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Caribbean Energy Consumers to Benefit From New Initiative

  GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Caribbean energy services consumers are to benefit from a new initiative being spearheaded by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Development Fund (CDF)...


Inaugural CARICOM Energy Personality Award presented to Hannah Olmberg-Soesman

The inaugural CARICOM Energy Personality Award was presented to Ms. Hannah Olmberg-Soesman during the Electric Vehicle Workshop opening ceremony on 20 June in Bridgetown, Barbados.   A...


Meet the Woman Revolutionizing Renewable Energy in The Caribbean

Today I interview Hannah Olmberg-Soesman, winner of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Personality Award. Olmberg-Soesman received the inaugural award for her exceptional contribution to a sustainable...


Macron Pledges 700 Million Euros For New Solar Projects

      French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during a meeting with the French community resident in India at the French embassy in...


Suriname To Host Its First MW-Sized PV Projects

Suriname To Host Its First MW-Sized PV Projects

Three solar plants will be built in the South American country under the framework of a broader project to expand the grid capabilities of local...


Electricity System Upgrade And Expansion Project Launched in Suriname

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and the government of Suriname have partnered to deliver a more reliable, efficient and sustainable electricity supply...


Suriname Foreign Minister Concludes Indonesia Visit

Suriname Foreign Minister Concludes Indonesia Visit

BALI, Indonesia — Ahead of the Bali Democracy Forum, which took place on December 8 to 9, the foreign minister of Suriname, Niermala Badrising, on...


Barbados To Improve Energy Security And Diversify Mix With US$34 Million IDB Loan

Brigdetown, Barbados– A new project financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will aid Barbados in transitioning to a cleaner energy future, meeting its current...


CDB Approves US$65 Million For Electricity Systems Upgrade In Suriname

Bridgetown, Barbados — The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$65 million to the government of Suriname....


Suriname President encourages region to diversify economic offerings

Suriname President encourages region to diversify economic offerings

  Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse has encouraged the region to further diversify its offerings on the economic market. Addressing the opening ceremony of the 37th Meeting of...


Suriname improves governance and strengthens its energy sector with IDB loan

Project to support the development of an institutional and regulatory policy framework to enhance the nation’s energy sector and its government institutions. Suriname will increase the efficiency,...


The Energy Sector in Suriname is set to benefit from a loan valued at US$50M approved by the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Board of Directors...


The Energy Dilemma Of The Caribbean In General And Of Haiti In Particular

The Energy Dilemma Of The Caribbean In General And Of Haiti In Particular

The citizens of Suriname organized recently a demonstration against the hike in the price of electricity in the country; such hike was a condition sine qua...


Caribbean Countries Urged to Fully Develop Energy Sector

Caribbean Countries Urged to Fully Develop Energy Sector

Washington, United States (CMC) — Caribbean countries have been told that reducing energy costs will help the region improve growth and strengthen competitiveness. But at the...


Trinidad and Tobago’s Sacha Cosmetics is Caribbean Exporter of the Year

Trinidad and Tobago’s Sacha Cosmetics is Caribbean Exporter of the Year

    MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Sacha Cosmetics, a well-known beauty brand founded in 1979 in the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is the winner...




CDB Advancing Energy Sustainability in the Region

  CDB President Dr Warren Smith Bridgetown, Barbados (TDN) The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has made energy security a cross-cutting theme in its new Strategic Plan 2015 to 2019...


Israelis to Harvest Americas Waves

Israelis to Harvest Americas Waves

  Israel-based wave energy developer Wave Electricity Renewable Power Ocean has agreed a partnership with Seedsowers Investors and Developers Co in the Americas and the Caribbean.   Seedsowers...


Caribbean Export Identifies Market Opportunities

Pamela Coke-Hamilton, executive director of Caribbean Export Development Agency   Caribbean Export Development Agency says exports from the Cariforum region are still concentrated in a few products...


NuState Announces New Talks With AMPS N.V. for Multi-Million Dollar Alternative Energy Projects

NuState Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK:NSEH) announced today, it has initiated primary talks with AMPS N.V. (http://www.amps.sr), based in Paramaribo, Suriname, to enter into a...


