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Central America. Central America. The IMF is ecstatic about El Salvador’s progress; and expects a good response from Honduras.

Greater Antilles / Northern Islands. Shell will allow an IPO for its LNG terminal; AES Dominicana gave the DR a solar sunflower; and Dorian cost GB Power US$23m.

Lesser Antilles / Southern Islands. Maersk and Shell will work offshore T&T; St Vincent is all about geothermal power; and BHP has great expectations for its northern T&T licenses.

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Apache has high hopes for Maka in Suriname; F-F will lend PDVSA’s refineries a hand; and bad news for Tullow’s Guyana fields.

Central America. Central America. The IMF is ecstatic about El Salvador’s progress; and expects a good response from Honduras.

Greater Antilles / Northern Islands. Shell will allow an IPO for its LNG terminal; AES Dominicana gave the DR a solar sunflower; and Dorian cost GB Power US$23m.

Lesser Antilles / Southern Islands. Maersk and Shell will work offshore T&T; St Vincent is all about geothermal power; and BHP has great expectations for its northern T&T licenses.

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Apache has high hopes for Maka in Suriname; F-F will lend PDVSA’s refineries a hand; and bad news for Tullow’s Guyana fields.

Central America. El Salvador will prepare an auction for a 20MW solar plant; El Salvador’s CEL will decide on El Chaparral in 2020; and how viable is a Mexican-Central American pipeline?

 

Greater Antilles / Northern Islands. PdV helped out Cuba and its shortage; the IMF visited Jamaica; and the Dominican Republic’s trade was hit by Haiti’s crisis.

 

Lesser Antilles / Southern Islands. The St. Croix refinery is going back online in 2020; Barbados and T&T join up to hunt for gas; and Dominica finished its geothermal well tests.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela okayed Rosneft’s development of natural gas fields; fracking could bring life to Colombia’s production; and Venezuela managed to sell part of its inventory.

 

Central America. El Salvador will prepare an auction for a 20MW solar plant; El Salvador’s CEL will decide on El Chaparral in 2020; and how viable is a Mexican-Central American pipeline?

 

Greater Antilles / Northern Islands. PdV helped out Cuba and its shortage; the IMF visited Jamaica; and the Dominican Republic’s trade was hit by Haiti’s crisis.

 

Lesser Antilles / Southern Islands. The St. Croix refinery is going back online in 2020; Barbados and T&T join up to hunt for gas; and Dominica finished its geothermal well tests.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela okayed Rosneft’s development of natural gas fields; fracking could bring life to Colombia’s production; and Venezuela managed to sell part of its inventory.

 

Central America. Guatemala will change its power tariffs; AES had a busy week in El Salvador; and Guatemala’s Trecsa doubled its power transportation capacity.

 

Greater Antilles. AES Dominicana is not convinced of the new natural gas terminal; Cuba’s health will be powered up by the sun; and the Dominican Republic faced some limits to solar expansion.

 

Lesser Antilles. Antigua will sell shares in WIOC; the UNC will not block the sale of the Petrotrin refinery; and Barbados and The Bahamas have renewables in sight.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Apache has high hopes for Suriname; Ecopetrol will boost oil production by 4%; and Guyana expects its first oil as a Christmas present.

 

Central America. Guatemala will change its power tariffs; AES had a busy week in El Salvador; and Guatemala’s Trecsa doubled its power transportation capacity.

 

Greater Antilles. AES Dominicana is not convinced of the new natural gas terminal; Cuba’s health will be powered up by the sun; and the Dominican Republic faced some limits to solar expansion.

 

Lesser Antilles. Antigua will sell shares in WIOC; the UNC will not block the sale of the Petrotrin refinery; and Barbados and The Bahamas have renewables in sight.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Apache has high hopes for Suriname; Ecopetrol will boost oil production by 4%; and Guyana expects its first oil as a Christmas present.

 

Central America. TSK will build the biggest solar plant in Central America; US natural gas will be distributed in Central America; and Nicaragua’s Cosep is not afraid of the Energy Stability Law.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico asks how to pay for an energy-efficiency campaign; and the Dominican Republic’s wind farms will receive CERs.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP made a discovery at Boom-1; and Belco won an award for its battery power system.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Production at the Orinoco Belt increased; Colombia’s power auction awarded 2.2GW; and Tullow Oil will go big or go home in Guyana.

 

Central America. TSK will build the biggest solar plant in Central America; US natural gas will be distributed in Central America; and Nicaragua’s Cosep is not afraid of the Energy Stability Law.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico asks how to pay for an energy-efficiency campaign; and the Dominican Republic’s wind farms will receive CERs.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP made a discovery at Boom-1; and Belco won an award for its battery power system.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Production at the Orinoco Belt increased; Colombia’s power auction awarded 2.2GW; and Tullow Oil will go big or go home in Guyana.

 

Central America. Central American hydroelectric generation keeps dropping; the Dominican Republic sees Panamá as an energy role model; and the US and Guatemala disagree on the asylum pact.

 

Greater Antilles. A pipeline may secure Dominican Republic’s LNG; Cuba survives US sanctions on oil; and Jamaica will pay its pending Venezuelan oil payments.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP had no luck with the Carnival-1 well; Aruba takes back its refinery; and Grand Bahama Power Company is back to 90%.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela’s oil production could be cut in half if the Chevron waiver ends; and ONGC Videsh made two new discoveries in Colombia and Brazil.

 

Central America. Central American hydroelectric generation keeps dropping; the Dominican Republic sees Panamá as an energy role model; and the US and Guatemala disagree on the asylum pact.

 

Greater Antilles. A pipeline may secure Dominican Republic’s LNG; Cuba survives US sanctions on oil; and Jamaica will pay its pending Venezuelan oil payments.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP had no luck with the Carnival-1 well; Aruba takes back its refinery; and Grand Bahama Power Company is back to 90%.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela’s oil production could be cut in half if the Chevron waiver ends; and ONGC Videsh made two new discoveries in Colombia and Brazil.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s new transmission lines are almost ready; Costa Rica will cut power tariffs; and the IMF visited Guatemala and Belize.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica shines brighter with Paradise Park; and Miguel Díaz-Canel was voted president of the Republic of Cuba.

 

Lesser Antilles. BPC is no longer looking for equity financing; BP and Shell join forces on Trinidad and Tobago’s renewable project; and BVI’s Anegada will be the first to have a renewable energy plant.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Suriname’s state oil company and Columbus made a production-sharing deal; protesters froze US$700m in Colombia’s oil investment; and PDVSA and CNPC put an end to oil blending.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s new transmission lines are almost ready; Costa Rica will cut power tariffs; and the IMF visited Guatemala and Belize.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica shines brighter with Paradise Park; and Miguel Díaz-Canel was voted president of the Republic of Cuba.

 

Lesser Antilles. BPC is no longer looking for equity financing; BP and Shell join forces on Trinidad and Tobago’s renewable project; and BVI’s Anegada will be the first to have a renewable energy plant.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Suriname’s state oil company and Columbus made a production-sharing deal; protesters froze US$700m in Colombia’s oil investment; and PDVSA and CNPC put an end to oil blending.

 

Central America. Guatemala published a power auction for Quetzaltenango; and Central American private generators may be able to export power.

 

Greater Antilles. Haiti’s crisis deepens; Refidomsa PDV saved the day purchasing 80,000 barrels to normalize fuel supply; and the Cobra Energy scandal continues.

 

Lesser Antilles. The BPC has received four additional financing offers; URCA published the rules for Renewable Energy Self-Generation Projects; and Barbados and the IDB will boost renewables.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia expects to sign 20 contracts in its oil round; ExxonMobil has the Canje Block in sight; and Ecopetrol has a fracking pilot ready for 2020.

 

Central America. Guatemala published a power auction for Quetzaltenango; and Central American private generators may be able to export power.

 

Greater Antilles. Haiti’s crisis deepens; Refidomsa PDV saved the day purchasing 80,000 barrels to normalize fuel supply; and the Cobra Energy scandal continues.

 

Lesser Antilles. The BPC has received four additional financing offers; URCA published the rules for Renewable Energy Self-Generation Projects; and Barbados and the IDB will boost renewables.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia expects to sign 20 contracts in its oil round; ExxonMobil has the Canje Block in sight; and Ecopetrol has a fracking pilot ready for 2020.

 

Central America. El Salvador cut the ribbon on a solar plant; Central America’s grid requires investment; and Costa Rica could vote on oil exploration.

 

Greater Antilles. Haiti and the Dominican Republic asked for RFG and bidders, respectively; and the Dominican Republic enjoys a new wind farm.

 

Lesser Antilles. OWTU will purchase Petrotrin; Abaco is not sure how to pay for fuel; and Barbuda will rely on green power.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. GeoPark made an oil discovery on Colombia’s Llanos 34; Venezuela’s Orinoco Belt crude production keeps falling; and the US sanctioned companies moving Venezuelan oil into Cuba.

 

Central America. El Salvador cut the ribbon on a solar plant; Central America’s grid requires investment; and Costa Rica could vote on oil exploration.

 

Greater Antilles. Haiti and the Dominican Republic asked for RFG and bidders, respectively; and the Dominican Republic enjoys a new wind farm.

 

Lesser Antilles. OWTU will purchase Petrotrin; Abaco is not sure how to pay for fuel; and Barbuda will rely on green power.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. GeoPark made an oil discovery on Colombia’s Llanos 34; Venezuela’s Orinoco Belt crude production keeps falling; and the US sanctioned companies moving Venezuelan oil into Cuba.

 

Central America. Bridgestone will build a power substation in Costa Rica; overloading in Honduras left Central America in the dark; and Panamá issued its first ever green bond.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica discusses PCJ’s operations; Haiti and Cuba are suffering fuel shortages; and the Dominican Republic suffered blackouts too.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas’ Dorian oil spill opened up queries; Caribbean utilities have a new plan to fight storms; and Bermuda raised its debt ceiling.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Tullow’s discovery opened a new Upper Tertiary oil play in the Guyana basin; all eyes are set on the Colombian renewable energy auction; and PetroChina will no longer import Venezuela’s crude, but China will.

 

Central America. Bridgestone will build a power substation in Costa Rica; overloading in Honduras left Central America in the dark; and Panamá issued its first ever green bond.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica discusses PCJ’s operations; Haiti and Cuba are suffering fuel shortages; and the Dominican Republic suffered blackouts too.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas’ Dorian oil spill opened up queries; Caribbean utilities have a new plan to fight storms; and Bermuda raised its debt ceiling.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Tullow’s discovery opened a new Upper Tertiary oil play in the Guyana basin; all eyes are set on the Colombian renewable energy auction; and PetroChina will no longer import Venezuela’s crude, but China will.

 

Central America. The sun will power up Costa Rica’s traffic lights; thermal energy is powering Panamá; and the ANG is fighting the CRIE over Guatemala’s disconnections.

 

Greater Antilles. Moody’s approved the addition of bond issuers for Prepa RSA; and a Dominican Republic community will work on solar power alone.

 

Lesser Antilles. Touchstone found natural gas on the Ortoire exploration block; Curacao’s refinery will partner up with Klesch to replace PDVSA; and BHP offered services at the Ruby project.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Oil exploration is blowing up in Guyana and Suriname; Colombia will not allow fracking…for now; and PDVSA was looking for 2.96 million barrels.

 

Central America. The sun will power up Costa Rica’s traffic lights; thermal energy is powering Panamá; and the ANG is fighting the CRIE over Guatemala’s disconnections.

 

Greater Antilles. Moody’s approved the addition of bond issuers for Prepa RSA; and a Dominican Republic community will work on solar power alone.

 

Lesser Antilles. Touchstone found natural gas on the Ortoire exploration block; Curacao’s refinery will partner up with Klesch to replace PDVSA; and BHP offered services at the Ruby project.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Oil exploration is blowing up in Guyana and Suriname; Colombia will not allow fracking…for now; and PDVSA was looking for 2.96 million barrels.

 

Central America. El Salvador’s first wind park will be working by 2020; and JICA handed geothermal equipment to UES.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba cut the ribbon on a new biomass plant; Haiti called for a second RFQ; and a 50MW solar plant will be up and running by year-end in the Dominican Republic.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas will start drilling by 2020; drilling services were chosen for the Nevis geothermal project; and Hurricane Dorian killed at least 30 people in The Bahamas.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Guyana is planning a Local Content Compliance Unit; Venezuela’s oil exports dropped to its lowest level this year; and Colombia is concerned about inflation.

 

Central America. El Salvador’s first wind park will be working by 2020; and JICA handed geothermal equipment to UES.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba cut the ribbon on a new biomass plant; Haiti called for a second RFQ; and a 50MW solar plant will be up and running by year-end in the Dominican Republic.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas will start drilling by 2020; drilling services were chosen for the Nevis geothermal project; and Hurricane Dorian killed at least 30 people in The Bahamas.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Guyana is planning a Local Content Compliance Unit; Venezuela’s oil exports dropped to its lowest level this year; and Colombia is concerned about inflation.

 

Central America. LaGeo will add 80MW in four years; El Salvador cut the ribbon on its first charging station; and Nicaragua’s exports to Taiwan are on the rise.

 

Greater Antilles. The fight between ExxonMobil and Cuba continues since 1959; the IADB urged Jamaica to boost its energy sector; and Hurricane Dorian left Puerto Rico safe and sound.

 

Lesser Antilles. US Virgin Islands will rely on renewables; Tullow started drilling the Joe prospect; and Moody’s criticized BPL.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol will use submarine robots for exploration; the Guyana election has still not been scheduled; and Colombia studies a multipurpose pipeline project.

 

Central America. LaGeo will add 80MW in four years; El Salvador cut the ribbon on its first charging station; and Nicaragua’s exports to Taiwan are on the rise.

 

Greater Antilles. The fight between ExxonMobil and Cuba continues since 1959; the IADB urged Jamaica to boost its energy sector; and Hurricane Dorian left Puerto Rico safe and sound.

 

Lesser Antilles. US Virgin Islands will rely on renewables; Tullow started drilling the Joe prospect; and Moody’s criticized BPL.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol will use submarine robots for exploration; the Guyana election has still not been scheduled; and Colombia studies a multipurpose pipeline project.

 

Central America. Guatemala will hand over oil contracts in extremis; Etesal will invest in a transmission line; and Guatemala’s solar auction offers were disqualified.

 

Greater Antilles. Haiti published an RFQ for a power grid, solar, and LNG plants; JPS bets on its infrastructure; and Puerto Rico businesses got an investment from the REAP.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad and Tobago’s Methanol to Dimethyl Ether project was discussed; Bonaire will count on a smart battery energy storage system; and permeability is still missing at St Vincent and the Grenadines geothermal site.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Staatsolie is looking for financing on offshore projects; ONGC Videsh will leave three Colombian blocks; and Oleoducto de Colombia is ready for fracking.

 

Central America. Guatemala will hand over oil contracts in extremis; Etesal will invest in a transmission line; and Guatemala’s solar auction offers were disqualified.

 

Greater Antilles. Haiti published an RFQ for a power grid, solar, and LNG plants; JPS bets on its infrastructure; and Puerto Rico businesses got an investment from the REAP.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad and Tobago’s Methanol to Dimethyl Ether project was discussed; Bonaire will count on a smart battery energy storage system; and permeability is still missing at St Vincent and the Grenadines geothermal site.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Staatsolie is looking for financing on offshore projects; ONGC Videsh will leave three Colombian blocks; and Oleoducto de Colombia is ready for fracking.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s solar auction raised questions; El Salvador may cancel El Chaparral hydropower project; and hunger and drought boost Central America migration.

 

Greater Antilles. LNG seems to be Jamaica’s future; and ECLAC said FDI in the Dominican Republic slowed.

 

Lesser Antilles. Touchstone started drilling Coho-1; BPL had a dark week; and St. Kitts and Nevis will cover 25% of its power needs with a solar plant.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Tullow found black gold in Guyana; Venezuela and China join forces to increase production; and the Caño Limón pipeline was attacked for the 26th time this year.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s solar auction raised questions; El Salvador may cancel El Chaparral hydropower project; and hunger and drought boost Central America migration.

 

Greater Antilles. LNG seems to be Jamaica’s future; and ECLAC said FDI in the Dominican Republic slowed.

 

Lesser Antilles. Touchstone started drilling Coho-1; BPL had a dark week; and St. Kitts and Nevis will cover 25% of its power needs with a solar plant.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Tullow found black gold in Guyana; Venezuela and China join forces to increase production; and the Caño Limón pipeline was attacked for the 26th time this year.

 

Central America. Drought hit hydroelectricity in Guatemala; Costa Rica is 100% powered by renewables; and two will fight over Guatemala’s solar auction.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica is considering Total’s acquisition of Epping Oil; Cuba’s renewables grow; and the Dominican Republic will bring light to 40,000 remote inhabitants.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP okayed US$283m investment in Trinidad and Tobago; and a committee was appointed to evaluate the Petrotrin refinery sale.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol and Occidental partnered up in Midland Basin; Apache prepares to spud a well in September; and US sanctions pressured Venezuela’s production and crude flows to Asia.

 

Central America. Drought hit hydroelectricity in Guatemala; Costa Rica is 100% powered by renewables; and two will fight over Guatemala’s solar auction.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica is considering Total’s acquisition of Epping Oil; Cuba’s renewables grow; and the Dominican Republic will bring light to 40,000 remote inhabitants.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP okayed US$283m investment in Trinidad and Tobago; and a committee was appointed to evaluate the Petrotrin refinery sale.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol and Occidental partnered up in Midland Basin; Apache prepares to spud a well in September; and US sanctions pressured Venezuela’s production and crude flows to Asia.

 

Central America. Costa Rica goes even greener; Central America will develop 14 new projects; and LaGeo will boost its geothermal generation in El Salvador.

 

Greater Antilles. The EU will offer green bonds in the Dominican Republic; Haiti is looking for a fourth PM; and ECLAC predicts 5.5% growth for the Dominican Republic.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Cayman Islands updated the oil sector; NuStar’s sale in St Eustatius is done; and Bermuda will wind up with an offshore farm.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Qatar Petroleum bought a piece of Guyana’s stake; Tullow expects to drill a Suriname wildcat in 2020; and the US gave Chevron and others the okay in Venezuela.

 

Central America. Costa Rica goes even greener; Central America will develop 14 new projects; and LaGeo will boost its geothermal generation in El Salvador.

 

Greater Antilles. The EU will offer green bonds in the Dominican Republic; Haiti is looking for a fourth PM; and ECLAC predicts 5.5% growth for the Dominican Republic.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Cayman Islands updated the oil sector; NuStar’s sale in St Eustatius is done; and Bermuda will wind up with an offshore farm.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Qatar Petroleum bought a piece of Guyana’s stake; Tullow expects to drill a Suriname wildcat in 2020; and the US gave Chevron and others the okay in Venezuela.

 

Central America. Nicaragua cut the ribbon on a 2.1MW solar plant; the IMF said Panamá is recovering well, but slowly; and Trump threatened Guatemala with fees.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba’s Sergio Soto refinery went back to work; Puerto Rico’s governor resigned; and Jamaica’s Old Harbour LNG Terminal will increase its output.

 

Lesser Antilles. Curacao and Venezuela discussed PDVSA’s possibilities at the Isla refinery.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Analysts questioned Guyana’s decision to raise oil royalties; Naturgy expects a resolution on the Colombian dispute soon; and Venezuela said the blackout was caused by an attack.

 

Central America. Nicaragua cut the ribbon on a 2.1MW solar plant; the IMF said Panamá is recovering well, but slowly; and Trump threatened Guatemala with fees.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba’s Sergio Soto refinery went back to work; Puerto Rico’s governor resigned; and Jamaica’s Old Harbour LNG Terminal will increase its output.

 

Lesser Antilles. Curacao and Venezuela discussed PDVSA’s possibilities at the Isla refinery.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Analysts questioned Guyana’s decision to raise oil royalties; Naturgy expects a resolution on the Colombian dispute soon; and Venezuela said the blackout was caused by an attack.

 

Central America. Turboden will supply El Salvador’s Berlin Geothermal project; Panama increased its solar capacity; and the IMF congratulated Honduras on its progress.

 

Greater Antilles. Massy Gas has Jamaica’s oil refinery in sight; a federal court confirms the Cobra contracts investigation; and renewables are up in the Dominican Republic.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP confirmed its successful gas find in Trinidad and Tobago; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ geothermal potential is confirmed.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil praises Guyana’s absence of ring-fencing oil contracts; oil companies fight over Colombia’s pipeline tariff; and Guyana is working on oil and gas safety and health regulations.

 

Central America. Turboden will supply El Salvador’s Berlin Geothermal project; Panama increased its solar capacity; and the IMF congratulated Honduras on its progress.

 

Greater Antilles. Massy Gas has Jamaica’s oil refinery in sight; a federal court confirms the Cobra contracts investigation; and renewables are up in the Dominican Republic.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP confirmed its successful gas find in Trinidad and Tobago; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ geothermal potential is confirmed.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil praises Guyana’s absence of ring-fencing oil contracts; oil companies fight over Colombia’s pipeline tariff; and Guyana is working on oil and gas safety and health regulations.

 

Central America. Guatemala will ask communities about the Renace hydro project.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic had its first oil round; Jamaica and Barbados made a fuel deal; and the US sanctioned Cubametales for Venezuelan imports.

 

Lesser Antilles. The EU will support Dominica’s renewables; Barbados and Jamaica made a fuel deal; and Martinique will work on energy savings with EUR100m.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas and Tullow started drilling Jethro-Lobe; the US may let the Venezuelan waiver for Chevron expire; and Colombia was the leader in oil discoveries in the second quarter.

 

Central America. Guatemala will ask communities about the Renace hydro project.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic had its first oil round; Jamaica and Barbados made a fuel deal; and the US sanctioned Cubametales for Venezuelan imports.

 

Lesser Antilles. The EU will support Dominica’s renewables; Barbados and Jamaica made a fuel deal; and Martinique will work on energy savings with EUR100m.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas and Tullow started drilling Jethro-Lobe; the US may let the Venezuelan waiver for Chevron expire; and Colombia was the leader in oil discoveries in the second quarter.

 

Central America. Honduras will offer a tender to supply fuel and lubricants; Guatemala’s CNEE set Energuate’s distribution added value; BAM will fund El Salvador’s first wind park.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic is trapped between the Paris Agreement and fuel exploration; EFF Solar SA started its first solar park in Cuba; and Puerto Rico is going after fraudulent fuel payments.

 

Lesser Antilles. Martinique’s Albioma Galion 2 is up and running; Belco will make Hamilton pay for power lines; and Trinidad and Tobago’s refinery hasn’t been leased to a foreign company (yet).

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia’s oil production surpassed Venezuela’s; Anadarko returned Ecopetrol’s blocks; and Guyana was named the world’s fastest growing economy.

 

Central America. Honduras will offer a tender to supply fuel and lubricants; Guatemala’s CNEE set Energuate’s distribution added value; BAM will fund El Salvador’s first wind park.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic is trapped between the Paris Agreement and fuel exploration; EFF Solar SA started its first solar park in Cuba; and Puerto Rico is going after fraudulent fuel payments.

 

Lesser Antilles. Martinique’s Albioma Galion 2 is up and running; Belco will make Hamilton pay for power lines; and Trinidad and Tobago’s refinery hasn’t been leased to a foreign company (yet).

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia’s oil production surpassed Venezuela’s; Anadarko returned Ecopetrol’s blocks; and Guyana was named the world’s fastest growing economy.

 

Central America. Perenco continues operating Guatemala’s pipeline; and Nicaraguans pay more for power.

 

Greater Antilles. EDA awarded Culebra’s solar project; Punta Catalina remains in the eye of the storm; and Haiti does not forget the PetroCaribe funds.

 

Lesser Antilles. Touchstone will drill the Ortoire block; the Bahamas are working on its power; and Barbados will get an additional US$50m from the IMF.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Guyana improved its maritime rules; the Caño Limón pipeline was bombed again; and Guyana put a name on its first oil production vessel.

 

Central America. Perenco continues operating Guatemala’s pipeline; and Nicaraguans pay more for power.

 

Greater Antilles. EDA awarded Culebra’s solar project; Punta Catalina remains in the eye of the storm; and Haiti does not forget the PetroCaribe funds.

 

Lesser Antilles. Touchstone will drill the Ortoire block; the Bahamas are working on its power; and Barbados will get an additional US$50m from the IMF.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Guyana improved its maritime rules; the Caño Limón pipeline was bombed again; and Guyana put a name on its first oil production vessel.

 

Central America. Panamá increased its power production; and the IMF visited Guatemala.

 

Greater Antilles. Guaidó and Jamaica disagree over PDVSA’s shares; the Dominican power sector had ups and downs; and Cubans can now check their power bills online.

 

Lesser Antilles. Atlantic will get back to work soon; URCA published alternative dispute resolution guidelines; and the Curacao refinery needs PDVSA crude badly.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Six compete in the Colombian oil round; Venezuelan sanctions hit Colombian fuel smuggling; and GPL went shopping for power.

 

Central America. Panamá increased its power production; and the IMF visited Guatemala.

 

Greater Antilles. Guaidó and Jamaica disagree over PDVSA’s shares; the Dominican power sector had ups and downs; and Cubans can now check their power bills online.

 

Lesser Antilles. Atlantic will get back to work soon; URCA published alternative dispute resolution guidelines; and the Curacao refinery needs PDVSA crude badly.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Six compete in the Colombian oil round; Venezuelan sanctions hit Colombian fuel smuggling; and GPL went shopping for power.

 

Central America. Nicaragua asked Russia to invest in renewables; El Salvador promises to work hand-in-hand with the private sector; and Central America’s new customs system continues failing.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic will hold its first oil round; Jamaica will modernize meters; and Montecristi will rely on wind farms.

 

Lesser Antilles. Belco took a stand on natural gas and power lines; the WB is giving Saint Vincent and the Grenadines a hand; and Shell will pay TT$10bn to Trinidad and Tobago.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Parex and Ecopetrol struck oil; the US is considering secondary sanctions on Venezuelan oil; and Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas is counting down the days to start drilling in Guyana.

 

Central America. Nicaragua asked Russia to invest in renewables; El Salvador promises to work hand-in-hand with the private sector; and Central America’s new customs system continues failing.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic will hold its first oil round; Jamaica will modernize meters; and Montecristi will rely on wind farms.

 

Lesser Antilles. Belco took a stand on natural gas and power lines; the WB is giving Saint Vincent and the Grenadines a hand; and Shell will pay TT$10bn to Trinidad and Tobago.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Parex and Ecopetrol struck oil; the US is considering secondary sanctions on Venezuelan oil; and Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas is counting down the days to start drilling in Guyana.

 

Central America. Panamá NG Power plant runs into trouble; the OAS decided on Nicaragua; and renewables worked less in Guatemala in May.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba is tightening its oil belt; and the OGEF will finance Haiti’s mini-grids.

 

Lesser Antilles. EOG and BP have high hopes for Trinidad & Tobago; the Bermuda Electric Light Company will be purchased by a Canadian group; and the IMF expects slow growth from Aruba.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. An oil spill forced Ecopetrol to close a pipeline section; Canacol Energy is getting ahead on the Colombian natural gas market; and the Transparency Institute of Guyana questioned ExxonMobil’s contract.

 

Central America. Panamá NG Power plant runs into trouble; the OAS decided on Nicaragua; and renewables worked less in Guatemala in May.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba is tightening its oil belt; and the OGEF will finance Haiti’s mini-grids.

 

Lesser Antilles. EOG and BP have high hopes for Trinidad & Tobago; the Bermuda Electric Light Company will be purchased by a Canadian group; and the IMF expects slow growth from Aruba.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. An oil spill forced Ecopetrol to close a pipeline section; Canacol Energy is getting ahead on the Colombian natural gas market; and the Transparency Institute of Guyana questioned ExxonMobil’s contract.

 

Central America. Nicaragua changed its oil import law; Central American migration may stop with power; and El Salvador’s Bósforo II is finally done.

 

Greater Antilles. CUPET announced an oil offshore round in June; the DR’s CNE okayed 12 power generation projects; and Jamaica IPO’d like the wind.

 

Lesser Antilles. Citgo and Aruba are discussing the refinery contract; and Trinidad and Tobago and Shell signed a new LNG deal.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela hit the gas on oil exports to Cuba; Morgan Stanley is not worried about Guyana’s political uncertainty effect on oil; and more oil companies are exempt from Guyana’s taxes.

 

Central America. Nicaragua changed its oil import law; Central American migration may stop with power; and El Salvador’s Bósforo II is finally done.

 

Greater Antilles. CUPET announced an oil offshore round in June; the DR’s CNE okayed 12 power generation projects; and Jamaica IPO’d like the wind.

 

Lesser Antilles. Citgo and Aruba are discussing the refinery contract; and Trinidad and Tobago and Shell signed a new LNG deal.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela hit the gas on oil exports to Cuba; Morgan Stanley is not worried about Guyana’s political uncertainty effect on oil; and more oil companies are exempt from Guyana’s taxes.

 

Central America. Panamá’s power generation is up by 3.9%; and Fitch got bad news about Nicaragua’s growth.

 

Greater Antilles. Tullow Oil plans to drill for Jamaican oil in 2020; the IEEFA wants more info on Prepa’s privatization; and Cuba received the IAEA.

 

Lesser Antilles. BPTT and Shell partnered up to bid in Trinidad and Tobago; Belco cut the ribbon on its new Battery Energy Storage System; and the CDB backed St Vincent and the Grenadines’ geothermal plant.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. PDVSA offered crude on sale; Colombia may speed up LNG imports; and Tullow Oil and partners will be exempt from Guyana’s taxes.

 

Central America. Panamá’s power generation is up by 3.9%; and Fitch got bad news about Nicaragua’s growth.

 

Greater Antilles. Tullow Oil plans to drill for Jamaican oil in 2020; the IEEFA wants more info on Prepa’s privatization; and Cuba received the IAEA.

 

Lesser Antilles. BPTT and Shell partnered up to bid in Trinidad and Tobago; Belco cut the ribbon on its new Battery Energy Storage System; and the CDB backed St Vincent and the Grenadines’ geothermal plant.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. PDVSA offered crude on sale; Colombia may speed up LNG imports; and Tullow Oil and partners will be exempt from Guyana’s taxes.

 

Central America. Central America focuses on geothermal energy; Moody’s warns Nicaragua of the effect of its tax reform; and the IMF and Honduras reached a deal.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica keeps looking for oil; the Mayajigua solar park was connected to the grid; and Puerto Rico will boost clean energy financing.

 

Lesser Antilles. Enhanced oil recovery was approved at the Innis-Trinity field; BORCO will change hands again; and NuStar Energy sold its St. Eustatius terminal.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. The Orinoco Belt crude production fell; Colombian oil reserves are up and gas reserves down; and Petromil kicked off operations in Colombia.

 

Central America. Central America focuses on geothermal energy; Moody’s warns Nicaragua of the effect of its tax reform; and the IMF and Honduras reached a deal.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica keeps looking for oil; the Mayajigua solar park was connected to the grid; and Puerto Rico will boost clean energy financing.

 

Lesser Antilles. Enhanced oil recovery was approved at the Innis-Trinity field; BORCO will change hands again; and NuStar Energy sold its St. Eustatius terminal.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. The Orinoco Belt crude production fell; Colombian oil reserves are up and gas reserves down; and Petromil kicked off operations in Colombia.

 

Central America. Inde’s gas purchase is under scrutiny; the IMF has high hopes for Guatemala; and El Salvador is struggling with higher fuel prices.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico will get rid of coal; and Jamaica boosts affordable renewables.

 

Lesser Antilles. The WB will fund a geothermal project in Dominica; Heritage Petroleum will contract out services; and St Vincent & the Grenadines cut the ribbon on its geothermal project.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Exxon greenlights Guyana’s massive project; Colombia will undergo the dreaded fuel price reform; and Guyana’s elections may affect oil investments.

 

Central America. Inde’s gas purchase is under scrutiny; the IMF has high hopes for Guatemala; and El Salvador is struggling with higher fuel prices.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico will get rid of coal; and Jamaica boosts affordable renewables.

 

Lesser Antilles. The WB will fund a geothermal project in Dominica; Heritage Petroleum will contract out services; and St Vincent & the Grenadines cut the ribbon on its geothermal project.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Exxon greenlights Guyana’s massive project; Colombia will undergo the dreaded fuel price reform; and Guyana’s elections may affect oil investments.

 

Central America. The CNEE changed power tariffs in Guatemala; and El Salvador’s power has debt troubles.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic gave renewables US$182m in tax breaks; the WB is happy with Jamaica’s economic achievements; and Puerto Rico’s power faces constant change.

 

Lesser Antilles. Grenada’s oil and gas benefits are still undefined; Paria Fuel covered Trinidad & Tobago oil products; and GB power needs to increase to reach its goal.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Guyana’s new oil findings are similar to Liza’s; the Trasandino pipeline was again under attack; and Venezuela’s impasse heated up.

 

Central America. The CNEE changed power tariffs in Guatemala; and El Salvador’s power has debt troubles.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic gave renewables US$182m in tax breaks; the WB is happy with Jamaica’s economic achievements; and Puerto Rico’s power faces constant change.

 

Lesser Antilles. Grenada’s oil and gas benefits are still undefined; Paria Fuel covered Trinidad & Tobago oil products; and GB power needs to increase to reach its goal.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Guyana’s new oil findings are similar to Liza’s; the Trasandino pipeline was again under attack; and Venezuela’s impasse heated up.

 

Central America. Nicaragua’s industry pays more for power.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic’s refinery went into maintenance; AES has renewables in sight for Puerto Rico; and Cuba cut back on power.

 

Lesser Antilles. Venezuela uses Trinidad and Tobago to bypass sanctions; BPL gets ready for the summer; and the Bahamas will adopt CARICOM’s new energy code.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Iran waivers may help Venezuela; ExxonMobil makes yet another discovery in Guyana; and Repsol cancelled the swap deal for Venezuelan oil.

 

Central America. Nicaragua’s industry pays more for power.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic’s refinery went into maintenance; AES has renewables in sight for Puerto Rico; and Cuba cut back on power.

 

Lesser Antilles. Venezuela uses Trinidad and Tobago to bypass sanctions; BPL gets ready for the summer; and the Bahamas will adopt CARICOM’s new energy code.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Iran waivers may help Venezuela; ExxonMobil makes yet another discovery in Guyana; and Repsol cancelled the swap deal for Venezuelan oil.

 

Central America. US residual fuel oil exports to Panama tripled; El Salvador needed more power from beyond its borders; and the IMF visited Costa Rica.

 

Greater Antilles. INKIA Energy is into the Dominican sun; Haiti and the US fight over power; and Puerto Rico’s energy bill makes all happy but faces challenges.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP hit black gold in Trinidad and Tobago; Bermuda is designing a hybrid energy plan; and the IDB has a new strategy for Barbados.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia’s oil production is up; and yet another bomb damaged the Trasandino pipeline.

Central America. US residual fuel oil exports to Panama tripled; El Salvador needed more power from beyond its borders; and the IMF visited Costa Rica.

 

Greater Antilles. INKIA Energy is into the Dominican sun; Haiti and the US fight over power; and Puerto Rico’s energy bill makes all happy but faces challenges.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP hit black gold in Trinidad and Tobago; Bermuda is designing a hybrid energy plan; and the IDB has a new strategy for Barbados.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia’s oil production is up; and yet another bomb damaged the Trasandino pipeline.

Central America. Guatemala awarded 63MW for 2020; Costa Rica plans to transform its oil sector; and the BCIE blames local power lines for Central America’s high tariffs.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico will kill coal power generation; Haiti has a brand new prime minister; and the Dominican Republic cut the ribbon on a wind farm.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas must work on its GDP growth outlook.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia could help Venezuela’s oil recovery; GeoPark started construction to connect the Llanos 34 block; and Guyana turns to the Islamic bank to fund oil training.

 

Central America. Guatemala awarded 63MW for 2020; Costa Rica plans to transform its oil sector; and the BCIE blames local power lines for Central America’s high tariffs.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico will kill coal power generation; Haiti has a brand new prime minister; and the Dominican Republic cut the ribbon on a wind farm.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas must work on its GDP growth outlook.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia could help Venezuela’s oil recovery; GeoPark started construction to connect the Llanos 34 block; and Guyana turns to the Islamic bank to fund oil training.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s hydro power is up for debate; ECLAC is concerned with Nicaragua’s economy; and the IDB is happy with Central America’s economy.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba will look for oil production; Total cut the ribbon on a storage facility in Puerto Rico; and US sanctions hit the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

 

Lesser Antilles. Bermuda suffered power outages; Trinidad will cut the ribbon on a CNG station; and the IMF trusts Aruba’s slowly recovering economy.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Tullow, Total, and Eco go deep in Guyana’s offshore fields; Colombia awarded fields to Repsol and ExxonMobil; and ROSEN was recognized for inspecting pipelines.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s hydro power is up for debate; ECLAC is concerned with Nicaragua’s economy; and the IDB is happy with Central America’s economy.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba will look for oil production; Total cut the ribbon on a storage facility in Puerto Rico; and US sanctions hit the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

 

Lesser Antilles. Bermuda suffered power outages; Trinidad will cut the ribbon on a CNG station; and the IMF trusts Aruba’s slowly recovering economy.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Tullow, Total, and Eco go deep in Guyana’s offshore fields; Colombia awarded fields to Repsol and ExxonMobil; and ROSEN was recognized for inspecting pipelines.

 

Central America. The US will fund El Salvador’s natural gas plant; Panamá and Colombia will continue their power interconnection; and Central America got multimillion-dollar investments in energy.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic loses hydro power and gains Punta Catalina; Puerto Rico finally okayed the renewable energy legislation; and Inter-Energy got JPPC for J$4bn.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas worked on their budget and went all in for renewable energy.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Noble Energy got a piece of Shell’s cake in Colombia; PetroChina awaits a drop in Venezuelan crude imports; and the GTT will send oil and gas data safely.

Central America. The US will fund El Salvador’s natural gas plant; Panamá and Colombia will continue their power interconnection; and Central America got multimillion-dollar investments in energy.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic loses hydro power and gains Punta Catalina; Puerto Rico finally okayed the renewable energy legislation; and Inter-Energy got JPPC for J$4bn.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas worked on their budget and went all in for renewable energy.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Noble Energy got a piece of Shell’s cake in Colombia; PetroChina awaits a drop in Venezuelan crude imports; and the GTT will send oil and gas data safely.

Central America. Guatemala’s hydropower works at full speed.

 

Greater Antilles. Parkland Fuel got 526 gas stations in the Dominican Republic; Cuba will take advantage of its wind; and the San Juan power plant awaits natural gas.

 

Lesser Antilles. The WB boosts geothermal power in Dominica; BHP will hit the gas on Trinidad & Tobago’s wells; and Grenada is doing its economic homework.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. EDPR won big on a Colombian tender; Amerisur Resources raised its bet on Put-8 block; and Eco has high hopes for Guyana’s potential.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s hydropower works at full speed.

 

Greater Antilles. Parkland Fuel got 526 gas stations in the Dominican Republic; Cuba will take advantage of its wind; and the San Juan power plant awaits natural gas.

 

Lesser Antilles. The WB boosts geothermal power in Dominica; BHP will hit the gas on Trinidad & Tobago’s wells; and Grenada is doing its economic homework.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. EDPR won big on a Colombian tender; Amerisur Resources raised its bet on Put-8 block; and Eco has high hopes for Guyana’s potential.

 

Central America. Guatemala extended the period to bid on its pipeline; and El Salvador awarded 8.48MW.

 

Greater Antilles. Trump has Cuba in sight; Jamaica will cut taxes; and the Dominican Republic finished 2018 with 7% growth.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas’ largest solar project is up and running; Trinidad Petroleum got bank; and the BEWU wants Bahamians to run the new power plant.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Shell has new contracts in Colombia; Venezuela will have to pay ConocoPhillips; and renewables in Colombia may be in trouble.

 

Central America. Guatemala extended the period to bid on its pipeline; and El Salvador awarded 8.48MW.

 

Greater Antilles. Trump has Cuba in sight; Jamaica will cut taxes; and the Dominican Republic finished 2018 with 7% growth.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas’ largest solar project is up and running; Trinidad Petroleum got bank; and the BEWU wants Bahamians to run the new power plant.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Shell has new contracts in Colombia; Venezuela will have to pay ConocoPhillips; and renewables in Colombia may be in trouble.

 

Central America. Guatemala launched its power auction; Costa Rica plans to renegotiate power contracts; and the BCIE will invest US$50m in Panamá’s power.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica found no illegal connections on its underwater pipelines; Puerto Rico okays the regulatory energy framework; and BPL unveiled a US$95m power plant deal.

 

Lesser Antilles. St Kitts and Nevis and the EU partnered up on renewables; and the EU plans to broaden its tax haven blacklist, including Bermuda.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol signed a deal for an offshore block; Apache will drill an offshore well in Suriname; and the Caño Limón pipeline was bombed yet again.

 

Central America. Guatemala launched its power auction; Costa Rica plans to renegotiate power contracts; and the BCIE will invest US$50m in Panamá’s power.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica found no illegal connections on its underwater pipelines; Puerto Rico okays the regulatory energy framework; and BPL unveiled a US$95m power plant deal.

 

Lesser Antilles. St Kitts and Nevis and the EU partnered up on renewables; and the EU plans to broaden its tax haven blacklist, including Bermuda.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol signed a deal for an offshore block; Apache will drill an offshore well in Suriname; and the Caño Limón pipeline was bombed yet again.

 

Central America. The IMF visited Costa Rica; and Central America multiplies its clean energy.

 

Greater Antilles. The Petrojam crisis deepens; PREPA’s privatization plan discussed unionized workers; and Punta Catalina came online.

 

Lesser Antilles. BP started gas production in Angelin; The Bahamas discussed oil exploration; and Martinique cut the ribbon on a wind park with more to come.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia is the big winner with US sanctions on Venezuela; PDVSA offered spot crude for March; and Colombia’s Mansoya Orito pipeline was attacked.

 

Central America. The IMF visited Costa Rica; and Central America multiplies its clean energy.

 

Greater Antilles. The Petrojam crisis deepens; PREPA’s privatization plan discussed unionized workers; and Punta Catalina came online.

 

Lesser Antilles. BP started gas production in Angelin; The Bahamas discussed oil exploration; and Martinique cut the ribbon on a wind park with more to come.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia is the big winner with US sanctions on Venezuela; PDVSA offered spot crude for March; and Colombia’s Mansoya Orito pipeline was attacked.

 

Central America. The IMF is disappointed with Panama’s growth; Honduras’ power auction was canceled; and Moody’s is concerned with Nicaragua’s foreign loans.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica wants to ensure good fuel; Taiwan hit the brakes on a Haiti power grid project; and the Cayman Islands go green.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas had its first LNG transfer; Aruba halted the refinery makeover; and the OWTU is optimistic about selling Trinidad’s refinery assets.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Gran Tierra got a piece of the Putumayo and Llanos Basins; Stena Forth will drill in Guyana; and Rystad expects Venezuela’s oil production to be below 1 mbd by 2020.

 

Central America. The IMF is disappointed with Panama’s growth; Honduras’ power auction was canceled; and Moody’s is concerned with Nicaragua’s foreign loans.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica wants to ensure good fuel; Taiwan hit the brakes on a Haiti power grid project; and the Cayman Islands go green.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas had its first LNG transfer; Aruba halted the refinery makeover; and the OWTU is optimistic about selling Trinidad’s refinery assets.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Gran Tierra got a piece of the Putumayo and Llanos Basins; Stena Forth will drill in Guyana; and Rystad expects Venezuela’s oil production to be below 1 mbd by 2020.

 

Central America. Panama cut the ribbon on its largest solar plant; El Salvador encourages renewables with tax benefits; and the end of the free trade agreement between El Salvador and Taiwan hit sugar producers.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica introduced legislation to recover shares in Petrojam; the Venezuelan crisis may affect Cuba’s investments; and Puerto Rico considers offshore wind energy.

 

Lesser Antilles. The IMF is proud of Barbados; and Trinidad & Tobago may develop a tax reform to boost oil output competition.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Tullow will speed up its Guyana drilling program; Venezuela’s oil production dropped; and Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and India trade fuels before the US sanctions hit.

 

Central America. Panama cut the ribbon on its largest solar plant; El Salvador encourages renewables with tax benefits; and the end of the free trade agreement between El Salvador and Taiwan hit sugar producers.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica introduced legislation to recover shares in Petrojam; the Venezuelan crisis may affect Cuba’s investments; and Puerto Rico considers offshore wind energy.

 

Lesser Antilles. The IMF is proud of Barbados; and Trinidad & Tobago may develop a tax reform to boost oil output competition.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Tullow will speed up its Guyana drilling program; Venezuela’s oil production dropped; and Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and India trade fuels before the US sanctions hit.

 

Central America. Guatemala is improving its transmission lines; Central America will offer power auctions; and Nicaragua’s tax reform hit renewables.

 

Greater Antilles. US companies will bet on the Dominican Republic; and the Dominican Republic will boost renewables.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad and Tobago plans to increase gas production; Bermudians will enjoy Belco’s battery storage facility; and Dominica and the WB negotiate on geothermal plant funding.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia modified its oil tender to increase output; Hess hit black gold again in Guyana; and Venezuela’s oil output will drop by the end of this month.

 

Central America. Guatemala is improving its transmission lines; Central America will offer power auctions; and Nicaragua’s tax reform hit renewables.

 

Greater Antilles. US companies will bet on the Dominican Republic; and the Dominican Republic will boost renewables.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad and Tobago plans to increase gas production; Bermudians will enjoy Belco’s battery storage facility; and Dominica and the WB negotiate on geothermal plant funding.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia modified its oil tender to increase output; Hess hit black gold again in Guyana; and Venezuela’s oil output will drop by the end of this month.

 

Central America. El Salvador asks CEL to control power through a PPP; Central America will pay more for fuel; and the IMF is concerned about the Nicaraguan crisis.

 

Greater Antilles. An Australian and a Chinese company will drill in Cuba; the Dominican Republic fuel deliveries are slowed by Haiti’s demand; and the Jamaican government considers asset privatization.

 

Lesser Antilles. Dominica will power up its population with geothermal energy; and the IMF visited Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Innova Capital plans the first floating solar installation; Total has big plans for the world, including Guyana; and the Venezuelan crisis deepens.

 

Central America. El Salvador asks CEL to control power through a PPP; Central America will pay more for fuel; and the IMF is concerned about the Nicaraguan crisis.

 

Greater Antilles. An Australian and a Chinese company will drill in Cuba; the Dominican Republic fuel deliveries are slowed by Haiti’s demand; and the Jamaican government considers asset privatization.

 

Lesser Antilles. Dominica will power up its population with geothermal energy; and the IMF visited Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Innova Capital plans the first floating solar installation; Total has big plans for the world, including Guyana; and the Venezuelan crisis deepens.

 

Central America. Guatemala is fighting over its transmission plan; Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Guatemala lost power; and the Nicaraguan crisis hit gasoline demand.

 

Greater Antilles. A&A Lime Hall Development will challenge Jamaica’s expropriation; Trump threatens to tighten the US embargo on Cuba; and a new renewable energy park would be up and running soon in the Dominican Republic.

 

Lesser Antilles. Curaçao postponed picking a refinery operator; and Wärtsilä will help Bonaire with power storage.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil continues drilling the first of two wildcat wells in Guyana; Venezuela and Colombia fight over fuel restrictions; and Venezuelan sanctions affect crude oil futures.

 

Central America. Guatemala is fighting over its transmission plan; Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Guatemala lost power; and the Nicaraguan crisis hit gasoline demand.

 

Greater Antilles. A&A Lime Hall Development will challenge Jamaica’s expropriation; Trump threatens to tighten the US embargo on Cuba; and a new renewable energy park would be up and running soon in the Dominican Republic.

 

Lesser Antilles. Curaçao postponed picking a refinery operator; and Wärtsilä will help Bonaire with power storage.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil continues drilling the first of two wildcat wells in Guyana; Venezuela and Colombia fight over fuel restrictions; and Venezuelan sanctions affect crude oil futures.

 

Central America. Central America boosts power projects; and fuel prices are up in Nicaragua.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica’s opposition is against Petrojam shares recovery; Cuba enjoys biogas thanks to innovation; and the Dominican Republic continues fighting for its only refinery.

 

Lesser Antilles. Touchstone published its Ortoire exploration block evaluation; BMR Energy acquired a 5MW Cayman Islands solar farm; and St. Lucia got funding for a renewable energy project.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Guyana does not plan to subsidize private oil refineries; stands its ground in the Venezuelan navy incident; and got funding for a solar energy project.

 

Central America. Central America boosts power projects; and fuel prices are up in Nicaragua.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica’s opposition is against Petrojam shares recovery; Cuba enjoys biogas thanks to innovation; and the Dominican Republic continues fighting for its only refinery.

 

Lesser Antilles. Touchstone published its Ortoire exploration block evaluation; BMR Energy acquired a 5MW Cayman Islands solar farm; and St. Lucia got funding for a renewable energy project.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Guyana does not plan to subsidize private oil refineries; stands its ground in the Venezuelan navy incident; and got funding for a solar energy project.

 

Central America. LNG will power up El Salvador; Nicaragua and El Salvador may be out of the DR-CAFTA; and Guatemala tries to expel the UN.

 

Greater Antilles. Three US companies go after Dominican renewables; Jamaica plans to regain Petrojam shares from Venezuela; and the Dominican Republic confirms the gas found is biogenic.

 

Lesser Antilles. Curaçao’s oil refinery went back to work; Shell extended its contract for the Rowan jack-up in Trinidad; and BL&P plans to hike power prices.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil started drilling the Haimara-1 exploration well; Venezuela wants a new offshore oil map; and Colombia’s Cano Limon pipeline suffered two more attacks.

 

Central America. LNG will power up El Salvador; Nicaragua and El Salvador may be out of the DR-CAFTA; and Guatemala tries to expel the UN.

 

Greater Antilles. Three US companies go after Dominican renewables; Jamaica plans to regain Petrojam shares from Venezuela; and the Dominican Republic confirms the gas found is biogenic.

 

Lesser Antilles. Curaçao’s oil refinery went back to work; Shell extended its contract for the Rowan jack-up in Trinidad; and BL&P plans to hike power prices.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil started drilling the Haimara-1 exploration well; Venezuela wants a new offshore oil map; and Colombia’s Cano Limon pipeline suffered two more attacks.

 

Central America. El Salvador received 18 renewable energy offers; the OEA suspension threatens Nicaragua’s economy; and the US will send US$5.8bn in aid to Central America.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic cut the ribbon on a 48.3MW wind farm; the Cuban economy grew in 2018, but faces challenges; and the Dominican Republic and Wood Mackenzie partnered up over an oil round.

 

Lesser Antilles. Saudi Aramco’s subsidiary will face challenges in Curaçao; Trinidad and Tobago discussed oil and gas agreements over the break; and the Cayman Islands debated the price of thermal energy conversion.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. CGX Energy offered a rig contract in Guyana; Colombian biofuels were affected by US imports; and Venezuela and Guyana argued over the holidays.

 

Central America. El Salvador received 18 renewable energy offers; the OEA suspension threatens Nicaragua’s economy; and the US will send US$5.8bn in aid to Central America.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic cut the ribbon on a 48.3MW wind farm; the Cuban economy grew in 2018, but faces challenges; and the Dominican Republic and Wood Mackenzie partnered up over an oil round.

 

Lesser Antilles. Saudi Aramco’s subsidiary will face challenges in Curaçao; Trinidad and Tobago discussed oil and gas agreements over the break; and the Cayman Islands debated the price of thermal energy conversion.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. CGX Energy offered a rig contract in Guyana; Colombian biofuels were affected by US imports; and Venezuela and Guyana argued over the holidays.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s hydroelectric plant Renace is done; Panama’s power supply grew 3%; and Central America will receive investments for energy projects.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic hit natural gas; Jamaica’s Prime Minister will go after Petrojam’s misappropriated funds; and NFEnergía plans to speed up Puerto Rico’s clean energy transition.

 

Lesser Antilles. Curacao chose a US company to restart a refinery; and the IMF visited the Bahamas and Barbados.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Amerisur found black gold in Colombia; Guyana will receive 75% of Hess’s 2019 budget; and Citgo is in trouble again.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s hydroelectric plant Renace is done; Panama’s power supply grew 3%; and Central America will receive investments for energy projects.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic hit natural gas; Jamaica’s Prime Minister will go after Petrojam’s misappropriated funds; and NFEnergía plans to speed up Puerto Rico’s clean energy transition.

 

Lesser Antilles. Curacao chose a US company to restart a refinery; and the IMF visited the Bahamas and Barbados.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Amerisur found black gold in Colombia; Guyana will receive 75% of Hess’s 2019 budget; and Citgo is in trouble again.

 

Central America. China and Panama signed trade agreements.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic is powerless facing fuel shortages, but will have a floating power plant; and Punta Catalina will be running by February.

 

Lesser Antilles. USVI refinery will count on US$1.25bn; and Petrojam is under investigation.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil made yet another discovery; GeoPark will buy LGI’s assets in Colombia; and CGX Energy and Frontera joined forces in Guyana.

 

Central America. China and Panama signed trade agreements.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic is powerless facing fuel shortages, but will have a floating power plant; and Punta Catalina will be running by February.

 

Lesser Antilles. USVI refinery will count on US$1.25bn; and Petrojam is under investigation.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil made yet another discovery; GeoPark will buy LGI’s assets in Colombia; and CGX Energy and Frontera joined forces in Guyana.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s oil production dropped 5%; Fitch lowered Nicaragua’s rating; and Guatemala published policies on mining and natural resource exploitation.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic had a busy week in the power sector; Spain and Cuba strengthen their ties; and Jamaica maintained its growth.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad & Tobago, Shell, and BP will collaborate on LNG exports; St. Vincent and the Grenadines will have a geothermal project; and the deadline for Bermuda’s renewable projects arrived.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela turned down BP for Total’s stake; and Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas finished Total’s farmout transaction.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s oil production dropped 5%; Fitch lowered Nicaragua’s rating; and Guatemala published policies on mining and natural resource exploitation.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic had a busy week in the power sector; Spain and Cuba strengthen their ties; and Jamaica maintained its growth.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad & Tobago, Shell, and BP will collaborate on LNG exports; St. Vincent and the Grenadines will have a geothermal project; and the deadline for Bermuda’s renewable projects arrived.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela turned down BP for Total’s stake; and Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas finished Total’s farmout transaction.

 

Central America. The IMF is happy with Belize’s, El Salvador’s, and Honduras’ economic performance.

 

Greater Antilles. The PCJ and JCDC sign MOU for an energy project; and Cuba and the EU strengthened their friendship to reduce the effect of the embargo.

 

Lesser Antilles. DeNovo supplied gas from the Iguana field in Trinidad and Tobago; Grand Bahama Power will go big on renewables; and geothermal production in Nevis halted due to lack of funding.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia must discuss fracking to obtain new reserves; Pemex has Colombia’s fields in sight; and Trinidad & Tobago is boosting the dual gas supply plan with Venezuela.

 

Central America. The IMF is happy with Belize’s, El Salvador’s, and Honduras’ economic performance.

 

Greater Antilles. The PCJ and JCDC sign MOU for an energy project; and Cuba and the EU strengthened their friendship to reduce the effect of the embargo.

 

Lesser Antilles. DeNovo supplied gas from the Iguana field in Trinidad and Tobago; Grand Bahama Power will go big on renewables; and geothermal production in Nevis halted due to lack of funding.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia must discuss fracking to obtain new reserves; Pemex has Colombia’s fields in sight; and Trinidad & Tobago is boosting the dual gas supply plan with Venezuela.

 

Central America. El Salvador gets 12 power projects ready; and the IMF visited Guatemala.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba made an oil discovery; a German energy firm will launch an IPO in Jamaica; and Puerto Rico keeps working on its energy policy.

 

Lesser Antilles. BPL considers all fuels to power up; and Trinidad & Tobago has some advice for Guyana regarding the oil sector.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela’s oil production settled down; Tullow has high hopes for Guyana; and the Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline was attacked every four days in 2018.

 

Central America. El Salvador gets 12 power projects ready; and the IMF visited Guatemala.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba made an oil discovery; a German energy firm will launch an IPO in Jamaica; and Puerto Rico keeps working on its energy policy.

 

Lesser Antilles. BPL considers all fuels to power up; and Trinidad & Tobago has some advice for Guyana regarding the oil sector.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela’s oil production settled down; Tullow has high hopes for Guyana; and the Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline was attacked every four days in 2018.

 

Central America. Costa Rica canceled the Diquís hydropower plant; the IADB will lend US$250m to El Salvador; and Trump accused Central American leaders of stealing foreign aid.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico discussed and passed the public energy policy bill; Punta Catalina may be up for tender; and the US imposed new sanctions against Cuba.

 

Lesser Antilles. Shell plans two land wells in Trinidad and Tobago; Limetree Bay Refining reached an agreement for the St. Croix refinery; and St. Lucia is working on its energy standards.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia’s Vikingo production resumed; the Noble Tom Madden will start drilling soon in Guyana; and Colombia looked towards Mexico’s oil hedge example.

 

Central America. Costa Rica canceled the Diquís hydropower plant; the IADB will lend US$250m to El Salvador; and Trump accused Central American leaders of stealing foreign aid.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico discussed and passed the public energy policy bill; Punta Catalina may be up for tender; and the US imposed new sanctions against Cuba.

 

Lesser Antilles. Shell plans two land wells in Trinidad and Tobago; Limetree Bay Refining reached an agreement for the St. Croix refinery; and St. Lucia is working on its energy standards.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia’s Vikingo production resumed; the Noble Tom Madden will start drilling soon in Guyana; and Colombia looked towards Mexico’s oil hedge example.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s grid is expanding, but requires investment; the IMF is surprised about El Salvador’s economy; and S&P confirmed Guatemala’s BB- rating.

 

Greater Antilles. The UN condemned the US embargo of Cuba; Jamaica paid for its streetlights; and only half of Haiti’s EDH clients pay for power.

 

Lesser Antilles. Grenada’s oil exploration will be led by a Chinese and a Russian company; Curacao is seeking help for the Isla oil refinery; and Bermuda will set feed-in tariffs in 2019.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol’s production is increasing; PDVSA paid Conoco US$345m in cash; and fracking will arrive in Colombia in 2019.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s grid is expanding, but requires investment; the IMF is surprised about El Salvador’s economy; and S&P confirmed Guatemala’s BB- rating.

 

Greater Antilles. The UN condemned the US embargo of Cuba; Jamaica paid for its streetlights; and only half of Haiti’s EDH clients pay for power.

 

Lesser Antilles. Grenada’s oil exploration will be led by a Chinese and a Russian company; Curacao is seeking help for the Isla oil refinery; and Bermuda will set feed-in tariffs in 2019.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol’s production is increasing; PDVSA paid Conoco US$345m in cash; and fracking will arrive in Colombia in 2019.

 

Central America. Panamá NG Power has a second chance for its 670MW project; Guatemala invests big in energy; and Amnesty International and the IMF are concerned about Nicaragua’s crisis.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba will power up with sickle pod; Puerto Rico’s new energy framework may delay renewables; and Haitians demanded PetroCaribe transparency and accountability.

 

Lesser Antilles. Grenada’s economy will keep growing; Trinity Explorations is making progress on drilling; and Bermuda’s power company strike ended.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil ordered a subsea system for Liza; GeoPark plans 11 wells in Colombia; and Ecopetrol cleaned up the oil spill from the last bomb attack.

 

Central America. Panamá NG Power has a second chance for its 670MW project; Guatemala invests big in energy; and Amnesty International and the IMF are concerned about Nicaragua’s crisis.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba will power up with sickle pod; Puerto Rico’s new energy framework may delay renewables; and Haitians demanded PetroCaribe transparency and accountability.

 

Lesser Antilles. Grenada’s economy will keep growing; Trinity Explorations is making progress on drilling; and Bermuda’s power company strike ended.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil ordered a subsea system for Liza; GeoPark plans 11 wells in Colombia; and Ecopetrol cleaned up the oil spill from the last bomb attack.

 

Central America. Conflict may increase Guatemala’s power rates; and the country rejected the “conditions” on aid.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica wants to push renewables to 50% by 2030; the Punta Catalina power plant did a test run; and Puerto Rico requested proposals for the development and installation of energy storage systems at substations.

 

Lesser Antilles. Rubis will train to avoid oil spills; Trinidad and Tobago announced Petrotrin’s replacements; and the Bahamas’ Freeport will become a “smart city.”

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Amerisur’s exploration in Colombia is going smoothly; Shell plans to sell its Venezuelan oil stakes; and Colombia’s court said oil projects cannot be blocked.

 

Central America. Conflict may increase Guatemala’s power rates; and the country rejected the “conditions” on aid.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica wants to push renewables to 50% by 2030; the Punta Catalina power plant did a test run; and Puerto Rico requested proposals for the development and installation of energy storage systems at substations.

 

Lesser Antilles. Rubis will train to avoid oil spills; Trinidad and Tobago announced Petrotrin’s replacements; and the Bahamas’ Freeport will become a “smart city.”

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Amerisur’s exploration in Colombia is going smoothly; Shell plans to sell its Venezuelan oil stakes; and Colombia’s court said oil projects cannot be blocked.

 

Central America. Honduras’ Los Prados PV plant is up and running; diesel prices hit land transportation in Nicaragua; and the IMF is worried about Nicaragua’s economic growth.

 

Greater Antilles. Haiti was struck by a deadly earthquake; GB Energy Jamaica and Texaco will power up autos with LPG; and the Dominican Republic’s Monte Grande dam will be finished by 2020.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Parkland Fuel Corporation has an eye set on SOL; Bahamians are paying the cost of fires in their power tariffs; and St. Kitts-Nevis has a 60% debt to GDP ratio.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Kosmos plans more drilling in Suriname; Frontera Energy found black gold in Colombia; and Venezuela’s inflation may reach 4,300,000% by the end of the year.

Central America. Honduras’ Los Prados PV plant is up and running; diesel prices hit land transportation in Nicaragua; and the IMF is worried about Nicaragua’s economic growth.

 

Greater Antilles. Haiti was struck by a deadly earthquake; GB Energy Jamaica and Texaco will power up autos with LPG; and the Dominican Republic’s Monte Grande dam will be finished by 2020.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Parkland Fuel Corporation has an eye set on SOL; Bahamians are paying the cost of fires in their power tariffs; and St. Kitts-Nevis has a 60% debt to GDP ratio.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Kosmos plans more drilling in Suriname; Frontera Energy found black gold in Colombia; and Venezuela’s inflation may reach 4,300,000% by the end of the year.

Central America. All eyes are on El Salvador’s renewables; Guatemala hit the brakes on hydropower projects; and Nicaragua’s crisis affected power demand.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic will have more power plants, but businesses are concerned about rising oil prices.

 

Lesser Antilles. Petrotrin will cease operations by the end of November; Bermuda may enjoy a floating natural gas power station; and the IMF okayed the Barbados’ economic recovery plan.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol will explore the Pau-Brazil oil block; Venezuela’s oil production keeps declining; and Canacol sold its Colombian assets to Arrow Exploration.

 

Central America. All eyes are on El Salvador’s renewables; Guatemala hit the brakes on hydropower projects; and Nicaragua’s crisis affected power demand.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic will have more power plants, but businesses are concerned about rising oil prices.

 

Lesser Antilles. Petrotrin will cease operations by the end of November; Bermuda may enjoy a floating natural gas power station; and the IMF okayed the Barbados’ economic recovery plan.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol will explore the Pau-Brazil oil block; Venezuela’s oil production keeps declining; and Canacol sold its Colombian assets to Arrow Exploration.

 

Central America. AES started the third phase of the solar plant in La Unión; Guatemala’s renewables reach 65%; and Panamá will power up with sugar.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic lowered prices to avoid a truckers’ walkout; Fitch maintains the Dominican Republic’s rating at BB-; and the new Cuban president addressed the UN assembly.

 

Lesser Antilles. A global oil company ended exclusive talks in the Bahamas; the St. Croix refinery will be guided by an ex-Hess executive; and Dominica is happy with its geothermal plant.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol agreed on a salary boost to end the strike; Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago signed the MOU; and the US sanctioned Maduro’s wife and may hit light oil.

 

Central America. AES started the third phase of the solar plant in La Unión; Guatemala’s renewables reach 65%; and Panamá will power up with sugar.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic lowered prices to avoid a truckers’ walkout; Fitch maintains the Dominican Republic’s rating at BB-; and the new Cuban president addressed the UN assembly.

 

Lesser Antilles. A global oil company ended exclusive talks in the Bahamas; the St. Croix refinery will be guided by an ex-Hess executive; and Dominica is happy with its geothermal plant.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol agreed on a salary boost to end the strike; Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago signed the MOU; and the US sanctioned Maduro’s wife and may hit light oil.

 

Central America. Guatemala exports more power; and El Salvador will spend more than expected.

 

Greater Antilles. United Oil and Gas will fund Jamaica’s new ventures; the Dominican Republic will survive the electricity crunch; and Haiti is after total transparency in PetroCaribe.

 

Lesser Antilles. Petrotrin will let all workers from the refinery go; Bermuda will review how it calculates electricity tariffs; and questions surround Trinidad and Venezuela’s agreement.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol’s strike continues; Guyanese are being trained for oilfield services; and the CEOG and Meridiam partnered up on a power plant.

 

Central America. Guatemala exports more power; and El Salvador will spend more than expected.

 

Greater Antilles. United Oil and Gas will fund Jamaica’s new ventures; the Dominican Republic will survive the electricity crunch; and Haiti is after total transparency in PetroCaribe.

 

Lesser Antilles. Petrotrin will let all workers from the refinery go; Bermuda will review how it calculates electricity tariffs; and questions surround Trinidad and Venezuela’s agreement.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol’s strike continues; Guyanese are being trained for oilfield services; and the CEOG and Meridiam partnered up on a power plant.

 

Central America. Guatemala may face a political crisis.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba’s Camagüey received an investment in power; and blackouts in the Dominican Republic will increase in October.

 

Lesser Antilles. The IMF and Barbados reached an agreement; the Bahamas’ Chamber of Commerce will decide on BPL’s plant; and Barbados found a new supplier after Petrotrin’s closure.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Total claimed a stake in Eco Oil & Gas’ Orinduik Block; Venezuela signed old-fashioned oil contracts; and Tullow Oil plans to drill its first well in Guyana in 2019.

 

Central America. Guatemala may face a political crisis.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba’s Camagüey received an investment in power; and blackouts in the Dominican Republic will increase in October.

 

Lesser Antilles. The IMF and Barbados reached an agreement; the Bahamas’ Chamber of Commerce will decide on BPL’s plant; and Barbados found a new supplier after Petrotrin’s closure.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Total claimed a stake in Eco Oil & Gas’ Orinduik Block; Venezuela signed old-fashioned oil contracts; and Tullow Oil plans to drill its first well in Guyana in 2019.

 

Central America. The IDB will back Honduras’ transmission system; the UN discussed Nicaragua’s crisis; and five companies will compete to build a transmission line in Panama.

 

Greater Antilles. A lightning strike shut down AES Dominicana; FEMA handed Prepa US$55m to pay Florida Power & Light; and the Dominican Republic grew…but so did its public debt.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas may add a biomass power plant; T&T may turn to Guyana to save Petrotrin’s refinery; and OWTU may go on strike over the refinery’s closing.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil made a ninth discovery in Guyana; six companies will compete over Colombia’s exploration areas; and Colombia’s oil sector keeps growing.

 

Central America. The IDB will back Honduras’ transmission system; the UN discussed Nicaragua’s crisis; and five companies will compete to build a transmission line in Panama.

 

Greater Antilles. A lightning strike shut down AES Dominicana; FEMA handed Prepa US$55m to pay Florida Power & Light; and the Dominican Republic grew…but so did its public debt.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas may add a biomass power plant; T&T may turn to Guyana to save Petrotrin’s refinery; and OWTU may go on strike over the refinery’s closing.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil made a ninth discovery in Guyana; six companies will compete over Colombia’s exploration areas; and Colombia’s oil sector keeps growing.

 

Central America. Central America will strengthen its trade; and Moody’s sees the friendship between El Salvador and China as a positive.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic is pushing the Electricity Pact; and Prepa will rely on natural gas.

 

Lesser Antilles. Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas expects a great September in Trinidad & Tobago; Anguilla is looking to rebuild a solar plant; and Trinity Exploration & Production drilled a new well.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela signed a gas agreement; Saipem was awarded new contracts for Liza; and Venezuela will hike fuel prices.

 

Central America. Central America will strengthen its trade; and Moody’s sees the friendship between El Salvador and China as a positive.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic is pushing the Electricity Pact; and Prepa will rely on natural gas.

 

Lesser Antilles. Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas expects a great September in Trinidad & Tobago; Anguilla is looking to rebuild a solar plant; and Trinity Exploration & Production drilled a new well.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela signed a gas agreement; Saipem was awarded new contracts for Liza; and Venezuela will hike fuel prices.

 

Central America. El Salvador broke up with Taiwan; Panama’s LNG plant, the first in Central America, is up and running; and El Salvador’s CEL requested a geothermal tender.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica considers closing Petrojam’s refinery; FEMA approved US$110m for Prepa; and KEPCO won a US$37.8m project for distribution in the Dominican Republic.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP found hydrocarbons at Bongos-2; and Citgo will resume work on Aruba’s refinery.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Frontera found hydrocarbons in Colombia’s Llanos 25 block; PDVSA and NuStar agreed on storage fees; and Venezuela will pay US$2bn to ConocoPhillips.

 

Central America. El Salvador broke up with Taiwan; Panama’s LNG plant, the first in Central America, is up and running; and El Salvador’s CEL requested a geothermal tender.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica considers closing Petrojam’s refinery; FEMA approved US$110m for Prepa; and KEPCO won a US$37.8m project for distribution in the Dominican Republic.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP found hydrocarbons at Bongos-2; and Citgo will resume work on Aruba’s refinery.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Frontera found hydrocarbons in Colombia’s Llanos 25 block; PDVSA and NuStar agreed on storage fees; and Venezuela will pay US$2bn to ConocoPhillips.

 

Central America. Guatemala will restart the dialogue over Sacjá’s hydropower; and the IMF studies the importance of Guatemala’s remittances.

 

Greater Antilles. Seprod Investing will build two LNG power plants in Jamaica; the Dominican Republic’s Energy and Mines Ministry asked to discuss the electricity pact; and every city in Puerto Rico has now regained power.

 

Lesser Antilles. BP is rekindling Trinidad and Tobago’s operations; the Bahamas tourist officials were updated on power plans; and Touchstone published its operational and drilling schedule.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia’s Caño Limón-Coveñas pipeline was halted by explosions; Crystallex won the right to seize Venezuela’s oil refineries in the US; and Guyana may want to verify ExxonMobil’s figures.

 

Central America. Guatemala will restart the dialogue over Sacjá’s hydropower; and the IMF studies the importance of Guatemala’s remittances.

 

Greater Antilles. Seprod Investing will build two LNG power plants in Jamaica; the Dominican Republic’s Energy and Mines Ministry asked to discuss the electricity pact; and every city in Puerto Rico has now regained power.

 

Lesser Antilles. BP is rekindling Trinidad and Tobago’s operations; the Bahamas tourist officials were updated on power plans; and Touchstone published its operational and drilling schedule.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia’s Caño Limón-Coveñas pipeline was halted by explosions; Crystallex won the right to seize Venezuela’s oil refineries in the US; and Guyana may want to verify ExxonMobil’s figures.

 

Central America. The OAS will work on a peaceful solution for Nicaragua.

 

Greater Antilles. Taiwan and Haiti will partner up on a power plant; the Dominican Republic will produce 240MW from renewables; and Prepa may reconsider an offshore gas port.

 

Lesser Antilles. Montserrat may have a third geothermal well; BMR Energy bought a hurricane-damaged solar plant in USVI; and Barbados’ economy is picking up.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. A third drillship headed towards Guyana; Kosmos gets ready for Suriname’s Pontoenoe-1; and Gran Tierra Energy has high expectations for Colombia’s Acordionero and Costayaco.

 

Central America. The OAS will work on a peaceful solution for Nicaragua.

 

Greater Antilles. Taiwan and Haiti will partner up on a power plant; the Dominican Republic will produce 240MW from renewables; and Prepa may reconsider an offshore gas port.

 

Lesser Antilles. Montserrat may have a third geothermal well; BMR Energy bought a hurricane-damaged solar plant in USVI; and Barbados’ economy is picking up.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. A third drillship headed towards Guyana; Kosmos gets ready for Suriname’s Pontoenoe-1; and Gran Tierra Energy has high expectations for Colombia’s Acordionero and Costayaco.

 

Central America. The IDB and El Salvador will finance small and medium enterprises; a contract to operate Guatemala’s pipeline is up for grabs; and El Salvador’s Bósforo is open for business.

 

Greater Antilles. Sherritt restarts work in Cuba’s Block 10; DEG will finance the Dominican Republic’s biggest solar farm; and the Dominican Republic will have 13 new power plants.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad and Tobago will drill for natural gas; Shell’s plans will cut fuel prices in the Bahamas; and Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister and BHP discussed future plans.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia offered a new oil round; and the World Bank awarded Guyana a US$35m loan to support the country’s finance sector.

 

Central America. The IDB and El Salvador will finance small and medium enterprises; a contract to operate Guatemala’s pipeline is up for grabs; and El Salvador’s Bósforo is open for business.

 

Greater Antilles. Sherritt restarts work in Cuba’s Block 10; DEG will finance the Dominican Republic’s biggest solar farm; and the Dominican Republic will have 13 new power plants.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad and Tobago will drill for natural gas; Shell’s plans will cut fuel prices in the Bahamas; and Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister and BHP discussed future plans.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia offered a new oil round; and the World Bank awarded Guyana a US$35m loan to support the country’s finance sector.

 

Central America. Guatemala sent more power to Mexico; and the S&P and IMF are concerned with Nicaragua’s political crisis.

 

Greater Antilles. Siemens designed mini-grids for Puerto Rico; Cuba will soon open its sixth solar park; and Jamaica’s opposition demands an end to the gas tax.

 

Lesser Antilles. Curacao is looking for PDVSA’s substitute; a decision over St. Croix must be made soon; and Grenada’s economy goes steady.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela hopes for higher oil production; Colombia considers a new oil round system; and Guyana’s oil surprised ExxonMobil.

 

Central America. Guatemala sent more power to Mexico; and the S&P and IMF are concerned with Nicaragua’s political crisis.

 

Greater Antilles. Siemens designed mini-grids for Puerto Rico; Cuba will soon open its sixth solar park; and Jamaica’s opposition demands an end to the gas tax.

 

Lesser Antilles. Curacao is looking for PDVSA’s substitute; a decision over St. Croix must be made soon; and Grenada’s economy goes steady.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela hopes for higher oil production; Colombia considers a new oil round system; and Guyana’s oil surprised ExxonMobil.

 

Central America. Japan awarded El Salvador three hydropower centrals.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic opened a new solar park; the PREC okayed renewables projects; and Venezuela keeps sending oil to Cuba.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP found more gas offshore T&T; solar energy is gaining strength in Bermuda; and Shell is looking for a semi-sub rig for T&T.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia’s Cano Limon pipeline is open for business again; two PDVSA’s upgraders will go into maintenance; and SGR Energy plans to buy Colombia’s Swiss Terminal Barranquilla.

 

Central America. Japan awarded El Salvador three hydropower centrals.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic opened a new solar park; the PREC okayed renewables projects; and Venezuela keeps sending oil to Cuba.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP found more gas offshore T&T; solar energy is gaining strength in Bermuda; and Shell is looking for a semi-sub rig for T&T.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia’s Cano Limon pipeline is open for business again; two PDVSA’s upgraders will go into maintenance; and SGR Energy plans to buy Colombia’s Swiss Terminal Barranquilla.

 

Central America. Nicaragua was sanctioned due to human rights abuses; fuels dominate El Salvador’s imports; and Honduras’ Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica will auction 240MW.

 

Greater Antilles. China brought technology for Cuba’s oil production; Puerto Rico slowed the Carraízo Dam project; and Haiti protested higher fuel prices.

 

Lesser Antilles. A broken T&T well spewed oil and gas; Antigua and Barbuda’s government and GreenTech Solar partnered up; and the IMF is hopeful about Trinidad & Tobago’s economy.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol found gas and oil in Cundinamarca; Exxon guarantees systems to prevent oil spills in Guyana; and Trump considered a “military option” for Venezuela.

 

Central America. Nicaragua was sanctioned due to human rights abuses; fuels dominate El Salvador’s imports; and Honduras’ Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica will auction 240MW.

 

Greater Antilles. China brought technology for Cuba’s oil production; Puerto Rico slowed the Carraízo Dam project; and Haiti protested higher fuel prices.

 

Lesser Antilles. A broken T&T well spewed oil and gas; Antigua and Barbuda’s government and GreenTech Solar partnered up; and the IMF is hopeful about Trinidad & Tobago’s economy.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol found gas and oil in Cundinamarca; Exxon guarantees systems to prevent oil spills in Guyana; and Trump considered a “military option” for Venezuela.

 

Central America. Natural gas ships can cross the Panama Canal at night again; Nicaragua’s crisis affected its economy; and T&T’s ANSA McAL will invest in a Costa Rica wind park.

 

Greater Antilles. Sunrun is in Puerto Rico; the DR tries to finish up Punta Catalina; and Cuba’s Cienfuegos Bay is almost clean of fuel residue.

 

Lesser Antilles. T&T and Venezuela negotiated a cross-border gas field; the St. Croix oil refinery will restart by 2019; and Bermuda will enjoy a new solar rebate scheme.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela’s drop in oil production hit India; Colombia’s hydrocarbons boosted the value of its exports; and Guyana has the lowest debt-to-GDP ratio in the Caribbean.

 

Central America. Natural gas ships can cross the Panama Canal at night again; Nicaragua’s crisis affected its economy; and T&T’s ANSA McAL will invest in a Costa Rica wind park.

 

Greater Antilles. Sunrun is in Puerto Rico; the DR tries to finish up Punta Catalina; and Cuba’s Cienfuegos Bay is almost clean of fuel residue.

 

Lesser Antilles. T&T and Venezuela negotiated a cross-border gas field; the St. Croix oil refinery will restart by 2019; and Bermuda will enjoy a new solar rebate scheme.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela’s drop in oil production hit India; Colombia’s hydrocarbons boosted the value of its exports; and Guyana has the lowest debt-to-GDP ratio in the Caribbean.

 

Central America. El Salvador demands the US return a child; and Nicaragua’s oil bill skyrocketed.

 

Greater Antilles. PDVSA’s Russian oil for Cuba was discharged in the Caribbean; the Dominican Republic has not yet signed the Electricity Pact; and the DOE offered suggestions for Puerto Rico’s grid.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas plan for a digital currency; and Belco secured the new North Power Station.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Canacol Energy made a new gas discovery; Kosmos found no hydrocarbons in Anapal-1A; and the World Bank approved US$35m for Guyana’s energy sector preparations.

 

Central America. El Salvador demands the US return a child; and Nicaragua’s oil bill skyrocketed.

 

Greater Antilles. PDVSA’s Russian oil for Cuba was discharged in the Caribbean; the Dominican Republic has not yet signed the Electricity Pact; and the DOE offered suggestions for Puerto Rico’s grid.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas plan for a digital currency; and Belco secured the new North Power Station.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Canacol Energy made a new gas discovery; Kosmos found no hydrocarbons in Anapal-1A; and the World Bank approved US$35m for Guyana’s energy sector preparations.

 

Central America. Central America focuses on natural gas plants and Costa Rica will develop tax reforms.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica focused on renewables and reducing emissions; Prepa was partially privatized; and the sun powers up Cienfuegos.

 

Lesser Antilles. Curacao’s refinery is working at minimum capacity; the Bahamas will start oil exploration; and Bermuda’s solar project will be operational in 2019.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil hit black gold in Guyana…again; Venezuela started shutting down production; and Colombia requested permission to join CPTPP.

 

Central America. Central America focuses on natural gas plants and Costa Rica will develop tax reforms.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica focused on renewables and reducing emissions; Prepa was partially privatized; and the sun powers up Cienfuegos.

 

Lesser Antilles. Curacao’s refinery is working at minimum capacity; the Bahamas will start oil exploration; and Bermuda’s solar project will be operational in 2019.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil hit black gold in Guyana…again; Venezuela started shutting down production; and Colombia requested permission to join CPTPP.

 

Central America. The IMF expects Guatemala’s economy to grow slowly, but steadily; Fitch maintained El Salvador’s rating; and Panama increased its power offer.

 

Greater Antilles. Petrojam is awaiting a response from PDVSA about the refinery; Hispaniola pushes for renewables; and Puerto Rico’s power is under scrutiny.

 

Lesser Antilles. St. Eustatius and Saba bet on renewables; S&P lowered Barbados’ credit rating; and the Bahamians look for a VAT “waiver.”

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil hit the gas on Liza Phase 1 development; Colombia’s vote may compromise oil production; and PDVSA transferred oil at sea and considers refining foreign oil.

 

Central America. The IMF expects Guatemala’s economy to grow slowly, but steadily; Fitch maintained El Salvador’s rating; and Panama increased its power offer.

 

Greater Antilles. Petrojam is awaiting a response from PDVSA about the refinery; Hispaniola pushes for renewables; and Puerto Rico’s power is under scrutiny.

 

Lesser Antilles. St. Eustatius and Saba bet on renewables; S&P lowered Barbados’ credit rating; and the Bahamians look for a VAT “waiver.”

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil hit the gas on Liza Phase 1 development; Colombia’s vote may compromise oil production; and PDVSA transferred oil at sea and considers refining foreign oil.

 

Central America. Guatemala calls for pipeline operators; El Salvador will auction 28MW of renewables; and the IMF trusts Panama.

 

Greater Antilles. Petrojam works on upgrading its refinery, and Puerto Rico’s power is changing.

 

Lesser Antilles. St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia move forward in geothermal energy; Massy Wood gears up for T&T oil and gas development; and Bermuda signed an agreement to build a 6MW solar PV project on St. David’s Island.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela is falling behind on oil exports; Suriname hopes to follow Guyana’s success; and the Caribbean is divided on an OAS vote to suspend Venezuela.

 

Central America. Guatemala calls for pipeline operators; El Salvador will auction 28MW of renewables; and the IMF trusts Panama.

 

Greater Antilles. Petrojam works on upgrading its refinery, and Puerto Rico’s power is changing.

 

Lesser Antilles. St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia move forward in geothermal energy; Massy Wood gears up for T&T oil and gas development; and Bermuda signed an agreement to build a 6MW solar PV project on St. David’s Island.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela is falling behind on oil exports; Suriname hopes to follow Guyana’s success; and the Caribbean is divided on an OAS vote to suspend Venezuela.

 

Central America. Costa Rica disagrees over hydro project; peace talks ended in Nicaragua with four people killed in a protest; and Guatemala keeps an eye on gas stations.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica has high hopes from 3D oil and gas surveys; Alberto hit Cuba; and Taiwan invested in Haiti’s energy infrastructure.

 

Lesser Antilles. Bahamas’ Andros has a new US$50m power plant; Moody’s kept Bermuda’s rating; and BP developed a subsea field.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Norwegian analysts forecast a lot of Guyanan oil; Venezuelan loadings need a premium in the Caribbean Aframax market; and Guyana wants the Caribbean to prepare for oil spills.

 

Central America. Costa Rica disagrees over hydro project; peace talks ended in Nicaragua with four people killed in a protest; and Guatemala keeps an eye on gas stations.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica has high hopes from 3D oil and gas surveys; Alberto hit Cuba; and Taiwan invested in Haiti’s energy infrastructure.

 

Lesser Antilles. Bahamas’ Andros has a new US$50m power plant; Moody’s kept Bermuda’s rating; and BP developed a subsea field.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Norwegian analysts forecast a lot of Guyanan oil; Venezuelan loadings need a premium in the Caribbean Aframax market; and Guyana wants the Caribbean to prepare for oil spills.

 

Central America. A 100MW solar project in El Salvador started operations; Costa Rica bets on geothermal and waste-to-energy solutions; and Guatemala and Nicaragua focus on hydropower.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico has new microgrid rules; Jamaica invests in energy efficiency; and Spain and Cuba partnered up “strategically.”

 

Lesser Antilles. Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire courts lift Conoco’s seizures; the US Virgin Islands plan a hybrid microgrid; and Bahamas and St. Kitts are off of the tax haven blacklist.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Valero increased its Venezuelan crude imports; Ecopetrol and Talisman partnered up in Akacias; and Kosmos will drill a well again in Suriname.

 

Central America. A 100MW solar project in El Salvador started operations; Costa Rica bets on geothermal and waste-to-energy solutions; and Guatemala and Nicaragua focus on hydropower.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico has new microgrid rules; Jamaica invests in energy efficiency; and Spain and Cuba partnered up “strategically.”

 

Lesser Antilles. Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire courts lift Conoco’s seizures; the US Virgin Islands plan a hybrid microgrid; and Bahamas and St. Kitts are off of the tax haven blacklist.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Valero increased its Venezuelan crude imports; Ecopetrol and Talisman partnered up in Akacias; and Kosmos will drill a well again in Suriname.

