housing

Grenada Begins Rollout of China-Built Housing Units

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is beginning the rollout of a block of housing units built by the government of China. The country’s Ministry of Social Development and Housing has selected the first 50 people …

China Providing $1.3 Million to Complete Grenada Housing Project

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff China’s government has agreed to provide $1.33 million in funding to complete the final phase of work on 351 housing units in Grenada’s Mt Gay, Frequente and Soubise. The agreement was …

Haiti: Number of People Living in Tent Camps Down 79 Percent Since 2010

 Above: tent housing in Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The number of people still living in tent camps in Haiti as a result of the 2010 earthquake has fallen 79 percent since a 2010 high of 1.5 …

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 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia and the European Union signed a pair of agreements this week, covering housing and water projects. “[The] signing ceremony for the financing of two worthy interventions represents the continued cooperation and …

 Above: the Carib territory in Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is moving forward with a housing project in the Carib Territory, the government announced. The project has completed 10 of 40 planned homes in the Kalinago …

 Above: housing near Delmas 32 (Photo: Mercidieu Moranvil) By Dieudonné Joachim The already acute pre-earthquake housing problem in Haiti was magnified when 190,000 homes were destroyed or damaged after the Jan. 12, 2010 trembler. Even though the construction sector experienced …

 Above: a tent camp in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank has approved a new two-year strategy for the institution in Haiti. The plan, which was endorsed by the bank’s Board of Directors, will …

 Above: the UN’s ASG for Human Rights in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Haiti is showing “encouraging signs of progress,” a number of challenges remain, particularly on the fronts of poverty and justice reform, according …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly receives funding from India for a new housing project (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and Shri Rajasekhar, India’s non-resident ambassador to Haiti, held discussions Monday in Port-au-Prince. The …

 Above: the groundbreaking at Davy Hill By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s government has broken ground on 20 new affordable homes in the island’s Davy Hill area. The project is located on two-and-a-quarter acres of land previously purchased by the …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor ALTHOUGH JAMAICA’S ECONOMY is showing some sign of stability, the housing market has yet to reflect this situation. Property sales are slow, and the demand for rentals is ever increasing; so much so that rentals listed …

 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller in Parliament Tuesday (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The next phase of Jamaica’s JEEP emergency jobs plan, which the country’s government says has already created 5,800 jobs, will be headlined by …

 Above: a Habitat for Humanity house in Haiti (Photo: HFH) By the Caribbean Journal staff Habitat for Humanity Canada is working with Habitat for Humanity Haiti to help small businesses’ ability to meet demand for housing in the areas of …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (FP) Trinidad’s State of Emergency continued today, with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announcing that 147 more people had been arrested, 75 of whom were involved with gang activity and eight of whom were related to …

 The Jamaican government has tabled a new National Housing Policy and Implementation Plan in order to “chart the way out of the housing crisis,” according to Minister for Information Daryl Vaz. “The policy covers all the key areas critical to …