Month: August 2011

Bahamas, China Meet on Infrastructure

 Above: Chinese Ambassador Hu Shan and Bahamas Works Minister Neko Grant (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Chinese Ambassador to the Bahamas Hu Shan met today with Bahamian Works and Transport Minister Neko Grant at Grant’s office in Nassau. China and the Bahamas …

Irwin Stotzky: Haiti, Here We Go Again

 Above: a girl stands in front of her home for persons displaced by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince. (UN Photo: Logan Abassi) By Irwin StotzkyOp-Ed Contributor The news from Haiti is grim. Nineteen months after the devastating earthquake, the future remains …

Limited State of Emergency in Trinidad

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has declared a limited state of emergency along with a series of curfews after the country suffered 11 murders in one day. The measure, which took effect …

LATEST NEWS

 By Gladstone Thurston IICA’s Bahamas representative, Dr Marikis Alvarez (left), farmer Kirk Deleveaux, Edison Key (centre) and assistant general manager for agriculture, Arnold Dorsett (BIS Photo) The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture is continuing its push for agricultural development …

 Global consulting firm Landell Mills has completed a $1.4 million study of the Barbados sugar industry funded by the European Union. The 18-month study, which began in Jan. 2010, contains recommendations for improving the productivity and efficiency of Barbados’ sugarcane …

 Above: El Salvador Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda and Suriname Foreign Minister Winston Lackin By the Caribbean Journal CARICOM and SICA, the Central American Integration Movement, reaffirmed ties between the two regional economic integration bodies following their meeting yesterday in El …

 Above: Atlantis on Paradise Island By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas will host the first Regional Seminar on Tourism at the end of this month, as part of an effort by CARICOM to insulate the integral Caribbean tourism sector …

 By Robert Di Pano United States authorities are now seeking restitution and asset forfeiture from failed OLINT Ponzi schemer David Smith after his 30-year prison sentence for wire fraud and money laundering was announced Aug. 11. US Federal District Court …

 From left) Court of Appeal President Sir John Chadwick, Registrar Audrey Bodden, Justice Ian Forte, OJ, CD, Justice Dr. Abdullah Conteh, QC and Chief Justice Anthony Smellie, QC (Cayman GIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman lawyers bid farewell …

 Above: Transport Minister Mike Henry with Netjets CEO Bill Noe at Ian Fleming Airport (JIS Photo) Jamaica is looking to position the new Ian Fleming International Airport in St Mary as a regional hub for private jets, according to Transport …

 Above: Kosovo (UN Photo: Ferdi Limani) First Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo Behgjet Pacolli said the CARICOM-Central American region, whose leaders are meeting in El Salvador this week, could recognize statehood for Kosovo. “We can confirm to you that we …

 Above: Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour Rudolph Pratt opening the Bain Grants Town Urban Renewal Centre in Nassau in March 2010. (BIS Photo/Raymond Bethel) By the Caribbean Journal staff A controversy has arisen in the Bahamas over …

 Above: From left, SICA Secretary General Juan Daniel Aleman Gurdian, CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque and CARICOM Assistant SG Colin Granderson in San Salvador (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM and the leaders from the Central American Integration System …

 The Jamaican Cabinet has approved the compulsory acquisition of the birthplace of national hero Marcus Garvey, the Jamaica National Heritage Trust announced Thursday. Garvey was born at 32 Market Street in St Ann’s Bay in St Ann. The government made …

 Above: the Four Seasons Nevis Resort (Photo: Caribbean Journal) By Alexander Britell Four Seasons Caribbean Regional Vice President Andrew Humphries has overseen the $120 million reconstruction and renovation of the Four Seasons Nevis Resort, where he is the General Manager. …

 Above: the Chinese embassy in Jamaica COMPLANT, the state-owned Chinese company which acquired the state-owned assets of Jamaica’s sugar industry, is rolling out $156 million to invest in the renovation of three factories and sugar cane fields over the next …

 Above: refugees in Somalia (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo announced his government would grant $100,000 in relief for those suffering from the famine in the Horn of Africa. “It is impossible not to be …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Chairman Dr Denzil Douglas, the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, has charged incoming Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque to devise creative ways to surmount the region’s “crippling” challenges. “The large prints in the sands …