 

Central America. Guatemala okayed a pipeline; Panamá will have a new wind park; and El Salvador could multiply its geothermal capacity.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica will regulate fuel quality; Cuba wants to attract foreign investors; and the Dominican Republic needs experts to prepare its oil round.

 

Lesser Antilles. ConocoPhillips seized Isla refinery’s products; GreenTech Solar will power up Antigua and Barbuda; and natural gas could be Bermuda’s future.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. The Lima group urged Venezuela to suspend the election; and Maduro bought foreign oil to help Cuba.

 

Central America. Guatemala okayed a pipeline; Panamá will have a new wind park; and El Salvador could multiply its geothermal capacity.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica will regulate fuel quality; Cuba wants to attract foreign investors; and the Dominican Republic needs experts to prepare its oil round.

 

Lesser Antilles. ConocoPhillips seized Isla refinery’s products; GreenTech Solar will power up Antigua and Barbuda; and natural gas could be Bermuda’s future.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. The Lima group urged Venezuela to suspend the election; and Maduro bought foreign oil to help Cuba.

 

Central America. The IDB will fund Nicaragua’s renewables; and EDP got the environmental permit for its power line in El Salvador.

 

Greater Antilles. Total sold its service stations in Haiti; Jamaican drivers still pay for discontinued oil hedges; and Puerto Rico’s utility gained interest.

 

Lesser Antilles. Bahamas is negotiating an oil exploration partnership; and Antigua and Barbuda wants to access the EIB.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ConocoPhillips wants Venezuela’s oil assets; Guyana and Suriname show oil promise; and Amerisur cut Colombia’s production.

 

Central America. The IDB will fund Nicaragua’s renewables; and EDP got the environmental permit for its power line in El Salvador.

 

Greater Antilles. Total sold its service stations in Haiti; Jamaican drivers still pay for discontinued oil hedges; and Puerto Rico’s utility gained interest.

 

Lesser Antilles. Bahamas is negotiating an oil exploration partnership; and Antigua and Barbuda wants to access the EIB.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ConocoPhillips wants Venezuela’s oil assets; Guyana and Suriname show oil promise; and Amerisur cut Colombia’s production.

 

Central America. Costa Rica will auction US$2m worth of solar energy systems; Guatemala’s coffee producers endorse South Korea’s free trade agreement; and El Salvador will hand out LP gas subsidy cards.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic announced an oil and gas contract model; Jamaica is upgrading its refinery on schedule; and the Dominican Republic broke up with Taiwan and turned to China.

 

Lesser Antilles. Bahamian oil exploration is close; Harbor Island may be powered up by summer; and Bermuda is considering how to calculate tariffs.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil found no oil in Guyana’s latest well; and the IMF analyzed Colombia’s and Venezuela’s economies.

 

Central America. Costa Rica will auction US$2m worth of solar energy systems; Guatemala’s coffee producers endorse South Korea’s free trade agreement; and El Salvador will hand out LP gas subsidy cards.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic announced an oil and gas contract model; Jamaica is upgrading its refinery on schedule; and the Dominican Republic broke up with Taiwan and turned to China.

 

Lesser Antilles. Bahamian oil exploration is close; Harbor Island may be powered up by summer; and Bermuda is considering how to calculate tariffs.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil found no oil in Guyana’s latest well; and the IMF analyzed Colombia’s and Venezuela’s economies.

 

Central America. Guatemala and Peru will renegotiate their trade agreement; and Guatemala wants to turn to renewables.

 

Greater Antilles. Dominican solar project found financing; Cuba promotes solar with new net metering; and Tullow Oil finished 45% of the 3D seismic survey in Jamaica.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad & Tobago will get a deal on Grenada’s oil and gas discoveries; BPL justified selecting Shell; and Barbados is looking for auditors.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. GeoPark completed the Tigana Norte 9 well; Venezuelan oil production worsened; and Colombia is considering a new LNG facility.

 

Central America. Guatemala and Peru will renegotiate their trade agreement; and Guatemala wants to turn to renewables.

 

Greater Antilles. Dominican solar project found financing; Cuba promotes solar with new net metering; and Tullow Oil finished 45% of the 3D seismic survey in Jamaica.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad & Tobago will get a deal on Grenada’s oil and gas discoveries; BPL justified selecting Shell; and Barbados is looking for auditors.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. GeoPark completed the Tigana Norte 9 well; Venezuelan oil production worsened; and Colombia is considering a new LNG facility.

 

Central America. The IDB applauds Central America’s Regional Electricity Market.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic has no electricity pact but suffers blackouts; Jamaica plans to buy back Petrojam’s shares; and Puma will modernize Puerto Rico’s service stations.

 

Lesser Antilles. St. Lucia bets on solar and wind; Grenada will develop its gas sector first; and the Bahamas is considering renewing an oil driller’s license.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. CGX will start drilling in Guyana by the end of 2018; Venezuela’s oil production hits a new low; and the US suggests Latin America isolate Venezuela.

 

Central America. The IDB applauds Central America’s Regional Electricity Market.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic has no electricity pact but suffers blackouts; Jamaica plans to buy back Petrojam’s shares; and Puma will modernize Puerto Rico’s service stations.

 

Lesser Antilles. St. Lucia bets on solar and wind; Grenada will develop its gas sector first; and the Bahamas is considering renewing an oil driller’s license.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. CGX will start drilling in Guyana by the end of 2018; Venezuela’s oil production hits a new low; and the US suggests Latin America isolate Venezuela.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s Trelec will bet on six power substations; Costa Rica should bet on solar power; and Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala will auction 77MW.

 

Greater Antilles. New Fortress will build and operate a plant for Jamalco; and Raul Castro’s successor will probably maintain his legacy.

 

Lesser Antilles. Bahama MP is happy with Oban Energies; two LNG giants are after a BPL contract; and the T&T government cannot comment on NGC and CNC’s gas price.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. The IMF criticized Exxon’s deal with Guyana; Norway will help improve Colombia’s oil sector; and Venezuela restored air and sea travel with Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.

 

Central America. Guatemala’s Trelec will bet on six power substations; Costa Rica should bet on solar power; and Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala will auction 77MW.

 

Greater Antilles. New Fortress will build and operate a plant for Jamalco; and Raul Castro’s successor will probably maintain his legacy.

 

Lesser Antilles. Bahama MP is happy with Oban Energies; two LNG giants are after a BPL contract; and the T&T government cannot comment on NGC and CNC’s gas price.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. The IMF criticized Exxon’s deal with Guyana; Norway will help improve Colombia’s oil sector; and Venezuela restored air and sea travel with Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.

 

Central America. Guatemala sold power to El Salvador; Fitch warned Costa Rica’s new government; and the IMF advised El Salvador on taxes.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba will drill deeper in Varadero; an earthquake shook Haiti; and a Jamaican landowner offered to sell land with oil exploration potential.

 

Lesser Antilles. Barbados will start drilling soon; Ecorus won the Saba solar tender; and Trinidad & Tobago’s NGC and CNC finally reached an agreement.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Guyana is protecting the shore with oil spill equipment; Venezuelan oil’s share of the Gulf refineries declined; and ExxonMobil’s contract offers Guyana options for future deals.

 

Central America. Guatemala sold power to El Salvador; Fitch warned Costa Rica’s new government; and the IMF advised El Salvador on taxes.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba will drill deeper in Varadero; an earthquake shook Haiti; and a Jamaican landowner offered to sell land with oil exploration potential.

 

Lesser Antilles. Barbados will start drilling soon; Ecorus won the Saba solar tender; and Trinidad & Tobago’s NGC and CNC finally reached an agreement.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Guyana is protecting the shore with oil spill equipment; Venezuelan oil’s share of the Gulf refineries declined; and ExxonMobil’s contract offers Guyana options for future deals.

 

Central America. AES will update El Salvador’s power; and Nicaragua wants to go almost completely green by 2020.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica received a 3D seismic survey and doubts surround its future refinery; and the Finance Ministry trusts the Dominican Republic’s growth.

 

Lesser Antilles. Repsol gave Seadrill work in Aruba; Guadeloupe and Dominique will be powered by geothermal energy; and Bermuda’s East End will have a new power plant.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol is fighting an oil spill; ENI and Exxon expanded their interest in Guyana; and PDVSA programmed a crude upgrader shut down.

 

Central America. AES will update El Salvador’s power; and Nicaragua wants to go almost completely green by 2020.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica received a 3D seismic survey and doubts surround its future refinery; and the Finance Ministry trusts the Dominican Republic’s growth.

 

Lesser Antilles. Repsol gave Seadrill work in Aruba; Guadeloupe and Dominique will be powered by geothermal energy; and Bermuda’s East End will have a new power plant.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Ecopetrol is fighting an oil spill; ENI and Exxon expanded their interest in Guyana; and PDVSA programmed a crude upgrader shut down.

 

Central America. Guatemala is powered by cane and the IMF finished up in Guatemala.

 

Greater Antilles. Barrick will continue with the DR Rural Power Unit; the PCJ hopes Jamaica will enjoy the benefits of oil; and the Dominican Republic will build a 50MW solar farm.

 

Lesser Antilles. Grenada discovered oil and gas; St. Lucia and Nevis will bet on geothermal power; and Columbus Energy Resources renegotiated the BOLT transaction in Trinidad.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. The US expanded Venezuela’s sanctions; Ecopetrol found heavy crude in Meta well; and a PdVSA oil cargo was released at last in Curaçao.

 

Central America. Guatemala is powered by cane and the IMF finished up in Guatemala.

 

Greater Antilles. Barrick will continue with the DR Rural Power Unit; the PCJ hopes Jamaica will enjoy the benefits of oil; and the Dominican Republic will build a 50MW solar farm.

 

Lesser Antilles. Grenada discovered oil and gas; St. Lucia and Nevis will bet on geothermal power; and Columbus Energy Resources renegotiated the BOLT transaction in Trinidad.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. The US expanded Venezuela’s sanctions; Ecopetrol found heavy crude in Meta well; and a PdVSA oil cargo was released at last in Curaçao.

 

Central America. Nicaragua’s GDP is up, reaching 4.9% in 2017.

 

Greater Antilles. The IMF is disappointed in Jamaica’s economic growth; Cuba’s Nuevitas V thermoelectric unit is running; and the CREES questioned the DR electrical pact’s effectiveness.

 

Lesser Antilles. Touchstone Exploration will drill in Trinidad & Tobago; the sun could power up Bermuda’s airport; and the World Bank will fund Dominica’s geothermal project.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia will offer up new blocks; Curacaoan refinery may get Venezuelan natural gas; and Colombia’s Celsia Solar Bolívar plant is under construction.

 

Central America. Nicaragua’s GDP is up, reaching 4.9% in 2017.

 

Greater Antilles. The IMF is disappointed in Jamaica’s economic growth; Cuba’s Nuevitas V thermoelectric unit is running; and the CREES questioned the DR electrical pact’s effectiveness.

 

Lesser Antilles. Touchstone Exploration will drill in Trinidad & Tobago; the sun could power up Bermuda’s airport; and the World Bank will fund Dominica’s geothermal project.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia will offer up new blocks; Curacaoan refinery may get Venezuelan natural gas; and Colombia’s Celsia Solar Bolívar plant is under construction.

 

Central America. Costa Rica’s inflation went up and Fitch expects 2.5% growth from El Salvador.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic will offer oil auctions; Cuba will enjoy a new solar farm; and Jamaica needs help to dig for its oil.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad & Tobago suffered two oil spills; Antigua debates reducing power tariffs; and a former minister is worried about the Grand Bahama refinery.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela oil production reached a new low; Guyana is reviewing the Oil and Gas Master Plan; and the IMF trusts Colombia’s economic growth.

 

Central America. Costa Rica’s inflation went up and Fitch expects 2.5% growth from El Salvador.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic will offer oil auctions; Cuba will enjoy a new solar farm; and Jamaica needs help to dig for its oil.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad & Tobago suffered two oil spills; Antigua debates reducing power tariffs; and a former minister is worried about the Grand Bahama refinery.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Venezuela oil production reached a new low; Guyana is reviewing the Oil and Gas Master Plan; and the IMF trusts Colombia’s economic growth.

 

Central America. Panamá needs more power; Guatemala received Q18m in power investment; and the IMF will go easy on El Salvador.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica’s oil showed promising signs; Havana Energy will build a second biomass plant; and a solar-diesel system was installed in the Dominican Republic.

 

Lesser Antilles. Petrotrin intends to recover Catshill Field; Aruba looked to the US to discuss Citgo’s refinery; and Dominica is negotiating geothermal energy tariffs.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Guyana found oil (again); a strike at Ecopetrol’s refinery; and Suriname fights Moody’s downgrade.

 

Central America. Panamá needs more power; Guatemala received Q18m in power investment; and the IMF will go easy on El Salvador.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica’s oil showed promising signs; Havana Energy will build a second biomass plant; and a solar-diesel system was installed in the Dominican Republic.

 

Lesser Antilles. Petrotrin intends to recover Catshill Field; Aruba looked to the US to discuss Citgo’s refinery; and Dominica is negotiating geothermal energy tariffs.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Guyana found oil (again); a strike at Ecopetrol’s refinery; and Suriname fights Moody’s downgrade.

 

Central America. South Korea signed a free trade agreement with Central American countries; Canada eyes Nicaragua’s energy; and Fitch believes in Panamá’s investment grade.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba will adopt a single currency; Jamaica found oil onshore; and Puerto Rico is changing its power.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas will have a new oil refinery and storage facility; Barbados will renew its natural gas infrastructure; and Citgo slowed down Aruba’s refinery revamp.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Tensions between Guyana and Venezuela are increasing; Venezuela finally issued the Petro; and Eco (Atlantic) goes after Eco (Guyana).

 

Central America. South Korea signed a free trade agreement with Central American countries; Canada eyes Nicaragua’s energy; and Fitch believes in Panamá’s investment grade.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba will adopt a single currency; Jamaica found oil onshore; and Puerto Rico is changing its power.

 

Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas will have a new oil refinery and storage facility; Barbados will renew its natural gas infrastructure; and Citgo slowed down Aruba’s refinery revamp.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Tensions between Guyana and Venezuela are increasing; Venezuela finally issued the Petro; and Eco (Atlantic) goes after Eco (Guyana).

 

Central America. Trelec opened the Escuintla substation in Guatemala and Panamá plans to transform its power auctions.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico regained power after an explosion; and Crowley and Pivotal extended LNG services in Puerto Rico.

 

Lesser Antilles. Saint Lucia and Finland continued cooperating on clean energies; and Barbados and Guyana may strengthen their trade.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia is considering crude hedges; Venezuela turned to Russia for crude oil; and Guyana announced the location of its oil refinery.

 

Central America. Trelec opened the Escuintla substation in Guatemala and Panamá plans to transform its power auctions.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico regained power after an explosion; and Crowley and Pivotal extended LNG services in Puerto Rico.

 

Lesser Antilles. Saint Lucia and Finland continued cooperating on clean energies; and Barbados and Guyana may strengthen their trade.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia is considering crude hedges; Venezuela turned to Russia for crude oil; and Guyana announced the location of its oil refinery.

 

Central America. The IMF forecasts a good year for Nicaragua’s economy.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba wants help to reach its renewable energy goals and the CDEEE will turn to natural gas for power.

 

Lesser Antilles. Range is happy with its T&T wells and St. Eustatius awarded geothermal licenses.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Total is interested in Guyana’s offshore; Venezuela’s outages helped OPEC; and Colombia needs to expand LPG capacity.

 

Central America. The IMF forecasts a good year for Nicaragua’s economy.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba wants help to reach its renewable energy goals and the CDEEE will turn to natural gas for power.

 

Lesser Antilles. Range is happy with its T&T wells and St. Eustatius awarded geothermal licenses.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Total is interested in Guyana’s offshore; Venezuela’s outages helped OPEC; and Colombia needs to expand LPG capacity.

 

Central America. Guatemala exported more energy to Mexico and El Salvador and South Korea made Moody’s happy with their trade agreement.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba is developing its power; DR distributors need US$800m to recover; and the World Bank okayed a US$15m loan for Jamaican enterprises.

 

Lesser Antilles. A&V failed to get an injunction against Petrotrin; the Bahamas will build an oil containment project; and T&T and Venezuela have almost agreed on the terms for gas supply between the two countries.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. The ICJ will settle the Guyana and Venezuela border controversy; Guyana is considering its domestic demand; and Colombia’s ELN threatened oil and gas infrastructure.

Central America. Guatemala exported more energy to Mexico and El Salvador and South Korea made Moody’s happy with their trade agreement.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba is developing its power; DR distributors need US$800m to recover; and the World Bank okayed a US$15m loan for Jamaican enterprises.

 

Lesser Antilles. A&V failed to get an injunction against Petrotrin; the Bahamas will build an oil containment project; and T&T and Venezuela have almost agreed on the terms for gas supply between the two countries.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. The ICJ will settle the Guyana and Venezuela border controversy; Guyana is considering its domestic demand; and Colombia’s ELN threatened oil and gas infrastructure.

Central America. Costa Rica said no to clean energy investments; Panamá will have two new renewable energy plants; and Guatemala will receive OPIC investment for renewables.

 

Greater Antilles. The Puerto Rico Energy Commission published rules for regulating microgrid development; and the Dominican Republic will have a new power generation plant.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad and Tobago’s upstream is expected to improve; Barbados and Grenada are no longer tax havens; and a Sol Petroleum terminal leaked four barrels.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia’s crude exports are down; Venezuela is working to improve production; and Guyana oil income will coincide with the election.

