Month: October 2011

Spain Aids CARICOM in Haiti

 Above: Haiti’s 200-year-old Citadelle Laferriere (UN Photo: Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff Spain’s government has enhanced its cooperation with CARICOM’s office in Haiti, committing to sustain the Caribbean Community’s regional office in the country. The funding, which is …

Following China’s Lead, South Korea Looks to Caribbean Market

 Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer and South Korea FM Kim Sung Hwan (UN Photos: Eskinder Debebe and JC McIlwaine) By Alexander Britell China has been extending its influence and investment in the Caribbean region over the last several years, highlighted …

Caribbean Judges Meet in Nassau

 Above: Bahamian Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Two major Caribbean judicial conferences are currently convening in Nassau, the Conference of Caribbean Chief Justices and Heads of Judiciary and the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers. The meeting of …

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 Above: tractors prepare land that will be converted into a parking lot for the new dock terminal (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Bahamian firm Knowles Construction has received a contract for $2.68 million to reconstruct the Three Island Dock in North Eleuthera. …

 Above: Commerce Minister Dr Christopher Tufton and Finance Minister Audley Shaw By the Caribbean Journal staff The Chartered Accountants of Jamaica have proposed applying a flat tax rate for operators in the country’s informal sector, like taxi drivers and vendors, …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s State of Emergency and 11PM to 4AM curfew will remain in place until so advised by the security agencies, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced today after a …

 Ashley Powell is part of a growing movement of young Bahamian artists, the first of whom, photographer Lyndah Wells, CJ talked to last month. Powell, who is currently furthering her art studies at the Art Institute of Atlanta, is working …

 Above: a man climbs the steps at the 200-year-old palace of King Henri-Christophe of Haiti, near Cap-Haitien (UN Photo: Victoria Hazou) By Sylvan Jolibois, JrOp-Ed Contributor Having recently celebrated its second century as an independent nation, the republic of Haiti …

 Above: the Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial and Legal Service Complex By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis lawmakers have replaced the federation’s 135-year-old Evidence Act, an original British statute. The new law, which passed the National Assembly unanimously, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican political and business leaders recently took center stage at a trade and investment forum at Bloomberg’s international headquarters in New York City, in an event coordinated by Dr Geneive Brown Metzger, Jamaica’s Consul General …

 Above: Mariano Fernandez (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Mariano Fernandez, the Special Representative of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in Haiti, voiced hope that the decision by Haiti’s Senate to approve Garry Conille as Prime Minister could mean …

 Above: the ICHR in San Jose By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 44th Extraordinary Period of Sessions in Barbados from Oct. 10 to Oct. 14, its first time doing so in the …

 Above: the meeting in Guyana (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Participants from St Kitts and Nevis, Belize, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago are meeting in Guyana this week as part of a four-day sub-regional meeting on gangs and …

 Above: one of the firm’s designs for housing in Jacmel By Alexander Britell The team at Vienna-based architecture firm trans_city_architecture is doing its part in redesigning and reconstructing the city of Jacmel, Haiti. Together, Mark Gilbert, Christian Aulinger and Georg …

 Above: Canaries (Photo: SLTB) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucian MP Dr Keith Mondesir has announced plans for tourism development in the island’s fishing village of Canaries, with the intent to attract the kinds of tourist dollars that typically …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has approved an application by low-cost air carrier REDjet to service its Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago routes, according to Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Peter David. David said increasing travel opportunities for the …

 Garry Conille, a doctor and former aide to President Bill Clinton in his capacity as UN envoy to Haiti, has been approved as the next Prime Minister of Haiti. Nine Haitian senators abstained in the vote, which was 17-3 in …

 Above: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos on her visit to Haiti this week (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The estimated 600,000 people still in camps after last year’s earthquake in Haiti are “extremely vulnerable,” UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie …