Month: October 2011


Guyana Chamber of Commerce President Komal Ramnauth Talks Business

Above: the Takutu river bridge linking Guyana and Brazil (Photo: GINA) By Alexander Britell Guyana, which is one of three non-island members of CARICOM, has seen strong economic growth of late as it works to pull out from the downturn. […]


Fonkoze COO Joins Haiti Central Bank

By the Caribbean Journal staff Georgette Jean-Louis, the Chief Operating Officer of Fonkoze, a Haitian microfinance institution, has been named to the board of the country’s central bank, the Bank of the Republic of Haiti. Jean-Louis, who has worked in […]

CJ Interviews

Talking China with World Bank Lead Caribbean Economist Auguste Kouame

Above: the Chinese embassy in Kingston By Alexander Britell China’s involvement – and influence – in the Caribbean region has grown rapidly over the last several years – from the construction of new national sports stadiums to large-scale infrastructure projects. […]

St Kitts and Nevis Looks at Agro-Tourism

By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas got his first look at a proposed Agro-Tourism project in St Kitts Sir Gilles area, a 20-acre farm which would incorporate green agriculture, green energy and green […]

Holness Names New Jamaican Cabinet

Above: Jamaica’s new cabinet (not pictured: Arthur Williams, Horace Chang) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has named his new cabinet, preserving much of his predecessor’s group but making some changes of his own. The full […]

New Tourism Ambassador for Antigua

Above: Anna Maria Horsford By the Caribbean Journal staff Award-winning actress Anna Maria Horsford, who was born in New York to Antiguan parents, will be Antigua’s newest tourism ambassador. The position was created by Antigua’s Ministry of Tourism in 2007. […]

Op-Ed: Developing the Right Small Business Act for the Bahamas

Above: Bay Street in Nassau (CJ Photo) By Mark A Turnquest Op-Ed Contributor After my organization hosted the country’s first Small Business Summit in 2009, it was evident that the Bahamas needed a national strategic plan for the development of […]

Talking Reggae with I Wayne

Jamaican native I Wayne has taken a versatile path to the top of reggae, mastering both reggae and dancehall rhythms, and sometimes a fusion of the two. His newest album, Life Teachings, debuted at #5 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. […]

Bahamas, China Sign Abaco Contract

The Bahamas and the China Harbour Engineering Company have signed a $40 million contract for the construction of a bridge and port in North Abaco. The project entails the design and construction of what will be called the Little Abaco […]


In Cayman, Help for an Old Artist's Home

Above: Mind’s Eye (Photo: WMF) In Cayman, Help for an Old Artist’s Home By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman’s government has committed to restoring the home of internationally renowned artist Gladwyn Bush, better known as Miss Lassie, who died in […]

Caribbean Statisticians Meet in Belize

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s statisticians are holding fort for three days in Belize City this week, aiming to harmonise statistical systems within the region. “Statistics are at the very heart of almost everything we do,” said Dr […]

Rowe: Holness, Nine-Day Wonder?

Above: National Security Minister Sen. Dwight Nelson, Finance Minister Audley Shaw and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Photo: OPM Jamaica) By David P Rowe Op-Ed Contributor In 1554, Lady Jane Grey was, for nine days, Queen of England before her […]


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