Month: March 2011

Guyana, China Agree on Infrastructure, Healthcare Projects

 China’s Assistant Commerce Minister, Li Rongcan and Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett Guyana and China signed agreements yesterday on a series of projects, including transportation, health care and cultural-related initiatives. Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Finance Minister Ashni Singh and …

Bahamas Looking to Capitalize on “Billion-Dollar” Shipwreck Industry

 The Bahamian government is looking to cash in on what, according to experts in Florida, could be a billion-dollar industry with an amendment to the country’s Abandoned Wreck Act. “We are being told it could be a billion-dollar industry if …

Jamaica, Barbados Meet to Discuss Alleged Incident at Grantley Adams Airport

 Grantley Adams International Airport A five-member Jamaican delegation will meet with officials from Barbados today to talk about the alleged incident March 14 in which Jamaican national Shanique Myrie claimed she endured two demeaning cavity searches by a female immigration …

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 After Hurricane Omar hit the island of Nevis and closed the Four Seasons Nevis for over two years in 2008, the resort celebrated its reopening in December 2010, and, more recently, its 20-year anniversary. Caribbean Journal talked to Andrew Humphries, …

 David Smith, who led the failed investment scheme OLINT, will plead guilty to 23 charges in Orlando federal court. Smith, who began OLINT in Jamaican until moving it to Turks and Caicos (where he pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy …

 A Bahamian delegation of public officials and private investors led by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is on its way to Canada to find opportunities for investment in the country, Ingraham announced Friday at a press conference. “I don’t want to …

 The Jamaican Government will raise the issue of an alleged mistreatment of a Jamaican woman by Barbados customs officials, Foreign Affairs Minister Ken Baugh announced. Jamaican national Shanique Myrie claims she was subjected to two demeaning cavity searches, along with …

 As of Sep. 1, Montserrat’s new constitution will go into effect, according to the island’s Chief Minister, Reuben Meade, after five years of debate. “We recognize that many persons would have liked to see more radical changes,” he said. “However, …

 Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush led a Cayman delegation to meet with the United States Internal Revenue Service’s Deputy Commissioner, Michael Danilack, along with other senior officials to discuss implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance …

 A heated battle took place at the Manatt Commission of Enquiry today in Kingston, as lawyers debated the place of lobbyists in Jamaican history. Frank Phipps, attorney for the Jamaica Labour Party, attempted to support the proposition that the practice …

 Anthony Moses Davis a.k.a Beenie Man has been at the forefront of reggae and dancehall music, both in Jamaica and globally, for two decades. His 2000 album, Art & Life, won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album, and the self-proclaimed …

 Prime Minister Bruce Golding and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson-Miller Jamaica’s Parliament passed the long-debated Charter of Rights Bill yesterday, which has been discussed for nearly two decades. The new charter, which will replace Chapter III of the Jamaican Constitution, was …

 On a quiet street in Old Nassau, a 17th-century manor is the home of one of the Caribbean’s most vibrant entrepreneurial spirits. Owner Enrico Garzaroli has turned the former mansion of pirate John Howard Graysmith into a global brand, with …

 After nearly three decades, the Jamaican Parliament will vote today on the Charter of Rights Bill, which would replace Chapter Three of the Jamaican Constitution, which protects “Fundamental Rights and Freedoms.” In order to pass, the bill, which saw its …

 A new 450-passenger ferry will bring passengers between Miami and Bimini in the Bahamas, with service set for launch in June. The ferry, operated by Balearia Ferry Group out of Spain, will take approximately one hour and a half, and …

 By Alexander Britell Earlier this month, we talked to Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace about what trends he had seen in the past few years for Bahamian tourism. We followed up with Minister Vanderpool-Wallace to find out …

 The Caribbean Court of Justice, the court supported by some Caribbean nationals as a pan-Caribbean court of appeal replacing the British Privy Council, has jumped into the news this week as a vote is set to be taken next week …

 Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron will replace the outgoing Michael de la Bastide as the president of the Caribbean Court of Justice, the CARICOM heads of government announced. Byron is currently president of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, …