St Lucia, New Zealand Sign Agreement on Geothermal Energy

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s geothermal energy push is gaining steam. The government has signed an agreement with the government of New Zealand on a partnership aimed at providing “key technical assistance to support geothermal ... [ Read More ]


Can This Transform the Caribbean?

 By Ivan BrowneOp-Ed Contributor In the immortal words of Montserratian singer/songwriter, Arrow, the Caribbean is “…feelin’ hot, hot, hot!” And, that’s a good thing. With a little help from Mother Nature, the islands of the Caribbean are learning to harness the ... [ Read More ]


US Virgin Islands Joining Caribbean Conservation Initiative

 Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journals staff The United States Virgin Islands has officially endorsed the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, Governor John de Jongh announced. The CCI, which was launched in 2008 with support from the Nature Conservancy, ... [ Read More ]



 Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis’s government is planning to partner with United States-based company Omni-Alpha, LLC on the development of a waste-to-energy plant. The move was announced by the Ministry of Health in the Nevis ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels International’s Paradisus Resorts brand has embarked on a wide-ranging new sustainability push, the company announced. The all-inclusive brand said it was looking to achieve four objectives: ... [ Read More ]


 By Ryan PetersonOp-Ed Contributor It is no secret that sustainable tourism is imperative to the wealth and wellness of Caribbean island economies. From ‘green’ to ‘eco’, ‘small’ to ‘slow’, ‘responsible’ to ‘resilient’, there is no shortage of ideas nor insights ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank will soon be implementing a pilot project to finance energy efficiency investments by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. The project is being ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Spanish Town Estate Solar Project By the Caribbean Journal staff Toshiba International Corporation has sold its four-megawatt Spanish Town Estate Solar Project in St Croix to NRG Energy. The facility, which began construction in April, will eventually power 1,500 ... [ Read More ]


 By Ryan PetersonOp-Ed Contributor IT IS a truism that tourism is experiencing a tectonic transformation. In recent times, the global tourism and travel industry, and in particular, Small-Island Tourism-Economies (SITES) in the Caribbean have had to contend with a series ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the solar plant at the Petite Martinique reverse osmosis facility By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has completed construction on a solar energy plant that will power a new reverse osmosis facility on the island of Petite Martinique. The ... [ Read More ]


 Above: State Minister in Jamaica’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Julian Robinson at a Texaco station (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Texaco is planning to retrofit all of its service stations in Jamaica with solar energy. ... [ Read More ]


 Above: construction work on the new plants (Photo: GG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is constructing solar power plants to generate electricity for a pair of new planned reverse osmosis plants on the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Calabash Grenada resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Calabash Grenada hotel will soon be undertaking a multimillion-dollar upgrade project, the property announced Monday. The resort will be closing in August and September to “extensively upgrade the resort,” ... [ Read More ]


 Above: a wind farm (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Can Jamaica lead the Caribbean in the development of green energy? Jamaica Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell says that it can, predicting that, by the middle of next year, Jamaica ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Grand Palladium in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is targeting the installation of green energy solution in the country’s hotel stock, according to Energy Minister Philip Paulwell. The Minister said the push came against what he ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signs the new law (Photo: OG Puerto Rico) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has signed what he is calling the “most profound transformation” of Puerto Rico’s electricity ... [ Read More ]


 Above: St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff A solar energy project at the University of the Virgin Islands will be receiving a $3 million award from the United States Department of Agriculture’s High Energy Cost Grant Programme. The project ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the first ever public, commercial solar car charging station in Cayman (Photo: Cayman Automotive) By Alexander Britell It may be the Caribbean’s most abundant resource, but in a region where energy costs are oppressive, solar energy isn’t used nearly ... [ Read More ]