Month: March 2011

Caribbean Video

Nassau's Graycliff: A Caribbean Mecca Becomes a Luxury Empire

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 […]

CJ Politics

Jamaica Set to Vote on Charter of Rights

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 […]


New Ferry Connects Bimini, Miami

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 […]

CJ Interviews

Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace on Bahamian Tourism, Part 2

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 […]

Jamaican PNP to Gov't: Clarify Position on CCJ

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 […]

Byron to Lead Caribbean Court of Justice

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, […]


Wyclef Jean Claims Gunshot during Haitian Election, Police Say Glass Injury

After reports emerged this morning that Haitian singer and onetime presidential candidate Wyclef Jean had been shot in the hand the morning of the presidential elections, police are saying he was injured by glass. “The way I can explain it […]

Cayman to Enforce Libya Sanctions

Cayman Islands Attorney General Samuel Bulgin The Cayman Islands financial industry is preparing for restrictive measures to execute U.N. Security Council and European Union sanctions against a number of Libyan nationals and entities. Cayman’s Attorney General, Samuel Bulgin, who is […]

Golding Testifies before Commission

Prime Minister Bruce Golding began his long-awaited testimony before the Manatt Commission of Enquiry Friday, saying that he was “livid” when the high-powered Washington, D.C. lobbying firm said it preferred to represent the Government of Jamaica as opposed to the […]

CJ Interviews

Richard Lightbourn Talks Bahamian Law, the Privy Council and Foreign Investment

By Alexander Britell Richard Lightbourn is a partner at McKinney, Bancroft and Hughes, the landmark Nassau law firm. Current Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham was a law clerk at the firm, and his predecessor, Perry Christie, committed his pupilage at the […]

Probe into Alleged Raid on Jamaican Solicitor General's Office

Emil George, chairman of the ongoing Manatt commission of enquiry in Jamaica, has asked police to examine the police visit to the office of Douglas Leys, Solicitor General. Despite reports that a raid on Leys’ office in an attempt to […]

Trinidad, Ghana Partner on Natural Gas

Trinidad and Tobago’s state-run National Gas Company has been tapped by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation to supply energy for power plants in Ghana. “NGC is breaking new ground as it is the first state company to be extending its […]


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