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OAS Urges Haiti to Hold Elections

August 28, 2014 | 5:10 pm | 0 Comment

OAS Urges Haiti to Hold Elections

Above: the OAS Permanent Council in session (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States' Permanent Council has adopted a declaration urging Haiti's government to hold long-delayed legislative and municipal elections by the end of this year. The OAS declaration called on Haiti's three branches of government to more...

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Jamaica Agriculture Minister Dies

August 28, 2014 | 1:37 pm | 0 Comment

Jamaica Agriculture Minister Dies

Above: (left) Former Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke in 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke passed away on Thursday morning, the government announced in a statement. Clarke died in hospital where he had completed a surgery, the government said. Clarke had served eight different terms in Jamaica's Parliament, having more...

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Antigua, China Agree on $32.6 Million Assistance Package

August 28, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Antigua, China Agree on $32.6 Million Assistance Package

Above: Antigua PM Gaston Browne in China (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda and China have agreed on a $32.6 million assistance package, Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced. According to Browne, who is currently on an official visit to China, said he had negotiated the deal following a "frank and detailed discussion" with more...

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St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Heads to Samoa

August 28, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Heads to Samoa

Above: Samoa By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Dr James Fletcher will be visiting Samoa for the upcoming third International UN Small Island Developing States Conference. Fletcher's visit will be financed by the government of Taiwan. The conference aims to determine how much progress has been made since the Barbados more...

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IMF: Grenada Economic Recovery “Slowly Taking Hold”

August 27, 2014 | 4:32 pm | 0 Comment

IMF: Grenada Economic Recovery “Slowly Taking Hold”

Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has made a strong start in implementing its new IMF programme, the fund said following the completion of its first review of its programme with the country. The programme was approved in June for a total amount of $21.7 million. "The economic recovery is slowly taking hold and the growth outlook more...

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This Is the New Villa at Turks and Caicos’ Amanyara Resort

August 27, 2014 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

This Is the New Villa at Turks and Caicos’ Amanyara Resort

Above: the new villa at the Amanyara resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Amanyara Resort in Turks and Caicos has added a brand-new villa, Amanresorts announced. The six-bedroom beachside property has a total of 14,450 square feet, twice the size of the property's existing 20 four and five-bedroom villas. The new villa, which can accommodate up to 12 more...

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Grand Bahama’s Grand Lucayan Resort Names New Sales Manager

August 27, 2014 | 1:11 pm | 0 Comment

Grand Bahama’s Grand Lucayan Resort Names New Sales Manager

Above: the Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grand Lucayan Bahamas has named Patricia Bradley its new national sales manager. Bradley, who will be based in Florida, will work to "develop effective strategies with a focus on the U.S. market and manage sales initiatives for both group and leisure business," the resort more...

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Rum Journal: The Signature Cocktail at the Atlantis Resort’s Moon Club

August 27, 2014 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: The Signature Cocktail at the Atlantis Resort’s Moon Club

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor In the Bahamas, the Atlantis resort’s Moon Club has a signature cocktail, appropriately named the Moon Club Mojito. The libation isn’t lunar-themed, however; it’s a reference to the Moon jellyfish that float dreamily in a tank spanning the length of the bar in the plush casino club. All the same, if you make yours more...

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Island Bites: Eating Fried Fish at Jamaica’s Hellshire Beach

August 27, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Island Bites: Eating Fried Fish at Jamaica’s Hellshire Beach

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon IT'S THE Sunday-morning ritual every Kingstonian loves: venturing out of the capital to Hellshire Beach. But the point of the pilgrimage to this St Catherine strip about 30 minutes from the capital isn’t sun, sea and sand. Rather, it’s all about the fish. A string of rustic fish shacks line the caramel strand here, each with more...

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Caribbean Begins Recovery Efforts After Tropical Storm Cristobal

August 26, 2014 | 3:28 pm | 0 Comment

Caribbean Begins Recovery Efforts After Tropical Storm Cristobal

Above: recovery work in Turks and Caicos (Photo: OPTCI) By the Caribbean Journal staff The northern Caribbean region is beginning recovery efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Cristobal. The storm caused damage in several parts of the region, including the Turks and Caicos, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and the deaths of at least five people across the more...

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