The Weekly Brief: Greater Caribbean Archive

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Central America. China and Panama signed trade agreements.   Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic is powerless facing fuel shortages, but...
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Central America. Guatemala’s oil production dropped 5%; Fitch lowered Nicaragua's rating; and Guatemala published policies on mining and natural resource...
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Central America. The IMF is happy with Belize’s, El Salvador’s, and Honduras’ economic performance.   Greater Antilles. The PCJ and...
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Central America. El Salvador gets 12 power projects ready; and the IMF visited Guatemala.   Greater Antilles. Cuba made an...
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Central America. Costa Rica canceled the Diquís hydropower plant; the IADB will lend US$250m to El Salvador; and Trump accused...
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Central America. Guatemala's grid is expanding, but requires investment; the IMF is surprised about El Salvador’s economy; and S&P confirmed...
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Central America. Panamá NG Power has a second chance for its 670MW project; Guatemala invests big in energy; and Amnesty...
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Central America. Conflict may increase Guatemala's power rates; and the country rejected the "conditions" on aid.   Greater Antilles. Jamaica...
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Central America. Honduras' Los Prados PV plant is up and running; diesel prices hit land transportation in Nicaragua; and the...
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Central America. All eyes are on El Salvador’s renewables; Guatemala hit the brakes on hydropower projects; and Nicaragua's crisis affected...
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Central America. AES started the third phase of the solar plant in La Unión; Guatemala's renewables reach 65%; and Panamá...
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Central America. Guatemala exports more power; and El Salvador will spend more than expected.   Greater Antilles. United Oil and...
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Central America. Guatemala may face a political crisis.   Greater Antilles. Cuba’s Camagüey received an investment in power; and blackouts...
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Central America. The IDB will back Honduras’ transmission system; the UN discussed Nicaragua's crisis; and five companies will compete to...
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Central America. Central America will strengthen its trade; and Moody's sees the friendship between El Salvador and China as a...
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Central America. El Salvador broke up with Taiwan; Panama's LNG plant, the first in Central America, is up and running;...
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Central America. Guatemala will restart the dialogue over Sacjá's hydropower; and the IMF studies the importance of Guatemala's remittances.  ...
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Central America. The OAS will work on a peaceful solution for Nicaragua.   Greater Antilles. Taiwan and Haiti will partner...
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Central America. The IDB and El Salvador will finance small and medium enterprises; a contract to operate Guatemala's pipeline is...
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Central America. Guatemala sent more power to Mexico; and the S&P and IMF are concerned with Nicaragua’s political crisis.  ...
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Central America. Japan awarded El Salvador three hydropower centrals.   Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic opened a new solar park;...
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Central America. Nicaragua was sanctioned due to human rights abuses; fuels dominate El Salvador's imports; and Honduras' Empresa Nacional de...
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Central America. Natural gas ships can cross the Panama Canal at night again; Nicaragua's crisis affected its economy; and T&T's...
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Central America. El Salvador demands the US return a child; and Nicaragua's oil bill skyrocketed.   Greater Antilles. PDVSA's Russian...
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Central America. Central America focuses on natural gas plants and Costa Rica will develop tax reforms.   Greater Antilles. Jamaica...
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Central America. The IMF expects Guatemala’s economy to grow slowly, but steadily; Fitch maintained El Salvador's rating; and Panama increased...
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Central America. Guatemala calls for pipeline operators; El Salvador will auction 28MW of renewables; and the IMF trusts Panama.  ...
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Central America. Costa Rica disagrees over hydro project; peace talks ended in Nicaragua with four people killed in a protest;...
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Central America. Guatemala okayed a pipeline; Panamá will have a new wind park; and El Salvador could multiply its geothermal...
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Central America. The IDB will fund Nicaragua's renewables; and EDP got the environmental permit for its power line in El...
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Central America. Costa Rica will auction US$2m worth of solar energy systems; Guatemala's coffee producers endorse South Korea's free trade...
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Central America. Guatemala and Peru will renegotiate their trade agreement; and Guatemala wants to turn to renewables.   Greater Antilles....
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Central America. The IDB applauds Central America's Regional Electricity Market.   Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic has no electricity pact...
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Central America. Guatemala’s Trelec will bet on six power substations; Costa Rica should bet on solar power; and Empresa Eléctrica...
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Central America. Guatemala sold power to El Salvador; Fitch warned Costa Rica’s new government; and the IMF advised El Salvador...
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Central America. AES will update El Salvador's power; and Nicaragua wants to go almost completely green by 2020.   Greater...
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Central America. Guatemala is powered by cane and the IMF finished up in Guatemala.   Greater Antilles. Barrick will continue...
