Month: October 2011

A New Chapter for Montserrat

 Above: Montserrat (Photo: Montserrat Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has sworn in Ruben Meade as the British Overseas Territory’s first-ever Premier, following the adoption of a new constitution in the country. It marks a new milestone for Montserrat, …

Trinidad Emergency Arrests Top 3,200

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of 3,290 people were arrested in Trinidad from the Aug. 23 to Sep. 28 during the country’s ongoing State of Emergency, according to the Trinidad and …

Bahamas, Cuba Sign Border Agreement

 Above: MFA Brent Symonette and Ambassador Jose Luis Ponce Caraballo (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) By the Caribbean Journal staff After 18 years of negotiations, the Bahamas and Cuba have officially signed an agreement for maritime delimitations between the two countries. Minister …

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 Above: a UN training exercise in Haiti (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By Ilio Durandis Haiti’s army was disbanded in 1995, shortly after the first return from exile of President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Ever since, the reinstating of the army has been …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A proposed development in the South East Peninsular of St Kitts is the subject of a row between Prime Minister Denzil Douglas and the opposition People’s Action Movement. Douglas, wrapping up debate in the National …

 Above: Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai (Photo: GINA) Amerindians will own approximately 20 percent of Guyana’s land mass when the titling and demarcation has been completed, according to Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai. Sukhai was speaking at the …

 Above: Ambassador David Devine (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff A secured Caribbean region is a strategic priority for Canada, especially in light of the Caribbean diaspora’s contribution to Canadian society, Ambassador David Devine said at his credential presentation …

 Above: Employees at an atelier in Port-au-Prince (Photo: CBHF) By Alexander Britell Soon after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, former US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush, at the behest of President Barack Obama, founded a fund aimed at …

 By Marcia Forbes A Fractious Party The ruling Jamaica Labour Party is a political party that has experienced a fair share of internecine conflict driven by various factions and what some describe as “unbridled self-interests.” The 1999 “Gang of Five” …

 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding (JIS Photo) The election of a new leader of the Jamaica Labour Party must be taken in a mature, transparent and dignified manner, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said last night in a national …

 Above: From left, Foreign Minister Brent Symonette and Ambassador Ponce (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) By the Caribbean Journal staff After 13 years of negotiations, the Bahamas and Cuba will officially sign an agreement on the delimitation of sea boundaries between the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has launched what it calls an Urban High-Rise Housing Programme, an initiative aimed at satisfying the growing demand for housing in the country. The programme, which is a joint venture partnership between the National …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean prosecutors gathered in St Lucia Thursday and Friday to consider the best way forward to meet the challenges of fighting serious organised crime. St Lucia Attorney General and Justice Minister Lorenzo Rudolph Francis emphasised …

 Above: Minister of National Security Sen. Dwight Nelson (JIS Photo) Jamaica and Cuba have signed agreements to fight drug trafficking in the Caribbean, according to a Ministry Paper giving details of the agreements. The two states signed an Operational Police …

 Above: From left, Ambassador David Devine and Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque said Thursday he was satisfied with the “keen and earnest approach” which Canada was taking towards the CARICOM-Canada Trade …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While Kirani James has been making quite the name for Grenada’s sporting culture in Europe, he might have some competition. Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has congratulated Grenadian netballer Lottysha Cato on her accomplishments in the …