Month: July 2011

Caribbean Airlines Team Heads to Guyana to Probe Runway Crash

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines Chairman George Nicholas has led a team of senior airline officials to Guyana after a flight from Trinidad crashed on the runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Flight BW 523, a Boeing 737-800, …

Beenie Man Regains United States Visa

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican reggae star Beenie Man has regained his United States visa, he announced today in a release. According to a spokesperson, Beenie Man, whose real name is Moses David, said he re-affirmed his “commitment to …

UN: Politics, Aid Challenges Hurt Haiti

 Above: debris-clearing in Haiti (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Haiti has seen improvements, aid coordination in the country remains a challenge, and the inability of Haiti’s political leaders to form a government has presented a challenge, according …

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 Above: Bahamas Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Bahamian Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest called for the world’s larger democracies to help island democracies like the Bahamas in the battle against piracy, illegal drug trafficking and …

 Above: UN peacekeepers in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) CARICOM has expressed concern over what it sees as a decrease in United Nations representation int he Caribbean. Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, the acting secretary-general, called for a stronger UN presence in the …

 Above: St Kitts viewed from Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund has approved a three-year Stand-By Arrangement for $84.5 million with St Kitts and Nevis, in a bid to support the federation’s economic program …

 Barbados is seeking to tap the growing tourist market in China. Barbadian Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and two of his ministers met yesterday with a visiting Chinese resident, Dionne Holder, a Barbadian who resides in Beijing. Holder is part of …

 Above: From left: Industry, Investment and Commerce State Minister, Hon. Michael Stern and Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr Christopher Tufton (right), at his New Kingston offices, Tuesday. (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A controversy is growing …

 Many Chinese firms have chosen to create shell companies in the Cayman islands in order to control businesses back in China, according to the Wall Street Journal. Because they are in Cayman, they can issue American depository receipts that trade …

 Above: Trinidad Minister of National Security John Sandy at Chaguaramas in February (Photo: TIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Trinidad signed two cooperation agreements yesterday with the Organization of American States to strengthen information on public security …

 Above: Dr Leslie Ramsammy (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-formed Caribbean Regional Public Health Agency is moving ahead after its legal establishment at the Heads of Government Meeting in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis at the beginning …

 Above: Tadahito Yamaguchi, first secretary, Embassy of Japan in Jamaica and Ambassador Joshua Sears, director-general at the Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) The governments of the Bahamas and Japan exchanged their notes yesterday on the two countries’ …

 Above: Minister of Industry Dr Christopher Tufton (JIS Photo) There still issues for the Jamaican government to adjust as it seeks to expand the country’s manufacturing sector, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Dr Christopher Tufton said. “It’s a challenge, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Acting CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, who will soon be replaced by new permanent Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque, called for donors to help the region’s private sector in a speech at the opening of the Second …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (TIS Photo) Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has expressed confidence that there will be no general national strike, following meetings with labour leaders yesterday. There have been ongoing negotiations between the government and labour unions, …

 The $150 million Palmyra Resort and Spa in Rose Hall, Jamaica, has been placed in receivership by local banks, according to sources. National Commercial Bank, likely the hotel’s largest creditor, is owed $88 million in financing. Kenneth Tomlinson, the CEO …

 Above: Grenada’s Parliament Parliament has passed an insurance amendment act 2011 which seeks to change certain provisions of the Insurance Act 2010, highlighted by a broadening of the definition of “local company.” The amended law will require that the principal …

 Above: 70 percent of Haitians have no electricity (UN Photo: Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank announced it would be giving Haiti a $35 million grant to support the country’s electricity sector and the management …