Month: October 2011

Interview with Gordon “Butch” Stewart

 Above: Gordon “Butch” Stewart (Photo: CJ) By Alexander Britell Gordon “Butch” Stewart is one of Jamaica’s leading businessmen and a pioneer in the hospitality industry. Stewart is the chairman or owner of more than a dozen companies, including Sandals, Beaches …

Anguilla Chamber of Commerce President Keithley Lake Talks Business

 Above: the Viceroy Anguilla By Alexander Britell While Anguilla saw a wave of luxury resort development during the economic boom in the middle of the decade, like the rest of the Caribbean it was hurt by the economic downturn. Some …

Barbados Looking to Central America

 Above: Panama City, San Jose and Bridgetown Following the lead of a number of Caribbean countries, Barbados is looking south to improve its economy. Two Central American countries, Panama and Costa Rica, will be the sites of a diplomatic and …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean businesses need to innovate and diversify their operations, instead of folding and breaking, according to Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of …

 Above: Goldeneye in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotels will receive a boost from the Inter-American Development Bank, which is granting $2 million to help the tourism sector in eight regional countries improve their energy efficiency. The four-year …

 Above: PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo Courtesy TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad is looking to step up its crime fight, with legislation aimed at dealing with the increasing problem of gun violence. The country has an unfortunate geographic position …

 Above: Julissa Reynoso, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America, the Caribbean and Cuba with the US State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (Photo: US State Department) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean will receive an injection of $77 …

 Above: Brazilian peacekeepers in Haiti (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of its peacekeeping force in Haiti for another year, but cut the number of troops by 2,500. In …

 Classically-trained singer Naomi Taylor is working to grow the jazz culture in the Bahamas with her vintage sound. Taylor, who spent much of her music career singing classical and choral music under the direction of Cleophas Adderley. She’s now working …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has officially launched its National Integrated Business Incubator System, an initiative to spur the development of new businesses in the country. “IBIS was conceived out of the need to carve new paths for our …

 Above: Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush and Head of the Federal Administration of Public Revenue in Argentina Dr Ricardo Echegaray (Photo: CGIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and Argentina have entered into a Tax Information Exchange Agreement, following …

 Above: Canadian Minister of International Cooperation Beverly Oda (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian Minister of International Cooperation Beverly Oda concluded a three-day trip to Haiti today, visiting the county to look at the progress of recovery and …

 Above: Cayo Espanto, Ambergris Caye, Belize By Alexander Britell One of three non-island members of CARICOM, Belize is among the gateways to South America for the Caribbean. While the country has suffered from the downturn like the rest of the …

 Above: SG Irwin LaRocque (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is at an opportune moment to demonstrate that it is serious about achieving food and nutrition security, CARICOM Secretary General and Dominican native Irwin LaRocque said …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Foreign Minister Sam Condor has signed a memorandum of understanding between Radio Taiwan International and ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation, while in Taipei this week. Radio Taiwan, which is one of the world’s …

 Above: the new Bay Street Straw and Craft Market (Photo: CJ) By Alexander Britell After Nassau’s historic Bay Street market was destroyed by a fire in Sep. 2001, it was a devastating blow for thousands of Bahamian vendors and their …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the first mission of St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas’ new Delta Squad crime-fighting task force, he praised the cooperation between the country’s defence and police forces. Douglas was speaking at a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Despite media reports suggesting an earlier departure, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said he maintained his position as to when he would leave office. However, Information Minister Daryl Vaz said that if Minister Andrew Holness, …