Month: November 2011

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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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 …

 By Alexander Britell St Lucians head to the polls on Monday, with a choice between Prime Minister Stephenson King’s ruling United Workers Party and former Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony’s Saint Lucia Labour Party. The major issues in a tightly-fought …

 Above: Minister Dr Christopher Tufton (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There are numerous possibilities for significant expansion of trade and investment with Japan, Commerce Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said at a special JAMPRO luncheon hosting Japanese investors Thursday …

 Above: Henriette Moisset, Director of the Celie Lilavois School, helps a student with a speech to mark the inauguration of the new school buildings last year in Port-au-Prince. (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank …

 Above: Goldeneye in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a general ignorance of tourism’s contribution to Jamaica, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett, and there is evidence that some people are prepared to position the industry in a …

 By Lincoln Depradine Brother Valentino, one of the world’s calypso legends, will be returning home to Grenada for a weekend of entertainment in St Patrick, the country’s northernmost parish, in next week. Valentino will be joined by Black Stalin and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American actor Steven Seagal has jumped into the St Lucian political fray, endorsing a candidate for the country’s parliament. Seagal, who has played in the past with his jazz band at the Saint Lucia Jazz …

 Above: Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Dr Christopher Tufton (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaica Promotions Corporation and the Development Bank of Jamaica Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday on a $20 million loan facility to …

 Above: PM Samuel Hinds and CEO Hilbert Shields (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian firm First Bauxite Corporation is hoping to develop a vastly underexplored region of bauxite mining in Guyana’s Bonasika, an area along the Essequibo river …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM will send a mission of electoral observers to oversee the vote in St Lucia on Monday, with a 10 member team. The officials will be headed by Chief of Mission Amb. Rudy Collins of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Anthony David Edghill has been appointed Trinidad’s Ambassador to Venezuela, following a ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday. Edghill, a longtime professional in the foreign service, has served 16 years with Trinidad’s foreign …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor Trinidad has once again discovered a major conspiracy aimed at the overthrow of the constitutionally-elected Government. The twin island nation seems engulfed with the suppression of a major anti-government conspiracy. This stunning announcement was made …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad is in high alert, with security forces in control of the situation after a claimed assassination threat against Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and members of the government. …

 Above: Minister of National Security Brigadier John Sandy addressing a press conference during the emergency. Others, from left: Chief of Defence Staff Brigader Kenrick Maharaj; Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Commissioner of Police Dr Dwayne Gibbs (Photo: TGISL) By the …