Month: October 2011

Antigua Works to Be Digitally Competitive

 Above: Antigua PM Dr Baldwin Spencer By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s ICT Fest is underway, part of a plan Dr Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer said aims at making the country digitally competitive. “Today the government of Antigua and Barbuda …

Grenada Plans Nutmeg Expansion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is working to develop a strategy for greater private sector involvement in the country’s nutmeg industry, something Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said he welcomed. Thomas was speaking after a presentation of the Grenada Nutmeg …

Can Trinidad Build a Tourism Economy?

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has the potential to be a sustainable tourism economy that can stand side by side with its energy economy, High Commissioner to the UK Gavin Nicholas said at his office in London’s …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada and Japan held their latest round of talks on environmental matters, with Japanese Ambassador for Civil Society Akira Yamada meeting Environment Minister Joseph Gilbert. It was Gilbert’s first official engagement as Environment Minister following …

 By Alexander Britell University of Miami Professor Guerda Nicolas’ new book, Social Networks and the Mental Health of Haitian Immigrants, takes a look at the mental and psychological issues Haitians face in entering new communities in the United States – …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff   Cayman Governor Duncan Taylor signed the country’s new Gender Equality Bill yesterday, legislation aimed at promoting and ensuring gender equality in the workplace.   “This is an important piece of legislation,” Taylor said. “Equality …

 Above: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and CARICOM Ministers at the launch of the Caribbean Security Initiative (Photo: US Department of State) Guyana will be hosting the Second Meeting of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Commission Thursday and Friday …

 Above: CARICOM SG and Dominican native Irwin LaRocque in Roseau for talks (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff High-level talks have begun in Dominica at the Climate Change and Science Technology Workshop during the 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture …

 Above: Finance Minister Winston Dookeran (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Finance Minister Winston Dookeran presented a $7.4 billion ($47 Billion in TTD) budget for 2011/2012 in an announcement at the House of Representatives, which is currently meeting …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian telecom firm FLOW launched its Community Access Points project last week, an initiative aimed at improving broadband connectivity and Information and Communication-related Technologies to underserved communities in the country. The project will invest $200,000 …

 Above: Antigua (Photo: ABDT) By the Caribbean Journal staff For a few days this week, Antigua’s Multipurpose Cultural and Exhibition Centre has been converted into a digital village at the seventh annual ICTFEST, a forum on information and communication technology. …

 Above: Executive Producer Dr Keith Nurse By the Caribbean Journal staff “Forward Home,” a documentary which takes a look at the way the Caribbean diaspora travels, and its significant economic impact on the region, has been released on DVD following …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Taiwan has pledged what it called an “unshakable commitment” to joint projects it is overseeing in St Kitts and Nevis. “I will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that Taiwan continues to pledge its unshakable …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada will formally establish an insurance institute at the end of this month, a project aimed at providing training for professionals in the industry. The project, which is the brainchild of the Association of Grenada …

 Above: Exuma farmer Bernard Rolle at a melon farm (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ move to emphasize agriculture, especially in islands like Abaco and Exuma, received a boost last week when the Bahamas Agricultural and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Archaeologist Dr Margaret Leshikar-Denton has been named the new director of the Cayman Islands National Museum. Leshikar-Denton had previously worked at the museum as an archaeologist for 16 years doing research and producing displays. “I …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo announced tonight that general and regional elections will be held on Nov. 28. Jagdeo will not be running in the elections, meaning Guyana will have a new prime minister for the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A joint unit of the St Kitts-Nevis Defence Force and the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force has begun operations, highlighted by its first mission in St Kitts’ New Town and Mc Knight. The …