Month: August 2011

Bahamas Relief Efforts in High Gear

 Above: the International Federation of the Red Cross’ Chiran Livera assists Bahamian Red Cross members loading goods for shipment to Rum Cay and Cat Island (BIS Photo: Eric Rose) Relief efforts by the Bahamas’ National Emergency Management Agency are in …

Report: 20 Months after the Earthquake, a Continued Struggle for Haiti’s Women

 Above: a woman in Haiti after the earthquake (UN Photo: Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Women and girls continue to suffer in Haiti, 20 months after the earthquake that shook the country, according to a report by international …

British Virgin Islands Has Caribbean’s Best Quality of Life: Report

 Above: Scrub Island in BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff A report by the Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence division has named the British Virgin Islands as having the Caribbean’s best quality of life. The report, which ranks what it deems …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Cayman Enterprise City By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands Government has signed a deal allowing developer Cayman Enterprise City the exclusive right to construct, develop and maintain a special economic zone. The company’s project, Cayman Enterprise City, is …

 Above: the CCJ in Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Incoming Caribbean Court of Justice President Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron was one of several of the CCJ’s justices participating in a series of programmes aimed at instructing …

 By Alexander Britell Senator Don Meredith is one of the leading figures of the Caribbean diaspora. A native of Jamaica, Meredith is an ordained minister, and was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 2010. Meredith, who immigrated to Canada in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian art is getting a lift from a new programme from the country’s Public Treasury Department, which announced a plan to recognise and encourage young Bahamian artists and engender a renewed commitment to art in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Above: construction in Haiti (Photo: Clinton Bush Haiti Fund) The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is granting $1.4 million in new funds for three projects in Haiti, including a housing programme, a vocational training programme and …

 Jamaica is working to ensure the survival of the country’s aquaculture sub-sector with several new policies, including the development of a national fisheries policy. New fisheries legislation would create a framework for regulation of aquaculture, according to Agriculture and Fisheries …

 Above: Minister of National Security John Sandy (FP-TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced that the country’s State of Emergency would be extended, albeit with a reduction in curfew hours. “We are considering and indeed …

 Above: racing at Alwyn Kirk (Photo: Digicel) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ government is preparing to introduce a new Sports Development Act aimed at hastening the development of the sporting sector on the island, including its motor racing industry, …

 Above: OAS Assistant Secretary-General Albert Ramdin (Photo: OAS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The time has come for small states and smaller economies like those in the Caribbean to be involved in the delibrations of the G20 economic summit, OAS …

 Above: Minister of National Security Brigadier John Sandy addressing apress conference Saturday. Others, from left: Chief of Defence Staff Brigader Kenrick Maharaj; Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Commissioner of Police Dr Dwayne Gibbs (Photo: GISL Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal …

 The downgrade of the United States’ credit rating by Standard and Poor’s earlier this month could have an impact on the Jamaican economy as part of increased global uncertainty, according to Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter. The BOJ has …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (FP) Trinidad’s State of Emergency continued today, with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announcing that 147 more people had been arrested, 75 of whom were involved with gang activity and eight of whom were related to …

 Above: Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham There was no no loss of life or significant injury to anyone in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Irene, Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said in a statement to the nation today. “This is …

 Above: Jamaican Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett on a tour of Ocho Rios yesterday (JIS Photo) Jamaica’s Ocho Rios has been earmarked for a $21.1 million tourism project, according to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. The project, which will involve …

 Above: US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer announced Thursday the creation of a Florida Caribbean Basin Initiative aimed at combating …