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The Caribbean’s Most Innovative Hospital

 The Caribbean’s most innovative hospital just passed a major milestone. Health City Cayman Islands is celebrating three years since it opened its doors. In that time, the hospital has treated more than 29,000 patients. As the hospital celebrates its third anniversary …

This Caribbean Hospital Just Went Solar

 St. Lucia’s National Mental Wellness Center has launched a new solar photovoltaic system that will enable it to operate on renewable energy. The hospital, which provides specialized services to citizens suffering with mental illness, now has the capacity to generate …

In Bequia, a Major Healthcare Boost

 It’s an all-too-familiar problem on islands like Bequia and Mustique: a pregnant woman goes into labor unexpectedly, and sometimes the only option is to risk danger to herself and her baby by traveling by speedboat to St Vincent. Now, that …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new hospital has officially opened its doors in Jamaica. The $19.3 million USD Hospital Montego Bay was officially opened by the Spanish-owned Hospiten group in the Rose Hall area of St James. The …

 A new program to target vulnerable hospitals By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project by the Pan American Health Organization is promoting “safe, green and smart” hospitals in the Caribbean. Nearly seven out of every 10 hospitals in Latin …

 UWI, China Harbour sign memorandum By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The University of the West Indies and China Harbour Engineering Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a $511 million USD development project. The project will include the expansion …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Too many physicians and staff in Jamaica are operating without proper medical equipment, protective apparel or even the basic necessity of hospital bed linens. Just a few weeks ago, the President of the Jamaica Medical …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has big plans in the country’s health sector, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Five years after the country made health care free for those under 18 and over 60 …

 Above: the current Glendon Hospital in Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Montserrat has approved the design for the territory’s planned New Glendon Hospital. The project, which is being funded by the United Kingdom to the tune …

 Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at the launch ceremony (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new $20 million general hospital is planned for Montego Bay, Jamaica. The project, which is being developed by the Spain-based Hospiten …

 Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff The 150-bed Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital is set to open in Grand Cayman’s East End in February, according to cardiologist and medical entrepreneur Dr Devi Shetty. The project is called …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government and the International Health Group have signed a $41.48 million contract to rebuild the Hospital of the State University of Haiti. The $41.48 million in funding is part of …

 Above: Roseau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and China have finalized a pair of agreements covering $18 million in financial assistance. Last Friday, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit signed the agreements, which will cover community-based projects and …

 Above: the Mirebalais Teaching Hospital By the Caribbean Journal staff The solar-powered Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Haiti has officially opened its doors. The development of the property was a joint project between US-based Partners in Health and its sister …

 Above: the Mirebalais University Hospital (Photo: PIH) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Mirebalais University Hospital in Haiti will open in March, according to US-based healthcare organization Partners in Health. The $17 million, 300-bed national public teaching hospital has already …

 Above: Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has received a $149.6 million concessional loan from China to build the Children’s Hospital in Preysal. The hospital will reportedly be outfitted with “state-of-the-art medical equipments for diagnosis and treatment.” …

 Above: Gov. Luis Fortuño By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has announced the allocation of $500,000 to help fund the Dr Isaac Gonzalez Martinez cancer hospital. According to Fortuño, the assignment was made possible thanks to …

 Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly expressed his eagerness to return to Haiti while remaining in Miami for medical treatment in a video address Wednesday. Martelly, who traveled to Miami …