Month: August 2011

Barbados to Swear In New Chief Justice

 Barbados will have a new Chief Justice next Thursday, when 57-year-old Marston Gibson, a lawyer in New York, will take the oath of office at Government House. Gibson was appointed by Barbados’ Governor General on the recommendation of Prime Minister …

Guyana, Canada High Commissioner Meet

 Above: Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo, left, and new Canadian High Commissioner David Devine (Photo: GIA) Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo met with new Canadian High Commissioner David Devine yesterday in a ceremony to present Devine’s letters of credence to the president. …

US Indicts 13 for Virgin Islands Trafficking

 Above: Southern District Courthouse in Miami By the Caribbean Journal staff US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer today announced the unsealing of a July indictment against 13 individuals charged with a narcotics trafficking conspiracy that extended …

LATEST NEWS

 By Alexander Britell Three months after new President Michel Martelly took office in Haiti, the country is still without a prime minister, and accordingly, without a government. Haiti’s political situation has drawn the attention of a number of world organizations …

 Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham addressing the nation yesterday. (BIS Photo) Almost 90 percent of the entire Lovely Bay settlement on the Bahamian island of Acklins. The island was beaten by 90 to 100 mile-an-hour winds, with homes completely …

 Above: flooding during Hurricane Irene (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irene has left Haiti relatively unscathed, with the storm losing its capacity to threaten Haiti. There was only isolated damage from flooding, and no serious emergencies in …

 Above: Dr Gladstone Hutchinson, center, said the mining industry had outperformed all sectors (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican economy grew by 1.5 percent during the second quarter of this year, led by growth in mining, hospitality, agriculture …

 Above: Grenada Ambassador Stephen Fletcher and ICC President Sang-Hyun Song (UN Photo) Three months after Grenada deposited its instrument of accession to the Rome Statute, the country joined the International Criminal as a new state party. The domestic Grenadian statute …

 Following the completion of an EU-funded study of the Barbadian sugar industry, Agriculture Minister Dr David Estwick said there is every possibility the industry can be profitable, in part by diversifying its sugar product to include ethanol. Sugar officials from …

 Above: Trinidad Police (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad arrested 117 people between 6PM yesterday and 8AM this morning, including 56 gang members, and 48 people arrested for drug crimes, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan announced today. That followed the …

 Above: cholera treatment in Haiti (UN Photo: Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff An article released yesterday in the online medical journal mBio found that Haiti’s cholera originated in Nepal, a claim first reported in a study by the …

 By Alexander Britell Jamaican strongman Christopher Coke’s motion to exclude wiretap evidence taken against him in Jamaica has been denied in US Federal Court. Coke is alleged to have controlled the Tivoli Gardens area in Kingston since the early 1990s …

 Above: Rio de Janeiro (Photo: Savoia Imoveis) Last June marked the inaugural flight between Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bridgetown, Barbados — the beginning of strengthening cultural and economic relations between the two countries. That flight, which used to be a …

 Above: a sugar mill in the 17th century (Photo: www.matthewparker.co.uk) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean was built largely on the success of its sugar crop — and the story of the success and decline of “white gold,” and the wide-ranging …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s limited State of Emergency continued today, with the government announcing the arrest of 22 gang leaders and members in a police exercise in East Port of Spain Tuesday afternoon. “We are in this together,” …

 As University of Miami School of Law Professor and former Aristide advisor Irwin Stotzky wrote in the Caribbean Journal today, the first 100 days of Michel Martelly’s presidency have been a struggle, with Haitian lawmakers twice rejecting choices by Martelly …

 Above: Minister of National Security Brigadier John Sandy with TTDF forces earlier this year (Photo: TIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s limited State of Emergency, declared Sunday night after 11 murders in one day in the country, includes several …

 Above: Major General Antony Anderson, JDF, left, and Deputy Chief of China’s Foreign Affairs Office, Major General Jia Xiaoning (JIS Photo) The Chinese government is providing $1.1 million in military aid to Jamaica, one of the most significant military aid …