Month: October 2011

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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

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

 Above: Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd (Photo: Australian Gov.) By the Caribbean Journal staff Australia and CARICOM pledged to build on a growing partnership today, in a bit to address development challenges in the Caribbean. The two parties were in …

 Above Jamaican PM Andrew Holness (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he will engage Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller in dialogue aimed at dismantling Jamaica’s garrison communities from the political landscape. Holness, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Doing business is easier in St Lucia than anywhere else in CARICOM, according to the 2012 Doing Business report from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. St Lucia was ranked 52nd in the …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhD US President Barack Obama became the virtual embodiment of successful use of social networks like YouTube, Twitter and the then-still-alive My Space by a politician. Today, every politician dreams of millions of Facebook friends and hundreds …

 St Kitts and Nevis’ newly-formed Delta Squad crime-fighting force is getting a boost from the federation’s Customs and Excise Department, along with the private TDC Group. TDC and the Customs Department are splitting a new bus for the force, along …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There is increased seismic activity around the Leeward Islands, according to the Seismic Research Centre in Trinidad. The Eastern Caribbean is a seismically active area, and the Unit said there was no need to panic …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Education Minister Andrew Holness was sworn in today as the country’s new Prime Minister, taking over for Bruce Golding, who officially stepped down after more than four years in power. “I have accepted the …

 Above: Nevis Peak, the site of a geothermal project (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean must strive to develop and expand green energy initiatives, OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin urged yesterday at a conference in Suriname. …

 Above: Bahamian Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas and China strengthened their already-close relations in a meeting this week in Nassau. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang …

 Following news that Barbados and Panama were “on the verge” of an airlift agreement, Barbados Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy held “extensive” talks with COPA Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron this week in Panama. After emerging from the talks, Sealy said …

 By Alexander Britell (Photos: CJ) Since his first album, Lakou Trankil, in 2005, Haitian singer Belo has seen his star soar, finding a global following for his mix of  traditional Haitian, jazz and reggae styles. Belo, whose real name is …

 Above: Photo courtesy of TGISL By the Caribbean Journal staff Following its naming as the World’s Best Tourist Destination this week by the European Union Council on Tourism and Trade, Trinidad continued its success on the world stage, with the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Approximately 32 parties have indicated interest in contesting Guyana’s national and regional elections Nov. 28, although the number may fall, according to Dr Steve Surujbally, chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. Oct. 27 has been …