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Germany Gives Grenada Climate Grant

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada will receive a $7.1 million grant from the German government, as part of bilateral support for climate change adaptation projects. Environmental specialists from Germany were in Grenada Tuesday to meet with Environment Minister Joseph …

CARICOM, Australia Pledge Cooperation

 Above: Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd (Photo: Australian Gov.) By the Caribbean Journal staff Australia and CARICOM pledged to build on a growing partnership today, in a bit to address development challenges in the Caribbean. The two parties were in …

St Lucia Top Caribbean Country for Doing Business: World Bank Report

 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 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada needs to introduce a flagship hotel in order to promote itself on the world stage, according to Michael McIntyre, chairman of Grenada’s Airlift Committee. “Venturing into an area like this will result in greater …

 Above: IFC Headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Finance Corporation, a division of the World Bank, and Barbados National Bank have launched the Caribbean SME Toolkit in Barbados today, bringing the country an online guide for small- and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is working to develop a strategy for greater private sector involvement in the country’s nutmeg industry, something Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said he welcomed. Thomas was speaking after a presentation of the Grenada Nutmeg …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada and Japan held their latest round of talks on environmental matters, with Japanese Ambassador for Civil Society Akira Yamada meeting Environment Minister Joseph Gilbert. It was Gilbert’s first official engagement as Environment Minister following …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian telecom firm FLOW launched its Community Access Points project last week, an initiative aimed at improving broadband connectivity and Information and Communication-related Technologies to underserved communities in the country. The project will invest $200,000 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has approved an application by low-cost air carrier REDjet to service its Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago routes, according to Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Peter David. David said increasing travel opportunities for the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian Works Minister Joseph Gilbert is pushing for an increased budgetary allocation for infrastructure projects across Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. “We believe these works are important investments,” he said. “They do not only bring …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following a government effort that involved long hours of negotiations and thousands of dollars in costs, 35 passengers have returned to Grenada after their ship went adrift of the Venezuelan coast. The MV Amelia A, …

 Above: PM Tillman Thomas (Photo: GIS) For small island states like Grenada, development is balancing act, where governments must weigh the benefits of development against efforts to conserve their heritage, Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said yesterday. Thomas, who was …

 By Lincoln Depradine Grenada’s Works and Physical Development Minister, Joseph Gilbert, is excited about a Chinese offer of monetary assistance for regional infrastructural development. “Grenada and other Caribbean countries now have a golden opportunity to undertake much-needed investment in developing …

 Above: Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has increased the minimum wage for domestic workers and security guards in the country, according to Labour Minister Glynis Roberts. The announcement follows the receipt of …

 Above: Grenada’s Parliament Parliament has passed an insurance amendment act 2011 which seeks to change certain provisions of the Insurance Act 2010, highlighted by a broadening of the definition of “local company.” The amended california state car seat laws will …

 Housing Minister Alleyne Walker and Prime Minister Tillman Thomas (GIS Photo) The beginning of the first phase of Grenada’s Greater Greenville Project is part of a new development push by the government that includes a series of infrastructure projects. Prime …

 Keina Calliste By Lincoln Depradine Trinidadian Keina Calliste is the daughter of one of the Caribbean’s greatest calypsonians — but despite a family legacy in Grenada, she had never visited the island. “I like it,” she said. “It’s not that …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Grenada has joined the International Criminal Court, with the court’s Rome Statute set to enter into force in Grenada on Aug. 1. The decision follows the CARICOM seminar on the ICC held …