Month: May 2011

REDjet’s Burns: No Plans to Sue

 REDjet CEO Ian Burns said his company had no plans to bring a lawsuit against Jamaican authorities after its application to operate flights to the island had been delayed. “We’re in business in the Caribbean to work with governments and …

Jamaican Tourism Looks to Latin America

 Jamaican Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett announced that the Jamaica Tourist Board had negotiated deals to bring 10,000 Latin American visitors to the island this year, with airline seats secured out of Brazil, Chile and Colombia. “We succeeded,” Bartlett said. “We …

Bahamas Football Association President Exposed FIFA Corruption

 Bahamas Football Association President Anton Sealey led a group of Caribbean officials who exposed the alleged bribery that took place at a Trinidad-based meeting concerning the presidential bid of Asian Football Confederation President Mohammed Bin Hammam, who has been suspended …

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 FIFA photo Concacaf Secretary General Chuck Blazer has been given two days to explain why he decided to investigate members of the football body. Barbados’ Lilsle Austin, who assumed temporary control of Concacaf after Jack Warner was suspended by FIFA’s …

 U.N. Photo/Logan Abassi The death toll from last year’s Haiti earthquake was between 46,000 and 85,000, a number that is far smaller than the official figure of 316,000, according to a report commissioned by the U.S. government. The report, which …

 Following the suspension of Trinidad’s Jack Warner, CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer has warned that any Caribbean officials involved in a controversial meeting in Trinidad to pay back cash allegedly given at the time. An investigation has been launched into …

 Trinidad Finance Minister Winston Dookeran, the political leader of the Congress of the People party in Trinidad, announced he would be stepping down from his role. Dookeran took the top spot in the party in 2006 after leaving the UMC. …

 Source: FIFA Trinidad’s Minister of Transport and Works and FIFA Vice President Jack Warner is among two FIFA officials suspended by football’s governing body ahead of an ethics probe. Warner, along with Qatar’s Mohammed bin Hammam, the head of Asia’s …

 A growing number of Haitian earthquake victims are under threat of eviction from their refugee camps, with almost a quarter of the nearly 700,000 refugees living in such camps in Haiti in danger of eviction, according to the International Organization …

 REDjet CEO Ian Burns wrote a letter to CARICOM Secretary General Lolita Applewhaite urging a new approach to Caribbean air travel. According to the letter, which appeared in the Jamaica Observer, Burns cited a 2006 World Bank report on air …

 The European Investment Bank By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Joint Action Plan, a collaboration between six leading development banks aimed at bringing the Caribbean out of the downturn, has totaled more than $960 million in commitments to private …

 Photo source: NOAA By the Caribbean Journal staff The Atlantic basin is slated to see an above-normal hurricane season this year, according to the U.S. government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The agency is predicting between 12 to 18 named …

 Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines have formally merged, with the Jamaican and Trinidadian airlines agreeing to create a “larger product which will build capacity and critical mass,” according to Audley Shaw, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance. “It will also allow for …

 Source: FIFA Trinidad and Tobago’s Jack Warner is involved in a bribery probe by officials of FIFA, football’s global governing body. Warner, the president of the CONCACAF federation, a FIFA vice president and Trinidad’s Minister of Works and Transport, has …

 Global oil services firm Fugro will perform a high-resolution seabed survey of the licence areas belonging to the Bahamas Petroleum Company. The company has already performed a two-dimensional seismic program of its licences, which cover 15,676 square kilometers. “We are …

 Jamaican Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Olivia Grange is looking to set up two committees to lobby the U.S. government to pardon Marcus Garvey. It would not be the first such effort; Edward Seaga, former prime minister of Jamaica, …

 Following the news that the United States had cancelled his U.S. visa, Jamaica Energy and Mining Minister James Robertson has resigned, with the future of his involvement with the Jamaica Labour Party in doubt. “I am not stepping down from …

 Jamaican Opposition Leader and former prime minister Portia Simpson-Miller has named a new shadow cabinet, replacing its members with many veterans of her administration in 2007. Peter Phillips, former minister of national security, is now the shadow minister for finance, …