 

Central America. Costa Rica said no to clean energy investments; Panamá will have two new renewable energy plants; and Guatemala will receive OPIC investment for renewables.

 

Greater Antilles. The Puerto Rico Energy Commission published rules for regulating microgrid development; and the Dominican Republic will have a new power generation plant.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad and Tobago’s upstream is expected to improve; Barbados and Grenada are no longer tax havens; and a Sol Petroleum terminal leaked four barrels.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. Colombia’s crude exports are down; Venezuela is working to improve production; and Guyana oil income will coincide with the election.

 

Central America. Panamá NG Power can continue its gas plant and El Salvador’s fuel prices increased.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba will produce more oil; the IFC financed a wind park in the Dominican Republic; and CARICOM condemns Trump’s comments about Haiti.

                                                                                              

Lesser Antilles. BHP Billiton put an end to further exploration in Trinidad; Barbados’ economy was downgraded; and A&V Drilling plans to file court action.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil will extend its oil drilling in Guyana; Colombian guerrillas attacked a pipeline; and tension increased between Venezuela and the Dutch Caribbean islands.

 

Central America. Panamá NG Power can continue its gas plant and El Salvador’s fuel prices increased.

 

Greater Antilles. Cuba will produce more oil; the IFC financed a wind park in the Dominican Republic; and CARICOM condemns Trump’s comments about Haiti.

                                                                                              

Lesser Antilles. BHP Billiton put an end to further exploration in Trinidad; Barbados’ economy was downgraded; and A&V Drilling plans to file court action.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil will extend its oil drilling in Guyana; Colombian guerrillas attacked a pipeline; and tension increased between Venezuela and the Dutch Caribbean islands.

 

Central America. Belize will not allow offshore oil; Nicaragua suffers high fuel prices; and El Salvador paid more for fuel in 2017.

 

Greater Antilles. Half of Puerto Rico is still without power; the Dominican Republic will call for tenders in the first half of 2018; and the Electric Pact may be signed in January.

                                                                                              

Lesser Antilles. EU will bet on Barbados energy self-sufficiency; and the Bahamas government approved Emera Caribbean’s consolidation of GBPL.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil made a new discovery in Guyana; IDB Invest signed a loan for Colombia’s new hydropower plant; and Venezuela’s parliament said no to oil-backed cryptocurrency.

Central America. Belize will not allow offshore oil; Nicaragua suffers high fuel prices; and El Salvador paid more for fuel in 2017.

 

Greater Antilles. Half of Puerto Rico is still without power; the Dominican Republic will call for tenders in the first half of 2018; and the Electric Pact may be signed in January.

                                                                                              

Lesser Antilles. EU will bet on Barbados energy self-sufficiency; and the Bahamas government approved Emera Caribbean’s consolidation of GBPL.

 

South America’s Caribbean Coast. ExxonMobil made a new discovery in Guyana; IDB Invest signed a loan for Colombia’s new hydropower plant; and Venezuela’s parliament said no to oil-backed cryptocurrency.

Central America. AES Panamá is almost done with Colon’s power plant; fuel prices went up in El Salvador; and Nicaragua will pay more for power.

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic’s Electrical Pact caused a debate over the holidays; Cuba will develop more solar parks; and the CDB announced a US$100m program in Haiti.

Lesser Antilles. Petrotrin terminated its contract with A&V; Grenada asked for energy sector reform; and Anguilla will enjoy a restored power system.

Northern South America. ExxonMobil will start Stabroek production in March 2020; Ecopetrol found light crude in Santander; and Brazil is interested in Guyana’s oil sector.

Central America. AES Panamá is almost done with Colon’s power plant; fuel prices went up in El Salvador; and Nicaragua will pay more for power.

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic’s Electrical Pact caused a debate over the holidays; Cuba will develop more solar parks; and the CDB announced a US$100m program in Haiti.

Lesser Antilles. Petrotrin terminated its contract with A&V; Grenada asked for energy sector reform; and Anguilla will enjoy a restored power system.

Northern South America. ExxonMobil will start Stabroek production in March 2020; Ecopetrol found light crude in Santander; and Brazil is interested in Guyana’s oil sector.

Central America. El Salvador needs to expand its grid; Guatemala got five communities to support a hydroelectric plant; and Meteocontrol and ECOBLITZ will monitor solar energy in Central America.

 

Greater Antilles. The DR’s Monte Grande dam is on its way and Puerto Rico and Germany will look for investment in renewables.

 

Lesser Antilles. Bermuda’s fuel policy is almost ready and Taiwan and the CDB will bet on St. Kitts and Nevis.

 

Northern South America. Canada is getting oil from Colombia; ExxonMobil is prepared for an oil spill in Guyana; and Suriname starts fuel distribution.

Central America. El Salvador needs to expand its grid; Guatemala got five communities to support a hydroelectric plant; and Meteocontrol and ECOBLITZ will monitor solar energy in Central America.

 

Greater Antilles. The DR’s Monte Grande dam is on its way and Puerto Rico and Germany will look for investment in renewables.

 

Lesser Antilles. Bermuda’s fuel policy is almost ready and Taiwan and the CDB will bet on St. Kitts and Nevis.

 

Northern South America. Canada is getting oil from Colombia; ExxonMobil is prepared for an oil spill in Guyana; and Suriname starts fuel distribution.

December 4, 2017 edition- Puerto Rico’s power storage; Venezuela controls oil contracts; and Guatemala’s energy plan.       Last Week in a Minute or Less   Central America. Guatemala launched an energy plan to help the environment; El Salvador signed a trade agreement with South Korea; and Panama suffered higher gasoline prices.   Greater Antilles. Jamaica will have a […]

December 4, 2017 edition- Puerto Rico’s power storage; Venezuela controls oil contracts; and Guatemala’s energy plan.       Last Week in a Minute or Less   Central America. Guatemala launched an energy plan to help the environment; El Salvador signed a trade agreement with South Korea; and Panama suffered higher gasoline prices.   Greater Antilles. Jamaica will have a […]

Central America. Guatemala and Mexico agree to strengthen their free trade agreement; Panama’s oil tender may start soon; and Nicaragua offered to extend renewables tax cuts.

 

Greater Antilles. The DR’s debate over which fuel to sell in service stations continued and the US Department of Energy suggests improving Puerto Rico’s grid.

 

Lesser Antilles. Shell will operate two rigs in T&T; Grenada confirmed it has gas; and BREA agrees with the FTC’s decision on selling a Barbados oil terminal.

 

Northern South America. GEB is indecisive on Promigas; Venezuela and Haiti signed an agricultural and energy agreement; and Ecopetrol plans to expand production.

Central America. Guatemala and Mexico agree to strengthen their free trade agreement; Panama’s oil tender may start soon; and Nicaragua offered to extend renewables tax cuts.

 

Greater Antilles. The DR’s debate over which fuel to sell in service stations continued and the US Department of Energy suggests improving Puerto Rico’s grid.

 

Lesser Antilles. Shell will operate two rigs in T&T; Grenada confirmed it has gas; and BREA agrees with the FTC’s decision on selling a Barbados oil terminal.

 

Northern South America. GEB is indecisive on Promigas; Venezuela and Haiti signed an agricultural and energy agreement; and Ecopetrol plans to expand production.

Central America. Nicaragua will reduce power subsidies and El Salvador’s fuel prices went up.

 

Greater Antilles. US sanctions on Venezuela hit Jamaica’s oil; the Whitefish Energy controversy continues shaking Puerto Rico; and the Dominican Republic bet on storage systems and renewable.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP will resume deepwater exploration in Trinidad; Bermuda asked Belco for a plan; and the UAE funded renewable energy projects in Barbados.

 

Northern South America. Venezuela’s oil production dropped and Venezuela detained 50 PDVSA managers.

Central America. Nicaragua will reduce power subsidies and El Salvador’s fuel prices went up.

 

Greater Antilles. US sanctions on Venezuela hit Jamaica’s oil; the Whitefish Energy controversy continues shaking Puerto Rico; and the Dominican Republic bet on storage systems and renewable.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP will resume deepwater exploration in Trinidad; Bermuda asked Belco for a plan; and the UAE funded renewable energy projects in Barbados.

 

Northern South America. Venezuela’s oil production dropped and Venezuela detained 50 PDVSA managers.

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic will offer an oil and natural gas exploration tender; the IDB and Jamaica signed an energy management loan; and the PetroCaribe Fund in Haiti showed anomalies.

 

Lesser Antilles. T&T gas production turned the corner; Grand Bahama is considering an oil refinery; and Limetree Bay is trying to expand the marine terminal in the US Virgin Islands.

 

Northern South America. Guyana was warned over opportunists in the oil sector; S&P said Venezuela fell in partial default; and Venezuela signed a debt restructuring deal with Russia.

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic will offer an oil and natural gas exploration tender; the IDB and Jamaica signed an energy management loan; and the PetroCaribe Fund in Haiti showed anomalies.

 

Lesser Antilles. T&T gas production turned the corner; Grand Bahama is considering an oil refinery; and Limetree Bay is trying to expand the marine terminal in the US Virgin Islands.

 

Northern South America. Guyana was warned over opportunists in the oil sector; S&P said Venezuela fell in partial default; and Venezuela signed a debt restructuring deal with Russia.

Central America. Honduras received 18 offers for its 820MW tender; El Salvador and Nicaragua paid more for fuel; and Panama’s electricity supply was reduced this year.

 

Greater Antilles. Melbana Energy is moving forward to tap Cuba’s oil; Puerto Rico’s renewable energy companies are reconnecting homes; and Haiti’s President is looking for innovation in the energy sector.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad & Tobago will offer new tenders for oil and gas; Petrotrin’s investigative report was delayed; and Tobago will count on a waste oil plant.

 

Northern South America. The Colombia’s Tigana/Jacana oil field is surprising GeoPark; S&P and Fitch lowered Venezuela’s rate; and PDVSA missed debt payments to India’s top oil producer.

Central America. Honduras received 18 offers for its 820MW tender; El Salvador and Nicaragua paid more for fuel; and Panama’s electricity supply was reduced this year.

 

Greater Antilles. Melbana Energy is moving forward to tap Cuba’s oil; Puerto Rico’s renewable energy companies are reconnecting homes; and Haiti’s President is looking for innovation in the energy sector.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad & Tobago will offer new tenders for oil and gas; Petrotrin’s investigative report was delayed; and Tobago will count on a waste oil plant.

 

Northern South America. The Colombia’s Tigana/Jacana oil field is surprising GeoPark; S&P and Fitch lowered Venezuela’s rate; and PDVSA missed debt payments to India’s top oil producer.

Central America. Nicaragua will strengthen its power sector; El Salvador’s fuel prices went up again, but it saved money on imported electricity.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic is signing the electricity pact; APR Energy is powering up Puerto Rico; and the World Bank approved US$35m for Haiti’s clean energy.

 

Lesser Antilles.  Barbados is trapped between the IMF and a currency devaluation.

 

Northern South America. PDVSA avoided debt default…for a while; Colombian oil producers will no longer deduct royalties from their corporate tax; and Suriname believes its oil prospects are good.

Central America. Nicaragua will strengthen its power sector; El Salvador’s fuel prices went up again, but it saved money on imported electricity.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic is signing the electricity pact; APR Energy is powering up Puerto Rico; and the World Bank approved US$35m for Haiti’s clean energy.

 

Lesser Antilles.  Barbados is trapped between the IMF and a currency devaluation.

 

Northern South America. PDVSA avoided debt default…for a while; Colombian oil producers will no longer deduct royalties from their corporate tax; and Suriname believes its oil prospects are good.

Central America. S&P lowered Guatemala’s rating while Moody’s maintained El Salvador’s; El Salvador will offer a renewable energy auction; and Guatemala is controlling gas stations.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico hired and fired Whitefish Energy and the IMF is happy with Jamaica’s SBA.

 

Lesser Antilles.  BHP discovered natural gas off Trinidad and Tobago and CDB okayed US$325,500 to benefit St. Kitts and Nevis’s geothermal energy.

 

Northern South America. GeoPark announced a new project in Colombia; Ecopetrol and Petronas signed an agreement; and Guyana and Suriname discuss sharing an oil facility.

Central America. S&P lowered Guatemala’s rating while Moody’s maintained El Salvador’s; El Salvador will offer a renewable energy auction; and Guatemala is controlling gas stations.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico hired and fired Whitefish Energy and the IMF is happy with Jamaica’s SBA.

 

Lesser Antilles.  BHP discovered natural gas off Trinidad and Tobago and CDB okayed US$325,500 to benefit St. Kitts and Nevis’s geothermal energy.

 

Northern South America. GeoPark announced a new project in Colombia; Ecopetrol and Petronas signed an agreement; and Guyana and Suriname discuss sharing an oil facility.

Central America. El Salvador opened an auction for fuel supply and Nicaragua will enjoy cheaper diesel.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic is all ears on extraction rules; Puerto Rico will be powered up by December; and EGE Haina placed corporate bonds on renewable projects.

 

Lesser Antilles. Grenada expects results on its natural gas discovery and Trinidad & Tobago suffered an oil spill.

 

Northern South America. Guyana decided against an oil refinery; a Colombian oil deal is rumored; and Venezuela’s elections may bring further sanctions.

 

Central America. El Salvador opened an auction for fuel supply and Nicaragua will enjoy cheaper diesel.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic is all ears on extraction rules; Puerto Rico will be powered up by December; and EGE Haina placed corporate bonds on renewable projects.

 

Lesser Antilles. Grenada expects results on its natural gas discovery and Trinidad & Tobago suffered an oil spill.

 

Northern South America. Guyana decided against an oil refinery; a Colombian oil deal is rumored; and Venezuela’s elections may bring further sanctions.

 

Central America. The World Bank trusts Costa Rica’s economy; El Salvador’s natural gas plant is delayed; and Panama’s bunker sales are up.

 

Greater Antilles. Tullow Oil moved to 3-D surveys; bureaucracy slows investments in the Dominican Republic; and Puerto Rico is looking for options to reconnect.

 

Lesser Antilles. T&T increased royalty taxes and France will propel St. Kitts’ geothermal energy.

 

Northern South America. Venezuela plans a swap with Rosneft and ExxonMobil finished the Turbot-1 well.

Central America. The World Bank trusts Costa Rica’s economy; El Salvador’s natural gas plant is delayed; and Panama’s bunker sales are up.

 

Greater Antilles. Tullow Oil moved to 3-D surveys; bureaucracy slows investments in the Dominican Republic; and Puerto Rico is looking for options to reconnect.

 

Lesser Antilles. T&T increased royalty taxes and France will propel St. Kitts’ geothermal energy.

 

Northern South America. Venezuela plans a swap with Rosneft and ExxonMobil finished the Turbot-1 well.

Central America. El Salvador will have ten new solar projects; Panamá cancelled solar plants’ licenses; and Nicaragua will upgrade its power system.

 

Greater Antilles. Energy and tax policies are needed for Jamaica’s LNG; the Dominican Republic auctioned a PPA; and ExxonMobil likes the DR’s oil and gas regulations.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP Billiton stopped T&T offshore exploration; ExxonMobil got lucky again in Guyana; and Trinidad & Tobago will get gas through Dragon field.

 

Northern South America. Shell removed American citizens from the Dragon project in Venezuela and Suriname will invest in electricity distribution.

Central America. El Salvador will have ten new solar projects; Panamá cancelled solar plants’ licenses; and Nicaragua will upgrade its power system.

 

Greater Antilles. Energy and tax policies are needed for Jamaica’s LNG; the Dominican Republic auctioned a PPA; and ExxonMobil likes the DR’s oil and gas regulations.

 

Lesser Antilles. BHP Billiton stopped T&T offshore exploration; ExxonMobil got lucky again in Guyana; and Trinidad & Tobago will get gas through Dragon field.

 

Northern South America. Shell removed American citizens from the Dragon project in Venezuela and Suriname will invest in electricity distribution.

Central America. Panamá is working on diversifying power and Nicaragua slowed down on renewables.

 

Greater Antilles. The Petrojam refinery modernization was postponed; the Dominican Republic plans a new contractual regime for oil and gas; and it will take months for Puerto Rico’s transmission grid to recover.

 

Lesser Antilles. S&P warned Barbados over a possible downgrade; Total is interested in exploring Guyana; and T&T plans to route natural gas through NGC.

 

Northern South America. Venezuela is investigating PDVSA’s embezzlement and PDVSA said the “US blockade” will not affect its friendship with China.

Central America. Panamá is working on diversifying power and Nicaragua slowed down on renewables.

 

Greater Antilles. The Petrojam refinery modernization was postponed; the Dominican Republic plans a new contractual regime for oil and gas; and it will take months for Puerto Rico’s transmission grid to recover.

 

Lesser Antilles. S&P warned Barbados over a possible downgrade; Total is interested in exploring Guyana; and T&T plans to route natural gas through NGC.

 

Northern South America. Venezuela is investigating PDVSA’s embezzlement and PDVSA said the “US blockade” will not affect its friendship with China.

Central America. Belize’s APBEL ends its agreement with Venezuela’s PDVSA; Honduras is ready for an international 820MW bidding; and MEM okayed the third extension for Trecsa.

 

Greater Antilles. Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico in the dark while Cuba got its power back.

 

Lesser Antilles. Barbuda will go green and Barbados is concerned over regional oil and gas exploration.

 

Northern South America. Venezuelan is selling oil for yuan and Colombia planned November’s 15-block auction.

Central America. Belize’s APBEL ends its agreement with Venezuela’s PDVSA; Honduras is ready for an international 820MW bidding; and MEM okayed the third extension for Trecsa.

 

Greater Antilles. Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico in the dark while Cuba got its power back.

 

Lesser Antilles. Barbuda will go green and Barbados is concerned over regional oil and gas exploration.

 

Northern South America. Venezuelan is selling oil for yuan and Colombia planned November’s 15-block auction.

Central America. Nicaragua’s fuel prices forecast went up and down again; the Coopelesca plant is losing money; and Honduras and El Salvador suffered an increase in fuel prices.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica goes all in on LNG; Monte Plata Solar’s second phase is ready to start construction; and Cienfuegos power suffered Irma’s wrath.

 

Lesser Antilles. Energy Minister defended Petrojam’s new fuel prices; Petrotin agreed to an energy transparency pact, while being accused of fraud; and T&T programmed natural gas venting.

 

Northern South America. Colombia’s communities are voting against oil projects.

Central America. Nicaragua’s fuel prices forecast went up and down again; the Coopelesca plant is losing money; and Honduras and El Salvador suffered an increase in fuel prices.

 

Greater Antilles. Jamaica goes all in on LNG; Monte Plata Solar’s second phase is ready to start construction; and Cienfuegos power suffered Irma’s wrath.

 

Lesser Antilles. Energy Minister defended Petrojam’s new fuel prices; Petrotin agreed to an energy transparency pact, while being accused of fraud; and T&T programmed natural gas venting.

 

Northern South America. Colombia’s communities are voting against oil projects.

Central America. Guatemala and El Salvador suffered an increase in fuel prices and Central America should develop its geothermal energy potential.

 

Greater Antilles. Buckeye Partners shut Puerto Rico’s Yabucoa oil terminal; the Dominican Republic’s fuel prices are up, but natural gas remained steady; and parts of Puerto Rico will be dark for months.

 

Lesser Antilles. Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda and St Martin hard; Dominica secured funding for its geothermal plant; and Trinidad & Tobago is reshaping Petrotrin.

 

Northern South America. GeoPark made a discovery at Colombia’s Curucucu field and the United Nations accused Venezuela’s government of human rights violations.

Central America. Guatemala and El Salvador suffered an increase in fuel prices and Central America should develop its geothermal energy potential.

 

Greater Antilles. Buckeye Partners shut Puerto Rico’s Yabucoa oil terminal; the Dominican Republic’s fuel prices are up, but natural gas remained steady; and parts of Puerto Rico will be dark for months.

 

Lesser Antilles. Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda and St Martin hard; Dominica secured funding for its geothermal plant; and Trinidad & Tobago is reshaping Petrotrin.

 

Northern South America. GeoPark made a discovery at Colombia’s Curucucu field and the United Nations accused Venezuela’s government of human rights violations.

Central America.

Central America should update the transmission grid and Guatemala ordered a UN investigator to leave.

 

Greater Antilles. AES Dominicana committed to a 20MW energy storage system; the Dominican Republic’s gasoline tax will boost 2018 revenue; and Jamaica will count on a new LNG plant.

 

Lesser Antilles. Guyana and ExxonMobil will build a “strong” relationship; Antigua and Barbuda and Canada strengthened their relations; as did Curaçao and the Dominican Republic.

 

Northern South America. Colombia’s Cano-Limon pipeline was hit and Venezuela’s oil minister became PDVSA’s head.

Central America.

Central America should update the transmission grid and Guatemala ordered a UN investigator to leave.

 

Greater Antilles. AES Dominicana committed to a 20MW energy storage system; the Dominican Republic’s gasoline tax will boost 2018 revenue; and Jamaica will count on a new LNG plant.

 

Lesser Antilles. Guyana and ExxonMobil will build a “strong” relationship; Antigua and Barbuda and Canada strengthened their relations; as did Curaçao and the Dominican Republic.

 

Northern South America. Colombia’s Cano-Limon pipeline was hit and Venezuela’s oil minister became PDVSA’s head.

Central America. Guatemalan PET is behind schedule again; Guatemala could import 300MW from Mexico; and geothermal energy can boost Central America’s development.

 

Greater Antilles. Barbados’ smart energy project reached phase two; the Dominican Republic is discussing a draft for the electricity pact; and Jamaica’s inflation reached 4.4%.

 

Lesser Antilles. Guyana applied to join EITI; Shell focused on Trinidad and Tobago’s development; and ExxonMobil hired Noble to drill in Guyana.

 

Northern South America. Ecopetrol has a new president and the US issued new sanctions on Venezuela.

Central America. Guatemalan PET is behind schedule again; Guatemala could import 300MW from Mexico; and geothermal energy can boost Central America’s development.

 

Greater Antilles. Barbados’ smart energy project reached phase two; the Dominican Republic is discussing a draft for the electricity pact; and Jamaica’s inflation reached 4.4%.

 

Lesser Antilles. Guyana applied to join EITI; Shell focused on Trinidad and Tobago’s development; and ExxonMobil hired Noble to drill in Guyana.

 

Northern South America. Ecopetrol has a new president and the US issued new sanctions on Venezuela.

Central America. Fuel prices shoot up again in El Salvador; Panama’s inflation reached 1.1%; and power subsidies were reduced in Nicaragua.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic handed over energy credentials while certain the electric pact will be signed; Russian and Cuban nuclear energy officials met; and Jamaica and Puerto Rico’s energy will get a makeover.

 

Lesser Antilles. Gas production started at Trinidad and Tobago’s Juniper development and BP updated the country’s gas reserves in the Columbus basin.

 

Northern South America. The Guyana Revenue Authority will monitor exploration companies; CARICOM discussed Venezuela’s political crisis; Colombia moves forward with new oil and gas rules; and Venezuela’s inflation reached 249%.

Central America. Fuel prices shoot up again in El Salvador; Panama’s inflation reached 1.1%; and power subsidies were reduced in Nicaragua.

 

Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic handed over energy credentials while certain the electric pact will be signed; Russian and Cuban nuclear energy officials met; and Jamaica and Puerto Rico’s energy will get a makeover.

 

Lesser Antilles. Gas production started at Trinidad and Tobago’s Juniper development and BP updated the country’s gas reserves in the Columbus basin.

 

Northern South America. The Guyana Revenue Authority will monitor exploration companies; CARICOM discussed Venezuela’s political crisis; Colombia moves forward with new oil and gas rules; and Venezuela’s inflation reached 249%.

Central America. Guatemala cut the ribbon on two new transmission lines; Costa Rica turned down geothermal finance; and Central America is a growing regional leader.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico rejected Excelerate Energy’s contract cancellation; Jamaica is increasing power generation with natural gas; and Cuba inaugurates its second solar farm.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad and Tobago wants to manufacture solar panels; Dominica is seeking geothermal finance; and the Guyana-Suriname Basin is named the second most prospective.

 

Northern South America. Venezuela is out of Mercosur and Colombia issued its first green bond.

Central America. Guatemala cut the ribbon on two new transmission lines; Costa Rica turned down geothermal finance; and Central America is a growing regional leader.

 

Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico rejected Excelerate Energy’s contract cancellation; Jamaica is increasing power generation with natural gas; and Cuba inaugurates its second solar farm.

 

Lesser Antilles. Trinidad and Tobago wants to manufacture solar panels; Dominica is seeking geothermal finance; and the Guyana-Suriname Basin is named the second most prospective.

 

Northern South America. Venezuela is out of Mercosur and Colombia issued its first green bond.

August 7, 2017 edition— Tullow gets a 3d look at Guyana; Loran-Manatee is slow to develop; and a new wind farm in the DR.         Political Economy   The CDB is worried about Barbados’ and Trinidad’s economies. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is concerned over Barbados’ spiraling debt and troubling signs in Trinidad and Tobago’s economy (English). […]

August 7, 2017 edition— Tullow gets a 3d look at Guyana; Loran-Manatee is slow to develop; and a new wind farm in the DR.         Political Economy   The CDB is worried about Barbados’ and Trinidad’s economies. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is concerned over Barbados’ spiraling debt and troubling signs in Trinidad and Tobago’s economy (English). […]

July 31, 2017 edition         Political Economy   The Bahamas’ Central Bank allied with the Commonwealth Secretariat. The Bahamas’ Central Bank signed a memorandum of understanding with the Commonwealth Secretariat to jointly fund technical assistance to modernize the legal framework for the Bahamas’ government debt (English). The implementation of the technical assistance will begin in September 2017. […]

July 31, 2017 edition         Political Economy   The Bahamas’ Central Bank allied with the Commonwealth Secretariat. The Bahamas’ Central Bank signed a memorandum of understanding with the Commonwealth Secretariat to jointly fund technical assistance to modernize the legal framework for the Bahamas’ government debt (English). The implementation of the technical assistance will begin in September 2017. […]

The economies of Cuba, St Kitts, and Nicaragua are picking up. An increase in job gains, incomes and consumer spending is helping St. Kitts and Nevis’ economic prosperity (English). Cuba experienced a 1.1% increase of the gross domestic product in the last six months (Spanish). Nicaragua’s commercial deficit was reduced by 19.6% (Spanish).

 

Moody’s threatened the Bahamas with a downgrade. The international credit agency said it may drop the Bahamas’ Baa3 credit rating based on the negative report produced by the Hubert Minnis administration (English). The government forecast an increase in the debt ratio in the next years and a weak fiscal position.

 

Venezuela fell into a general strike. The Venezuelan opposition called for a 24-hour strike protesting Maduro’s plans for a new constituent assembly (English) (Spanish). Maduro invited the current Caribbean Community (CARICOM) chairman to determine a plan of action to resume the national dialogue (English).

 

Puerto Rico extended its financial emergency period. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló extended until December 31 the commonwealth’s emergency period under the Financial Emergency & Fiscal Responsibility Act (English). The law allows a moratorium on its debt service obligations and aims to increase collections of the island’s room occupancy tax.

 

 

The economies of Cuba, St Kitts, and Nicaragua are picking up. An increase in job gains, incomes and consumer spending is helping St. Kitts and Nevis’ economic prosperity (English). Cuba experienced a 1.1% increase of the gross domestic product in the last six months (Spanish). Nicaragua’s commercial deficit was reduced by 19.6% (Spanish).

 

Moody’s threatened the Bahamas with a downgrade. The international credit agency said it may drop the Bahamas’ Baa3 credit rating based on the negative report produced by the Hubert Minnis administration (English). The government forecast an increase in the debt ratio in the next years and a weak fiscal position.

 

Venezuela fell into a general strike. The Venezuelan opposition called for a 24-hour strike protesting Maduro’s plans for a new constituent assembly (English) (Spanish). Maduro invited the current Caribbean Community (CARICOM) chairman to determine a plan of action to resume the national dialogue (English).

 

Puerto Rico extended its financial emergency period. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló extended until December 31 the commonwealth’s emergency period under the Financial Emergency & Fiscal Responsibility Act (English). The law allows a moratorium on its debt service obligations and aims to increase collections of the island’s room occupancy tax.

 

 

The new US policy on Cuba will be announced in September. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury Department will publish new regulations on Cuba on September 15 (English). Trump signed a memorandum of national security strengthening US policy towards Cuba.

 

Trinidad & Tobago is working on its economy and public relations. Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic agreed to strengthen and expand the trade relations (Spanish). The Finance Minister Colm Imbert clarified Moody’s announcement of billions of dollars in cuts from public salaries this year (English).

 

IMF said Nicaragua may suffer under the Trump administration. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) considers the possible changes in US trade policies a threat to the Nicaraguan economy (Spanish). The US receives 56% of Nicaragua’s exports and is the source of more than 50% of the country’s remittances.

 

Inflation is under control in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic’s central bank reported inflation reached 1.02% in the first half of the year (Spanish). In Nicaragua, inflation reached 2% due to the increase in water, power, gas, and other fuel prices (Spanish).

 

The new US policy on Cuba will be announced in September. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury Department will publish new regulations on Cuba on September 15 (English). Trump signed a memorandum of national security strengthening US policy towards Cuba.

 

Trinidad & Tobago is working on its economy and public relations. Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic agreed to strengthen and expand the trade relations (Spanish). The Finance Minister Colm Imbert clarified Moody’s announcement of billions of dollars in cuts from public salaries this year (English).

 

IMF said Nicaragua may suffer under the Trump administration. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) considers the possible changes in US trade policies a threat to the Nicaraguan economy (Spanish). The US receives 56% of Nicaragua’s exports and is the source of more than 50% of the country’s remittances.

 

Inflation is under control in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic’s central bank reported inflation reached 1.02% in the first half of the year (Spanish). In Nicaragua, inflation reached 2% due to the increase in water, power, gas, and other fuel prices (Spanish).

 

Cuba and New Zealand will strengthen their partnership. Cuba’s Foreign minister and his New Zealand counterpart worked on bilateral relations in the economic and political sectors between the South Pacific nation and the Caribbean island (English). The ties date back to 1999 and both diplomats discussed the importance of developing joint projects.

 

Costa Rica’s foreign investment and Cuba’s economy hit the gas. Direct foreign investment in Costa Rica reached US$811.6m in the first quarter of 2017, a 5.4% increase compared to the same period in 2016 (Spanish). Cuba’s economy performed as forecasted in the first half of 2017 (English).

 

The IDB backed Suriname, the DR, and Guatemala. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) offered a US$40m and a US$50m loan to Suriname and the Dominican Republic, respectively, to reduce budget deficits (English) (English). The IDB urged Guatemala’s congressmen to ratify the US$115m loan to improve the Mesoamerican Corridor, creating 14,000 jobs (Spanish).

 

The IMF ends St Kitts and Nevis’ consultation and warned Barbados. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the economic recovery of Barbados continues, but the country should not forget public finances (English). The IMF put an end on the Article IV consultation with St Kitts and Nevis, noting their moderate economic performance in 2016 (English).

 

Cuba and New Zealand will strengthen their partnership. Cuba’s Foreign minister and his New Zealand counterpart worked on bilateral relations in the economic and political sectors between the South Pacific nation and the Caribbean island (English). The ties date back to 1999 and both diplomats discussed the importance of developing joint projects.

 

Costa Rica’s foreign investment and Cuba’s economy hit the gas. Direct foreign investment in Costa Rica reached US$811.6m in the first quarter of 2017, a 5.4% increase compared to the same period in 2016 (Spanish). Cuba’s economy performed as forecasted in the first half of 2017 (English).

 

The IDB backed Suriname, the DR, and Guatemala. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) offered a US$40m and a US$50m loan to Suriname and the Dominican Republic, respectively, to reduce budget deficits (English) (English). The IDB urged Guatemala’s congressmen to ratify the US$115m loan to improve the Mesoamerican Corridor, creating 14,000 jobs (Spanish).

 

The IMF ends St Kitts and Nevis’ consultation and warned Barbados. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the economic recovery of Barbados continues, but the country should not forget public finances (English). The IMF put an end on the Article IV consultation with St Kitts and Nevis, noting their moderate economic performance in 2016 (English).

 

Tensions in Venezuela are getting worse. A protester attacking an airbase perimeter was shot dead by the military police (English). Days later a helicopter attacked the Supreme Court and Interior Ministry. President Nicolas Maduro labeled it as a terrorist attack while protesters suggested it could have been staged (English).

 

Canada will bet on the Dominican Republic. Canadian ambassador Steve Coté pledged an increase in Canada’s investment, especially in the Dominican Republic’s Export and Investment Center (English). Previously, the ambassador led a visit by the Sunwing airline that showed an interest in investing.

 

The IMF suggested that Nicaraguan seniors should tighten their belts. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) advised Nicaragua to change its pension payment system which is suffocating the Nicaraguan Social Security Institute (Spanish). The suggestion is to end reduced pensions and substitute them for a non-contributory pension for 65-year-old people living in poverty.

 

The Bahamas will cut long waits for investors. The Bahamas government is planning to introduce a “Decision Timeline” to inform investors when they would receive a response (English). The Advanced Tracking System will also help identify the roadblocks in the system and monitor relevant agencies.

 

Tensions in Venezuela are getting worse. A protester attacking an airbase perimeter was shot dead by the military police (English). Days later a helicopter attacked the Supreme Court and Interior Ministry. President Nicolas Maduro labeled it as a terrorist attack while protesters suggested it could have been staged (English).

 

Canada will bet on the Dominican Republic. Canadian ambassador Steve Coté pledged an increase in Canada’s investment, especially in the Dominican Republic’s Export and Investment Center (English). Previously, the ambassador led a visit by the Sunwing airline that showed an interest in investing.

 

The IMF suggested that Nicaraguan seniors should tighten their belts. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) advised Nicaragua to change its pension payment system which is suffocating the Nicaraguan Social Security Institute (Spanish). The suggestion is to end reduced pensions and substitute them for a non-contributory pension for 65-year-old people living in poverty.

 

The Bahamas will cut long waits for investors. The Bahamas government is planning to introduce a “Decision Timeline” to inform investors when they would receive a response (English). The Advanced Tracking System will also help identify the roadblocks in the system and monitor relevant agencies.

 

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