Month: September 2011

Trinidad PM Released from Hospital

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was expected to be discharged from the St Clair Medical Centre at 9AM this morning, according to a release from her office. The Prime Minister had checked into hospital Wednesday …

Guyana, Venezuela Meeting on Sea Shelf

 Above: Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro and Guyanese FM Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2009 (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) Officials from Venezuela and Guyana are meeting Friday to discuss the decision by Guyana to make a claim …

New Cruise Ships Head to St Kitts

 Above: Allure of the Seas (Photo: Royal Caribbean) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts will see 11 new cruise ships make their inaugural calls during the 2011/2012 season, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. The country’s Tourism Ministry …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has suspended hunting season for the calendar year 2011-2012 due to the State of Emergency. The season would have started Oct. 1. According to Minister of Housing and Environment Dr Roodal Moonilal, …

 Above: Ambassador David Devine and CARICOM’s Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM and Canada solidified diplomatic ties today, meeting with the new Canadian Ambassador to CARICOM, David Devine. Devine, who is also the Canadian High Commissioner …

 Above: UN Under-secretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Humanitarian assistance must continue in Haiti, alongside development and reconstruction work, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said today. “The humanitarian crisis in Haiti …

 A bill to establish the Building Act 2011, a sweeping overhaul of Jamaica’s building code, has been tabled in the House of Representatives. The bill would repeal to acts, both of which are more than a century old: the Kingston …

 Above: Ambassador Yu Wenzhe and Ambassador Colin Granderson (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin Larocque met yesterday with Chinese Ambassador Yu Wenzhe, in a courtesy call at CARICOM headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. LaRocque was joined …

 Above: Premier McKeeva Bush (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff After a contraction of 4.1 percent a year ago in the Caymanian economy, Cayman recorded positive growth in the first six months of 2011, according to a report from …

 Barbados’ Agriculture Ministry has been working to apply greenhouse technology to improve crop yields in the country. According to officials from the Central Agronomic Research Station, the organization has been exploring the use of so-called “row covers” in the cultivation …

 Above: PM Stephenson King (UN Photo/Emma Simmons) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister Stephenson King announced he had accepted the resignation of the island’s Minister for Physical Planning, Housing, Urban Renewal, Local Government and the Environment Richard …

 Above: PM Bruce Golding at the UN last year (UN Photo: Rick Bajornas) Jamaican Senator Seeks Digital Parliament Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding did not provide further details about his decision to step down as leader of the ruling Jamaica …

 Above: Patricio Pradel and Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Patricio Pradel, representative of Chile to CARICOM, paid a courtesy visit to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque today at CARICOM headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana today. CARICOM and …

 Above: From left: Amb. Vince Henderson of Dominica and Amb. Donatus St Aimee of St Lucia (UN Photos) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia and Dominica are urging the international community to pay more attention on small island states’ …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian Works Minister Joseph Gilbert is pushing for an increased budgetary allocation for infrastructure projects across Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. “We believe these works are important investments,” he said. “They do not only bring …

 Above: From left, Industry Minister Dr Christopher Tufton and EU Delegation Head Amb. Marco Alemanni Private and public sector stakeholders in Jamaica should commit to measures to effect tax reforms and contain wage increases if it is to achieve macroeconomics …

 Above: Minister Denis Kellman The small business sector is playing a key role in the recovery of the local economy in Barbados, Industry Minister Denis Kellman said at a speech to entrepreneurs in St Michael. Much of that growth may …

 Above: Minister Maniram Prashad and High Commissioner David Devine Guyanese Minister of Tourism Maniram Prashad met yesterday with new Candian High Commissioner to Guyana David Devine. The two officials spoke about the countries’ 45-year-long history of diplomatic relations, and the …