infrastructure

A National Tragedy in Dominica

 Erika devastates the island By the Caribbean Journal staff While much of the region escaped Tropical Storm Erika, the storm simply devastated the island of Dominica. The country is reporting 20 deaths from the storm, with more missing, according to …

Caribbean Needs $30 Billion to Modernize Infrastructure in Next Decade

 Above: Caribbean Development Bank President Dr Warren Smith (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region needs some $30 billion USD to modernize its infrastructure over the next decade, according to Caribbean Development Bank President Dr Warren Smith. …

Trinidad, China Talk Infrastructure

 Above: the Chinese delegation with Trinidad Urban Development Minister Roodal Moonilal By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Housing and Urban Development Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal recently hosted a high-level delegation of Chinese officials for talks on infastructure. The …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines will place “major emphasis” on infrastructural development this year, Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne said in his recent Throne Speech. Sir Frederick …

 Above: the dedication photo (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A $2 million infrastructure project funded by Prince Charles through a grant from the government of Kuwait has opened in the Rose Town neighbourhood of Kingston. The project was …

 By Zhivargo LaingCJ Contributor Dr Shelton Nicholls, former deputy director of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, was right when he said Caribbean countries needed to ensure economic growth strategies address the current challenges as well as take us …

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor On Tuesday, United States Vice President Joe Biden met with CARICOM leaders in Port of Spain as part of a regional tour with scheduled stops in Colombia and Brazil. Perhaps even more intriguing is the …

 Above: the Ministry’s planning meeting (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ Ministry of Communication and Works is setting out a 10-year infrastructural development plan for the territory. The plan is the product of a two-day …

 Above: the new stretch of road near Petit-Goave (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly, joined by United States Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White, inaugurated a newly-completed road works project in Petit-Goave this week. The …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly in Brooklyn this week (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Aid to Haiti should primarily be focused on a goal of long-term development, Haiti President Michel Martelly said this week. The comment came …

 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 …

 Above: debris clearing in Haiti (UN Photo) The US State Department has urged its citizens to exercise caution before visiting Haiti, citing a “critical crime level,” along with an ongoing cholera outbreak and problematic infrastructure. [Washington Post]

 Above: Prince Charles Drive in Nassau (BIS Photo) The Bahamas is in the midst of a massive infrastructure project that is reshaping nearly the entire road system of the main island of New Providence. The New Providence Road Improvement and …