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New St Vincent Airport Making Progress Toward Late 2014 Completion

 Above: the terminal at the new Argyle International Airport (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST VINCENT — Getting to St Vincent and the Grenadines could be a whole lot easier by the end of next year. The government …

In Downtown Kingstown, Finding the Spirit of St Vincent and the Grenadines

 Above: Basil’s Bar (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell KINGSTOWN — “THE ROTI came from above.” No, it wasn’t a verse out of some apocryphal Old Testament chapter recently discovered in the West Indies. The scene was Aggie’s, a …

St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia Look to Improve Local Internet

 Above: Bevil Wooding, Internet Strategist with Packet Clearing House, facilitates the CTU CARCIP workshop in St Vincent and the Grenadines By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), together with US-based research firm Packet Clearing House (PCH), is …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas. Jamaica. Puerto Rico. The Turks and Caicos Islands. If you’re taking a cruise from Miami to the Caribbean, these are generally the destinations you’ll be visiting. And while several cruise lines …

 Above: St Vincent By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s leadership has concluded a tour of four member countries. A CTO delegation including Chairman Beverly Nicholson-Doty, Secretary General Hugh Riley and Director of Membership Services Faye Gill, met …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will be embarking on a Latin American and Caribbean tour next month. The trip, which will begin Aug. 11, will take the Taiwanese leader to Caribbean …

 Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves arrived in Cuba Thursday for a brief visit. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and St …

 Above: a steel pan By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean crime remains a major challenge for the region. But St Vincent and the Grenadines is taking a unique approach to fight the problem. The government says it is expanding its …

 Above: Canouan By the Caribbean Journal staff Developers Canouan Resorts Development are planning a series of development projects on the island of St Canouan in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The projects, which would cost around $11.1 million, would include …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados continues to have the highest Human Development Index of any Caribbean country, according to the United Nations Development Programme’s 2013 report. Barbados is ranked 38th in the world in HDI, …

 Above: St Vincent By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines and the Caribbean Development Bank are launching a $4.7 million project aimed at alleviating poverty, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves announced. The Seventh Basic Needs Trust Fund …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of St Vincent and the Grenadines caused shaking in St Lucia, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred …

 Above: Minister Diane Ablonczy By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada’s Minister of State of Foreign Affairs, Diane Ablonczy, has begun a seven-day, seven-country trip to the Caribbean. Ablonczy is currently in the Bahamas, which she will visit along with St …

 Above: chocolate at Buccament Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff From St Lucia’s Boucan Hotel, Restaurant and Cocoa Plantation to the Graycliff Hotel in Nassau (which recently debuted its own chocolate factory), Caribbean hotels are increasingly upping their chocolate quotient. …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Economic activity in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union fell in 2012 for the fourth consecutive year, according to Sir K Dwight Venner, President of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. Real GDP in …

 Above: a LIAT flight in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff The shareholder governments of regional air carrier LIAT have made the first down payment on six new 50-seat planes, according to St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr …

 Above: Parliament in Ottawa By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government said it was “disappointed” following the decision by Canada’s government to impose visas for visitors from the country. Now, citizens of St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has approved access to a $6 million loan from the International Development Association to provide support for ICT and broadband in the country. The initiative will develop information and communication technologies through …