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Another Hospital in Haiti Goes Solar

 Above: Hospital Bernard Mevs By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the debut of the solar-powered Mirebalais Teaching Hospital in Haiti, another hospital in the country is using the sun to harness energy. The first phase of a solar panel power …

Cuba to Help Jamaica on Manufacturing of Solar Panels

 Above: a solar panel By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba will be providing expertise to Jamaica on the manufacture and assembly of solar light panels, according to Jamaican Energy Minister Philip Paulwell. The collaboration will be part of Jamaica’s Rural …

Solar-Powered Mirebalais Hospital Now Open in Haiti

 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 …

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 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development bank has approved a grant for a $3 million cooperation project with the government of Haiti to test green energy projects. The projects will test models based on …

 Above: a Solar Universe panel installation By the Caribbean Journal staff California-based solar franchising firm Solar Universe is opening its first franchise in Puerto Rico, the company announced Wednesday. The company will be led by local entrepreneurs Luz and William …

 By Paul HayOp-Ed Contributor According to the Energy Policy and Sector Analysis in the Caribbean (2010 – 2011), the “Caribbean islands have the potential to lead the world to a new energy future.” Research on this paper was the cumulative …

 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: provision of a solar panel in Guyana’s Region 2 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s government is continuing the rollout of solar panels to regions across the country. The latest drive has provided solar panels to outlying schools and …

 Above: newly-installed solar lights in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Taiwan has handed over financing for the second phase of a street lighting project on highways in St Kitts. Taiwanese Ambassador to St …

 Above: the new solar lights (Photo: Erasmus Williams) By the Caribbean Journal staff Approximately 36 solar light poles have now been installed along the Kim Collins Highway in St Kitts. The solar project is the result of financing from Taiwan, …

 Above: Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade called for a green approach to governance and the economy this week during a presentation at a high-level conference of Overseas Countries and Territories in Greenland. …

 Above: solar panels at Mirebalais’ new hospital (Photo: PIH) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is planning the rollout of more than 7,000 new solar street lamps for the country, according to Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. The Prime Minister made …

 Above: Minister Darcy Boyce (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Like the rest of the Caribbean, Barbados is working to deal with the problem of increasing energy costs. With imported fuel dominating foreign exchange and the accordant high gas prices putting …

 Above: St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff A few weeks after the news of a significant solar investment in the United States Virgin Islands, a few smaller-scale green energy projects have received funding from the US Department of Agriculture. …

 Above: solar panels at Mirebalais’ new hospital (Photo: PIH) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Mirebalais recently was the site of a visit by officers from the United States Embassy in Haiti, highlighted by a trip to the soon-to-be-completed Mirebalais …

 Above: solar panels in St Kitts By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis’ cabinet has approved the waiving of taxes on a range of equipment that produces alternative energy, according to Information Minister Nigel Carty. The proposal, which …

 Above: Governor John de Jongh and officials at the ceremony Monday (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has signed solar power and purchase and interconnection agreements with three companies to provide …

 Above: Hector Aparicio By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama’s government is launching a new solar panel project that could help provide power for 600 families in the Rodeo Viejo de Sona district in the Veraguas province. The project, which is …