CDB to host green economy and public private partnership seminars in Suriname today

  The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has partnered with Suriname’s Ministry of Finance to facilitate further discussion on the green economy, and public private partnerships (PPPs)...


Energy cost greatest deterrent to growth in Caribbean – Simpson Miller

                                             Prime Minister Portia...


Latin America and Caribbean region primed for solar development

Hot Markets on spot to intall 9 GW Solar PV  within 5 Year,  according to NPD  Solarbuzz Report.    Solar photovoltaic technology is poised to play a substantial...


Canadian Company Supports Renewable Energy For Gold Mines In Suriname

PARMARIBO, Suriname, CMC – President of the Canadian-based multinational corporation, Iamgold, Steve Letwin says the construction of a solar plant at its Rosebel mine in...


Iamgold’s solar farm champions renewable energy to cut mining costs

Rosebel  Solar Plant. Photo: Iamgold Corp/Energy and Mines magazine   PARAMARIBO — As Canadian gold multinational Iamgold is nearing completion of construction of the solar plant at its Rosebel mine,...


WTEC enters into Suriname

  U.S. renewable services leader WTEC and its engineering affiliate, RERC, will undertake an engineering project for a solar power plant for Iamgold’s Rosebel Gold Mine...


Suriname: IDB Approves $40M in Loans For Electricity Sector

    The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a pair of loans totaling $40 million to boost the electricity sector in Suriname.   The loans, which were approved under...


Suriname Looks Into Solar Energy For Its Remote Communities

  Suriname’s Government has announced that it will be investing in solar energy to bring electricity to remote communities across the country.  Gunzi, a Maroon village in...


IDB Funds Energy Sector Reform in Suriname

  5 December 2012: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is providing Suriname a US$15 million Policy Based Programmatic (PBP) loan to reform its power sector and...


Greenheart Signs Agreements to Build New Bioenergy Plant in Suriname

Converts Timber Waste into Green Energy & Reduces Fuel Cost By US$2million Per Year Greenheart Group Limited (“Greenheart”) is pleased to announce the signing of agreements...


CGX Announces New Corentyne License [Gulf Oil & Gas (Egypt)]

CGX Energy Inc is pleased to announce that the Company has transitioned to a new Corentyne petroleum agreement (“Corentyne PA”) and petroleum prospecting license (“Corentyne...


Suriname: 10,000 low income people to obtain access to clean energy through green technologies

The Government of Suriname, the Global Environmental Facility and the MIF commit to establishing necessary conditions to provide clean energy in Suriname.   The Multilateral Investment Fund,...


OAS ASG urges Suriname conference to focus on renewable energy

The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin is urging policymakers and leaders in the Caribbean to invest in more...


Suriname oil company forging ahead with ethanol project

Oil company Staatsolie is aiming for a yield of 70 to 85 tons of sugar cane per hectare at its pilot project in Wageningen for...


OLADE Strengthens The Energy Information Management

The Coordination of Information and Energy Statistics of OLADE held workshops about the development of the Energy Balances, Inventory of Greenhouse Gases and the implementation...


Suriname and US-based company launch renewable fuel project

In a bid to diversify the country’s energy base, Suriname has entered into an agreement with US-based PetroAlgae (PA) to establish farms for ...


Solar power for indigenous and maroon communities in Suriname

The intention of this project is to demonstrate the utilization of solar energy as alternative to the traditional use of fossil energy.The project is located...


Surinamese government supports Earth Hour 2011

This year, for the first time, Suriname will be an official participant in Earth Hour: Suriname is turning off the lights for an hour on March...


Consultants to be recruited for Suriname renewable energy program

The Suriname Ministry of Natural Resources plans to recruit consultants to help develop renewable energy for the South American nation, which includes hydropower...


SU-T1042 : Support to the Energy Sector: Renewable and Bioenergy- Project Approved

Project Description: Contribute on the assessment of renewable energy sources in Suriname: The TC will foster government¿s capacity building on alternatives for the use of renewable...





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