Month: October 2011

Antigua Expands Computer Access Drive

 Above: a new Community Computer Access Centre (Photo: ABG) Following a week-long “digital village” in Antigua, the country’s government is expanding a programme aimed at improving acess to technology. The so-called Technology for Communication, Education and Empowerment Programme will open …

UN Security Council Holds Elections, but No Caribbean Candidate

 Above: the UN Security Council (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nine countries are campaigning for elections tomorrow to decide the five non-permanent seats on the Security Council during 2012-13. While the Latin America and Caribbean region will have …

In the Bahamas, a Fresh Look at Art

 By Alexander Britell Just off Nassau’s East Street North, in a place known more for tax than talent, a new generation of Bahamian artists is getting its chance to be seen. The once-bare walls and open spaces of the Bahamas’ …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Finance Minister Christopher Sinckler (Photo: BGIS) Joel Branski, the Inter-American Development Bank’s local representative for Barbados, met with Barbadian Finance Minister Christopher Sinckler today in St Michael, discussing a series of projects currently ongoing in the country. “I am …

 Barbados and Panama are “on the verge” of cementing air links between the two countries, according to Industry Minister Denis Kellman. Kellman was speaking at the official opening ceremony of Barbados’ trade mission in Panama. The Minister said officials had …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Several would-be hotel investors in Jamaica are interested in adding casinos to their properties, but it is a process that Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett said would require strict adherence to existing criteria. “All that have …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Union Council on Tourism on Trade has named Trinidad and Tobago the World’s Best Tourist Destination for 2012, it announced today. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar accepted the award on behalf of the country. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of Guyanese artists are calling for priority attention at the national and regional levels to the development of arts and culture in the Caribbean. The group, which met at the CARICOM Secretariat recently, …

 By Alexander Britell From Dominica to Jamaica, the Caribbean’s green energy movement has made significant strides over the last several years. But for those in the British Virgin Islands, going green can be a bit more difficult. Despite growing support …

 Above: IFC Headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Finance Corporation, a division of the World Bank, and Barbados National Bank have launched the Caribbean SME Toolkit in Barbados today, bringing the country an online guide for small- and …

 By Alexander Britell Simply put, Nassau’s Graycliff is one of the elite restaurants in the Caribbean, and a unique culinary experience — indeed, it was the first five-star restaurant in the region. At its helm is Executive Chef and Grand …

 Above: Steve Jobs (Photo: Apple) By Royann Dean The death of Steve Jobs struck a nerve in the global community. In my lifetime, I cannot recall anyone who has been showered with such praise from so many different parts of …

 Above: PM Bruce Golding By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding will formally resign on Sunday, Oct. 23, when Education Minister Andrew Holness will be sworn in as Jamaica’s next Prime Minister, his office said in statement. …

 Above: the Antiguan Parliament (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Lower House of Parliament passed the Revised Treaty of Basseterre yesterday, establishing the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Economic Union Act 2011. The revised treaty creates a single …

 Above: the Port of Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Revenue at the Kingston Container Terminal has doubled from just under $70 million to approximately $140 million since 2004, according to a report by Dr Alwin Hales, Permanent Secretary in …

 Above: downtown Nassau (Photo: CJ) Jim McLay, the non-resident Ambassador of New Zealand and Bahamian Environment Minister Dr Earl Deveaux discussed the subject of regional gun control, among other issues, in a courtesy call today in Nassau. The two countries …

 Above: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos and Haitian President Michel Martelly (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By Ilio Durandis At least since 2009, Haitian politicians have taken deep pride in saying that Haiti is open for business. I remember back in the …

 Above: Samuel Hinds and Donald Ramotar (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese Prime Minister Samuel Hinds will stay on as the People’s Progressive Party candidate for Prime Minister in the upcoming election in November, Presidential Candidate Donald Ramotar …