Month: November 2011

Guyana Waits on Election Results; Jagdeo Calls for Announcement “Immediately”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo has called on Guyana’s Elections Commission to accelerate its declaration on the preliminary results of Monday’s vote. Jagdeo, who is not running for another term (the country’s constitution prohibits it), expressed …

Mike Henry, Jamaican Transport and Works Minister, Tenders Resignation

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry has resigned, citing what he called attacks on the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme. “In light of the ongoing attacks on the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme, which continue despite …

OAS Says St Lucian Campaign Finance Rules in a “Gray Zone”

 By the Caribbean Journal The OAS’ electoral observer mission is concerned that St Lucia’s campaign financing rules remain in a “gray zone,” despite a recommendation in 2006 calling for established rules. The mission said that in the absence of appropriate …

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 Above: Nigel Fisher (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There have been significant advances in Haiti in the areas of education, health, job creation and infrastructure, among others, according to Nigel Fisher, deputy special representative of UN Secretary General …

 Above: downtown Nassau (CJ Photo) By Mark A TurnquestOp-Ed Contributor MISSION OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE My advice to the Bahamas’ Free National Movement government is to create a Ministry of Commerce without incurring any costs or expenses. Simply transfer …

 By Lincoln Depradine The Grenadian government is considering initiatives to attract “bona fide” investors to the country and generate greater employment opportunities. The initiatives were revealed Tuesday during the unveiling of a new strategic plan for taking Grenada’s tourism industry …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Brookfield Asset Management will assume Kerzner International’s ownership interests in the Atlantis Paradise Island resort, along with the interest in the One&Only Ocean Club resort, which is also on the country’s Paradise Island. Kerzner has …

 Above: Nigerian Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ashiru (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Foreign Minister Dr Kenneth Baugh held talks yesterday with Nigerian Foreign Minister Olugbenga Adeyemi Ashiru in New Kingston’s Courtleigh Hotel. The two officials discussed a …

 Above: graduates from the charity’s vocational training programme in July By Alexander Britell Yele Haiti, which was founded by Haitian-American singer Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis and Hugh Locke in 2005, had a large hand in the recovery efforts in Haiti …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Digicel Group will build a $45 million, 173-room hotel in Port-au-Prince operating under the Marriott brand the company announced. Port-au-Prince has roughly 500 hotel rooms currently in operation, and the hotel, which would target …

 Above: Popopstudios in Nassau (Artwork pictured: Homerun, by John Cox from the “Negative Space” exhibition) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition to open in the Bahamas Dec. 8 will take a photographic look at the theme of deception. …

 Above: Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush and Jamaican PM Andrew Holness By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush is in Jamaica with a six-person team on a study tour. The Premier is looking at Jamaica’s procurement system, along …

 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 …

 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. …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …