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Japan Is Giving St Vincent and the Grenadines $2 Million in Aid

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan is giving $2 million in aid funding to the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the country’s government announced this week. The funding comes as the result of …

Martinique Planning to Develop Ocean Thermal Energy Project

 Above: a rendering of the proposed project By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique is planning to develop an ocean thermal energy project. Ocean thermal energy uses the heat energy stored in the ocean to generate electricity, capitalizing on the temperature …

Caribbean, Japan to Hold First-Ever Joint Summit in Trinidad

 Above: Port of Spain (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Heads of government from CARICOM will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the first-ever CARICOM-Japan summit in Trinidad next week. The conference, which will be held …

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 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan and St Lucia have signed a $1 million grant agreement that will help St Lucia in the procurement of industrial equipment and material, its government said in a statement. The grant …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A high-level delegation from Japan has arrived in Grenada to take part in the 15th Annual Ministerial Meeting on Sustainable Use of Living Marine Resources. The meeting, which is being held …

 Above: solar panels By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Japan has provided $121,000 in grant financing to Barbados to outfit five primary schools with photovoltaic energy. Japan’s Ambassador to Barbados, Yoshimasa Tezuka, said the project would “allow students …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Guyana and Japan have signed a grant aid agreement. The $2.9 million non-grant agreement will be made available to the private sector, the government said, through …

 Above: Jamaica PM Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s official visit to Japan last week yielded a cooperation agreement between the two countries on areas including energy and mineral resources development. Simpson …

 Above: Tokyo By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller left the country Saturday for a three-day visit to Japan. Simpson Miller is leading a delegation including Energy Minister Philip Paulwell, Ambassador Paul Robotham, Permanent Secretary in …

 Above: Wladimir Balentien after his record-breaking 56th blast By the Caribbean Journal staff A record that had stood in Japan for 49 years was broken on Sunday by an outfielder from Curacao. Wladimir Balentien, a native of Willemstad, Curacao, hit …

 Above: Charlestown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan’s government will be soon building a $12 million fisheries complex in Nevis, the island’s government announced. The news of the long-awaited project, which will be located in the Bath Village …

 Above: Japan By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan is planning to strengthen its ties with the Caribbean Community, according to Ambassador Akira Yamada, the director general of Japan’s Foreign Ministry. Yamada, who was speaking at the opening of this week’s …

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel agents in Japan have begun a major promotional campaign for tourism to Cuba. The campaign was officially launched by Marcos Rodriguez, Cuba’s Ambassador in Tokyo, along with Jungo Kikuma, the president of …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan’s government and its Japan International Cooperation Agency is reportedly considering increasing its foreign aid to the region. Japanese officials recently met with Caribbean fisheries ministers in St Lucia to discuss …

 Above: Yoshiro Mori (UN Photo/Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuban leader Raul Castro met Thursday with Yoshiro Mori, the former Prime Minister of Japan, who is currently on a working visit to the country. During what Cuba’s government …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s government has signed a development agreement for the establishment of a group of petrochemical plants at the Union Industrial Estate in La Brea. The plants will produce methanol and dimethyl …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and First Lady Sophia Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly has returned to the country following trips to Japan and South Florida. The Japan trip, which was billed …

 Above: Mount Fuji By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and First Lady Sophia Martelly will be heading to Japan next week for an official visit, the National Palace announced Friday. The trip, which begins Monday, will be …