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The Caribbean Year in Review

 For the Caribbean, it was the Year of the Vote. By year’s end, five countries, Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia and Haiti and the British Virgin Islands, will have chosen new leadership, with Jamaicans headed to the polls on Thursday. It …

Taiwan “Committed” to Providing New Technology for St Kitts and Nevis

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The recent solar project implemented at Government Headquarters in St Kitts signifies the commitment of the Taiwanese government to “everlasting friendship” with the twin-island federation and to provide it with new technology wherever possible, according …

St Kitts Welcomes First Nonstop Air Canada Flight from Toronto

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport is set to welcome the first nonstop commercial flight by Air Canada to the country from Toronto. Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas will be on hand along with …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The economy of St Kitts and Nevis will grow 2.5 percent in 2012, according to a projection by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, down from 4.5 percent growth last …

 Above: the panels on the roof of the government’s headquarters (Photo: Erasmus Williams) By the Caribbean Journal staff A project to install solar panels at government headquarters in St Kitts has been completed. The project, which has been part of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Above: Christophe Harbour Construction is underway on a series of new projects in St Kitts, including a private jet terminal and the Kittitian Hill resort, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. The jet terminal …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Manufacturing is on the rebound in St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. After a 19.6 percent decline in 2009, the sector grew by 2.2 percent last year. “This is attributed …

 Above: Le Village de Port-Jacmel, a four-star hotel by Michael Capponi in Jacmel, Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline comprises 131 hotels totaling 17,923 rooms, according to the November Construction Pipeline Report from STR. Haiti …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and St Kitts and Nevis have signed an open-skies air transport agreement. The agreement, which was signed last week, strengthens what the US State Department called “already strong” trade and tourism links …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Helped by markets in North America, St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport has seen increased airlift this year. The improvement comes in part due to two new weekend rotations …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The economy of St Kitts and Nevis is projected to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent next year, according to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. While growth will be flat for 2011, the economy …

 Above: Charlestown, Nevis (Photo: CJ) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has met all quantitative performance targets through September 2011, according to the International Monetary Fund. The targets were met despite what the IMF …

 Above: Charlestown, Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has issued a warning to the country’s public servants, urging them to be more productive and cherish their employment opportunities. “We still have …

 Above: Charlestown, Nevis (CJ Photo) The government of St Kitts and Nevis is in advanced discussions with the Caribbean Development Bank on a comprehensive debt restructuring exercise. The two sides are discussing a partial guarantee from the CDB that would …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Crime has fallen by double digits in the last two months in St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Denzil Douglas. “Overall crime in September fell 48 percent compared to August, and in October, …

 Above: Professor Selwyn Ryan (Photo: TGISL) By Alexander Britell University of the West Indies Professor Selwyn Ryan is one of the Caribbean’s most influential thinkers. Ryan, who earned his PhD in political science from Cornell University in 1966, has been …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has appointed to Her Majesty’s Privy Council, according to Paul Brummell, British High Commissioner to St Kitts and Nevis. “I would like …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction on the marina of the multi-billion-dollar Christophe Harbour resort project in St Kitts is underway. Dredging is down to 20 feet at the site of the marina, according to Buddy Darby, CEO of Kiaway, …