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Going Green in the Tropics

 Above: Miami By the Caribbean Journal staff What makes going green in tropical climates a different kind of challenge? That will be the subject of a first-of-its-kind conference this month held by the US Green Building Council’s South Florida Chapter. …

The Caribbean’s Greenest Hotels – 2013

 GREEN can mean many different things. It can mean energy efficient, or it can mean entirely reliant on green fuels. It can mean environmentally friendly, but it can also mean community-friendly. When it comes to tourism, green means everything from …

Barbados, Brazil Eye Cooperation on Renewable Energy

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados and Brazil are exploring increased cooperation on green energy, according to Environment Minister Dr Denis Lowe. The Minister, who recently held talks with Brazil’s Ambassador to Barbados, Appio Claudio Acquarone, …

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 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s government is continuing its push to achieve energy independence by the year 2020. The government announced Tuesday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with BYD Company Limited on a zero-carbon …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is planning a series of “major initiatives” in the area of sustainable energy this year, according to Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy. The Governor General, who was speaking this week …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — Sustainable tourism is one of the region’s newest buzz words. But what does sustainable mean? Is it about making destinations eco-friendly? Does it involve solar-power hotels? Or …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh meets with ESG officials (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands is moving forward with its plan to make the territory’s public schools more energy efficient, awarding a multimillion-dollar …

 Above: Half Moon in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff A new programme aimed at helping Caribbean hotels go green officially launched in Jamaica last week. The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action Advanced Programme (CHENACT AP), which …

 Above: Abaco By the Caribbean Journal staff A new programme in the Bahamas will help the country’s hotel sector go green. The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action-Advanced Programme, which launched this week, aims to improve the competitiveness …

 Above: Carmen Lomellin, Permanent Representative of the United States to the OAS; Joel Hernandez, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the OAS; José Miguel Insulza, OAS Secretary General; Albert R. Ramdin, OAS Assistant Secretary General (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the …

 Above: the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell NEVIS — IT’S LATE EVENING, and Pinney has arrived in Nevis by sea. After a warm greeting to the island, she is shepherded by VIP transport …

 Above: St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff A few weeks after the news of a significant solar investment in the United States Virgin Islands, a few smaller-scale green energy projects have received funding from the US Department of Agriculture. …

 Above: DBJ Managing Director Milverton Reynolds, DBJ Project Coordinator Christopher Brown, Minister of State Julian Robinson and CAC 2000’s Steven Marston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican small businesses are getting a green boost thanks to a new project from …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada and the Inter-American Development Bank are partnering on a fund aimed at financing green investment in Latin America and the Caribbean. Canada has already committed just over $253 million to create the Canadian Climate …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has unveiled the first draft of its Information and Communication Technology plan, with the first review coming last week by a consulting team from the Caribbean Telecommunications Union. The three-person team, which was led …

 Above: Jamaica’s Wigton Wind Farm By the Caribbean Journal staff By 2030, Jamaica could be on its way to achieving a reduction in the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuels. The country spends billions each year to import crude oil, …

 The Sailfish Estate in Sunrise Landing on Grand Cayman is the first LEED-certified private residential home built outside of the United States. LEED is the certification system of the United States Green Buildings Council, which rates the energy efficiency and …

 The Government of Barbados is moving to green its economy with the help of the United Nations Environment Programme. “My government continues to be committed to that vision and the emphasis at this point is to consolidate and elevate its …

 

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