Haiti to Receive $50 Million Grant for Clean Water, Sanitation Projects

May 27, 2015 | 5:28 pm | 0 Comment

UNICEF workers set up a Cholera Treatment Center (CTC) in the medical center located in L'Estere, north of Port au Prince. UNICEF, in coordination with the Haitian Government and International agencies and NGOs, responds to the cholera outbreak that killed approximately 330 people, with thousands hospitalized in the Artobonite Region.

Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is slated to receive a $50 million grant from the International Development Association, following approval from the World Bank’s Board of Directors. The grant will target more than 300,000 people in rural areas of Haiti hit hard by the more...

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Haiti’s Sunrise Airways Approved For Regular Dominican Republic Flights

May 27, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: a Sunrise Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Sunrise Airways has been awarded a “Part 129” operating permit from the Dominican Republic’s Institute of Civil Aviation, enabling the company to begin regularly-scheduled flights between Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo. The move also helps pave the way for additional expansion to more...

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Is a Major Economic Boom Coming to Eleuthera?

May 26, 2015 | 1:27 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie at the recent Eleuthera Business Outlook By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian island of Eleuthera is on track for a “major economic boom,” according to Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie. Christie said the “impending” boom could be tied to the island’s burgeoning second-home market. “In terms more...

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Dominica Planning Broadband Upgrade

May 26, 2015 | 1:15 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is planning a major broadband upgrade, according to Telecom Minister Kelvar Darroux. The plan is to make “reliable telephone acccess available throughout the islands,” Darroux said in a government release. “The issue of broadband access has always been a concern for us,” he said. “In more...

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American Airlines Launching New Belize Flights Next Month

May 25, 2015 | 8:21 pm | 0 Comment


Above: El Secreto in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is launching additional service to Belize next month. Beginning June 6, the carrier will operate nonstop flights between Belize City and Los Angeles. The carrier will operate the flights on Saturdays and Sundays on 737-800 aircraft. The flights depart Belize at 8:55 AM and arrive more...

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Jamaica’s Appleton Estate Improving Factory Operations

May 25, 2015 | 12:04 am | 0 Comment


Above: a tour by Minister of Agriculture Derrick Kellier at Appleton Estate By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Appleton Estate has been making major improvements to its factory operations. The changes include new factory equipment and new methods to boost sugar cane yield, according to the government. “Clearly, they have modernized the factory over more...

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Guyana’s New Cabinet

May 24, 2015 | 11:56 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Guyana Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is sworn in By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has a new Cabinet, following swearing in ceremonies this week. The 15-minister Cabinet includes members of both the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change parties, the coalition that ended 23 years of rule by the PPP/C party. Incoming President more...

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Antigua and Barbuda Has a New Ambassador to Cuba

May 24, 2015 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment


Above: new Ambassador Peter Benjamin places a wreath at the Jose Marti monument By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda has as new ambassador to Cuba The twin-island country has appointed Peter Benjamin, who presented his letters of credence to Gladys Bejerano Portela, vice president of Cuba’s state council, in Havana this week. Portela said the more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Barbados’ St Lawrence Gap

May 23, 2015 | 11:01 am | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kim W, who sent in this snapshot of the St Lawrence Gap in Barbados. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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How to Lose It at St Lucia’s BodyHoliday

May 23, 2015 | 10:58 am | 0 Comment


Above: The BodyHoliday By the Caribbean Journal staff When it comes to wellness resorts in the Caribbean, St Lucia’s BodyHoliday is right at the top. Now, the resort is offering guests a new kind of Caribbean summer vacation: “Lose It, Tone It.” The programme comes in either three-day, five-day or seven-day experiences, with a range of activities, more...

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