trinidad and tobago


Dominican Republic to Open $4 Million Housing Project in San Pedro de Macoris

Above: the new housing community (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is set to unveil a new $4.05 million low-income housing project in San Pedro de Macoris, the government announced today. On Thursday, President Leonel Fernandez […]


Press Freedom in Trinidad and Tobago: An Interview with Kiran Maharaj

By Alexander Britell THE POLICE RAID on Trinidad newspaper Newsday and the home of one of its journalists earlier this month sent shockwaves throughout Trinidad and the region. Trinidad’s Prime Minister and the opposition have expressed “grave” concern over the […]


A Revival for Jamaican Manufacturing?

Above: Industry Minister Anthony Hylton By the Caribbean Journal staff Manufacturing is a “major area of growth potential” for Jamaica, and it will regain its status as a critical driver of growth, according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. Manufacturing is […]


Jamaican Growth to Slow in 2012: Report

Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s economy is projected to slow to 1 percent in 2012, down from a 1.3 percent rate in 2011, according to a report released this week by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for […]

Barbados Has Caribbean's Highest Life Expectancy: United Nations Report

Above: Harrismith Beach in Barbados (Photo: Barbados Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the highest life expectancy in CARICOM, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund. The report, “State of World Population 2012,” was […]

A Boost for Caribbean Small Businesses

Above: IFC Headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Finance Corporation, a division of the World Bank, and Barbados National Bank have launched the Caribbean SME Toolkit in Barbados today, bringing the country an online guide for small- and […]


Trinidad's Dookeran Presents Budget

Above: Finance Minister Winston Dookeran (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Finance Minister Winston Dookeran presented a $7.4 billion ($47 Billion in TTD) budget for 2011/2012 in an announcement at the House of Representatives, which is currently meeting […]

Grenada Approves REDjet Application

By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has approved an application by low-cost air carrier REDjet to service its Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago routes, according to Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Peter David. David said increasing travel opportunities for the […]

State of Emergency "Well Worth It," Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Says

Above: PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s State of Emergency declaration was worth the sacrifice, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said in a public statement marking the country’s 35th anniversary as a republic. “The […]


Jamaica, Trinidad Lead World Cup Hopes

Above: Jamaica in Gold Cup play (Photo: CONCACAF) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, along with Trinidad, which is led by newly-appointed oath Otto Pfister, and Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have the best chance of reaching the 2014 FIFA […]

New Airline REDjet Lobbies for Flights to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

New low-fare Caribbean air carrier REDjet is unable to fly to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and is asking politicians in the two countries to change their current policy. “REDjet is extremely disappointed for its passengers in Trinidad and Jamaica […]


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