the first in the Caribbean to achieve total carbon neutrality. To be certified as …

Bill Clinton Helps Launch Solar Projects in St Thomas, St John

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Former United States President Bill Clinton has launched three new green energy projects in St Thomas. Clinton was in St Thomas this week, joined by Bloomberg co-founder Tom Secunda and officials from Expedia Group to …

VIDEO: Discovering the New Dominica

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton DOMINICA – It’s the brightest hour of the late afternoon and everyone is in the water, looking out at stunning green mountains and blue sea. We’re all at the new infinity pool at the Fort …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff BMR Energy, which was purchased by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group in 2016, has purchased a major solar farm in the Caribbean. The St Croix facility, which was owned by NRG Energy, was damaged during …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new eco-luxe outpost is coming to Panama. It’s called Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge, and the new luxury resort is set to open its doors in January 2019. The property, set in an environmentally …

islands to live on

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St John in the United States Virgin Islands is about to get an energy boost — and get greener in the process. According to US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp, the island …

Barbuda Green Energy

 By Alexander Britell The highly anticipated Paradise Found hotel project in Barbuda on track, according to Antigua tourism officials. The project, the brainchild of Hollywood legend and hospitality investor Robert De Niro, is “still on track,” according to Colin James, …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Richard Branson is assembling a team to head up a “Marshall Plan” for the Caribbean. The idea came to Branson after he was invited …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s newest real estate development is also its greenest. The SOLARA residential community has launched construction in Grand Cayman as one of the most innovative sustainable developments in the region. NCB Group’s SOLARA is …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana has been one of the Caribbean’s green energy pioneers in recent years, with a number of high-profile projects most notably in solar. Now the country has added another sustainable project to its portfolio: the installation …

 Barbuda is celebrating the third anniversary of the creation of its marine sanctuaries. In 2014, the Barbuda Council established the marine reserves and no-net zones to protect and replenish the island’s marine environment. Three years ago, the council adopted a …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Cinnamon Bay, the campground and resort located on Cinnamon Bay Beach on the island of St. John, has unveiled a 10-year environmental plan for the property’s future. With a system of environmental initiatives newly in place, …

Eustatia Island

 By Alexander Britell No island is an island. Even islands have needs, needs from afar: food, energy, connectivity — no island can be truly independent in today’s world. Or can it? There’s an island in the British Virgin Islands that has …

Solar Farm

 The government of the Bahamas is launching an “ambitious” solarization program over the next five years, Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said this week. Through its Sustainable Nassau Project, the government will better integrate smart technology to ensure that …

cancun caribbean wifi

 Cancun is looking to make itself a greener destination. “We are highly committed to providing tourists with additional reasons to choose Cancun as their preferred vacation destination year after year,” said Lizzie Cole, CEO of the Cancun CVB. “The destination’s …

 Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has long been at the forefront of the region’s green movement — and its profile continues to rise. Bucuti & Tara (our top-ranked property among Aruba hotels) was this year’s winner of the CHIEF Award …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Guyana Energy Agency has been awarded tender for the supply and installation of a solar PV system at the State House in Georgetown. Guyana’s Ministry of the Presidency will be equipped with a state of …

Barbuda Green Energy

 The Eastern Caribbean island of Barbuda is looking to become a 100 percent green energy island. That’s the plan behind the proposed Green Barbuda Energy project, which, if approved, would be supported by a regional grant from the government of …