Month: November 2011

CJ Politics

Preliminary Results: St Lucia's SLP, Kenny Anthony Return to Power

By the Caribbean Journal staff Preliminary results from the St Lucian election show former Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony’s St Lucia Labour Party has defeated the ruling United Workers Party to regain control of the government, according to the country’s […]


IDB, Haitian Government and Korean Firm Break Ground on Industrial Park

By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Haiti, along with the US government, the Inter-American Development Bank and Korean apparel manufacturer Sae-A Co, Ltd, have laid the foundation stone for a new industrial park in the city of Caracol. […]


Is Rum Barbados' Newest Green Energy?

Above: the Mount Gay Distillery in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Like most industries, Barbados’ rum sector is facing rising energy costs — but one Barbadian minister has a solution. By using vinasse, which is the material output from […]


Governments of Trinidad and Tobago, India Hold First Joint Commission

Above: India’s External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Trinidad Foreign Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan (UN Photos/Mark Garten and Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Foreign Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan is in India today attending the Inaugural Session of […]

Elections Begin in Guyana, St Lucia

Above: clockwise, from left: St Lucia PM Stephenson King, Opposition Leader Dr Kenny Anthony. Guyanese Presidential Candidates Khemraj Ramjattan and Donald Ramotar, St Lucian UWP Candidate Spider Montoute and Guyanese Presidential Candidate David Granger By the Caribbean Journal staff Voters […]

Series of Earthquakes in Caribbean

By the Caribbean Journal staff There was an earthquake early this morning with an epicentre in the Saint Martin region of the Leeward Islands felt across the area, including Anguilla, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe and Sint Maarten. The quake, which registered […]


Jamaica, Macau Sign Tax Agreement

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s cabinet has approved a Tax Information Exchange Agreement with Macau, a special administrative region of China, according to Information Minister Sen. Arthur Williams. The agreement will enhance cooperation on taxes between both parties and […]

Forbes: The Power of Jamaica's 51 Percent

Above: Dr Leith Dunn (UWI Gender Studies), Mrs. Judith Wedderburn (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, FES), Her Excellency Mathu Joyini, High Commissioner, South África, Mrs. Lorna Green, founding member, Women Business Owners, Jamaica. By Marcia Forbes, PhD “The 51 Percent Coalition – […]

Eastern Caribbean Could Get Fast Ferry

By the Caribbean Journal staff Above: a water taxi in Trinidad Grenada is among four Caribbean islands which could be in the route of a proposed inter-island fast ferry that would travel between Trinidad, Grenada, St Vincent, St Lucia and […]


Jamaica's Shirley Leads OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Guyana

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Gordon Shirley, the principal of the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies and a former permanent representative to the OAS, is leading the body’s electoral observation mission for tomorrow’s elections in […]

Barbados Launching Energy Smart Fund

Above: the government-built Solar House By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart announced that the government will launch a so-called Sustainable Energy Investment Programme tomorrow at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The programme, which is aimed at […]

Ahead of Monday's Election, Guyana's Jagdeo Gives Farewell Address

Above: Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff After 12 years as Guyana’s president, Bharrat Jagdeo will not be seeking re-election, and gave his farewell speech yesterday. “It has been the greatest privilege of my life […]


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