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Central America. Nicaragua's GDP is up, reaching 4.9% in 2017.   Greater Antilles. The IMF is disappointed in Jamaica’s economic...
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Central America. Costa Rica's inflation went up and Fitch expects 2.5% growth from El Salvador.   Greater Antilles. The Dominican...
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Central America. Panamá needs more power; Guatemala received Q18m in power investment; and the IMF will go easy on El...
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Central America. South Korea signed a free trade agreement with Central American countries; Canada eyes Nicaragua's energy; and Fitch believes...
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Central America. Trelec opened the Escuintla substation in Guatemala and Panamá plans to transform its power auctions.   Greater Antilles....
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Central America. The IMF forecasts a good year for Nicaragua's economy.   Greater Antilles. Cuba wants help to reach its...
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Central America. Guatemala exported more energy to Mexico and El Salvador and South Korea made Moody’s happy with their trade...
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Central America. Costa Rica said no to clean energy investments; Panamá will have two new renewable energy plants; and Guatemala...
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Central America. Panamá NG Power can continue its gas plant and El Salvador’s fuel prices increased.   Greater Antilles. Cuba...
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Central America. Belize will not allow offshore oil; Nicaragua suffers high fuel prices; and El Salvador paid more for fuel...
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Central America. AES Panamá is almost done with Colon's power plant; fuel prices went up in El Salvador; and Nicaragua...
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December 18, 2017 edition- Guyana’s Christmas bonus; El Salvador is going to need a bigger grid; and Guatemala consults on...
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December 4, 2017 edition- Puerto Rico’s power storage; Venezuela controls oil contracts; and Guatemala’s energy plan.       Last...
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December 4, 2017 edition- Ecopetrol goes big; Panama’s oil tenders are coming; and Nicaragua’s renewables tax cuts continue.    ...
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November 27, 2017 edition—BHP is back; PDVSA managers detained; and Nicaragua cut subsidies.       Last Week in a...
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November 20, 2017 edition—Guatemala is getting a 120MW tender ready; Grand Bahama plans an oil refinery; and Venezuela fell into...
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November 6, 2017 edition—T&T will offer oil and gas tenders; solar energy is powering Puerto Rico; and Venezuelan oil is...
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November 6, 2017 edition—Nicaragua will modernize its power sector; PDVSA avoided debt default; and Colombian oil producers face a taxing...
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October 30, 2017 edition— BHP found natural gas in T&T; GeoPark had a great week in Colombia; and controversy surrounded...
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October 23, 2017 edition— Grenada awaits gas discovery confirmation; no oil refinery for Guyana; Puerto Rico’s power will be running...
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October 16, 2017 edition— Tullow Oil moved to 3-D surveys; T&T increased royalty taxes; and France will back St. Kitts...
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October 9, 2017 edition— T&T offshore exploration halted; the Caribbean goes big on solar; and Jamaica needs LNG regulation.  ...
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October 2, 2017 edition— Petrojam’s modernization postponed; the Dominican Republic is into renewables; and Exxon and Guyana plan an underwater...
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September 25, 2017 edition— Colombia plans a 15-block auction; Barbuda will shine brighter; and Honduras opens an 820MW tender.  ...
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September 18, 2017 edition— Colombian voters don’t like oil projects; Petrotrin is accused of fraud; and Monte Plata Solar is...
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September 11, 2017 edition— Yabucoa oil terminal closed; fuel prices up; and Dominica got funding for a geothermal plant.  ...
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September 4, 2017 edition— Jamaica will have a new LNG plant; Colombia's Cano-Limon pipeline was halted; and the DR’s gasoline...
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August 28, 2017 edition— ExxonMobil hired drillship for Guyana; Guatemala’s PET delayed again; and geothermal energy can help Central American...
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August 21, 2017 edition— Eleven companies entered the DR energy contract tender; T&T’s Juniper gas production started; and Caribbean FDI...
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August 14, 2017 edition— T&T wants to make solar panels; Suriname moves to drill Araku; and Colombia issued its first...
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August 7, 2017 edition— Tullow gets a 3d look at Guyana; Loran-Manatee is slow to develop; and a new wind...
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July 31, 2017 edition         Political Economy   The Bahamas' Central Bank allied with the Commonwealth Secretariat....
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July 24, 2017 edition - Statoil and Exxon partnered up in Suriname; Puerto Rico discussed Offshore GasPort; and Moody’s threatened...
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July 17, 2017 edition - Guyana’s offshore is getting busy; Vicini is selling Punta Catalina’s land; and Barbados raised natural...
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July 10, 2017 edition - Guyana’s oil and gas agreements; Dominican Republic’s natural gas plants; and Bermuda’s fuel policy.    ...
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July 3, 2017 edition         Political Economy   Tensions in Venezuela are getting worse. A protester attacking...
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