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Rainforest To Power Kingston Factory With LNG

  Jerome Miles, general manager of Rainforest Seafoods Limited   Rainforest Seafoods will start installing a 1.5-megawatt natural gas power plant in Kingston next week, taking another step towards energy independence.   The company will set up three 500-kilowatt turbines that will feed on natural gas. The plant will power the business, which requires heavy refrigeration...

Scotiabank Finances US$60-Million Upgrade Projects at MBJ

Sangster’s International Airport in Montego Bay   Scotiabank has provided loan financing to facilitate significant infrastructure improvements being done at Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay.   Earlier this month the bank inked a financing agreement valued at US$60 million to fund the expansion of the departures retail area, aimed at increasing circulation space...

Gb Power Cost ‘Third Lowest’ In Region Says Top Executive

Dave McGregor, president and CEO of GBPC.   Top executive said the cost of electricity in Grand Bahama is the third-lowest in the Caribbean region but agrees that it could be lower.   “I would be the first to say the price is not low enough,” said Dave McGregor, president and CEO of GBPC....

CARDI and FAO to host webinar on using solar energy for food preservation

CARDI and FAO collaborating on a project aimed at harnessing solar power for food preservation   The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), will be hosting a webinar on 6 August 2020 focusing on the use of solar...

Jamaica, India and the International Solar Alliance

Indian Prime Minister Narandra Modi   Jamaica and India became partners in their common mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and taking affordable energy to every household, when Jamaica decided to ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement in 2019 and become a full-fledged member of this inter-governmental organisation.   The ISA is...