Month: November 2011

Talking Haiti with Farah Larrieux

 By Alexander Britell Earlier this year, “Haiti Journal” debuted on WPBT South Florida, a new television programme focusing on issues of Haiti and the Haitian-American community in South Florida. The show, which is jointly produced by WPBT and the Haitian-American …

In Guyana, a New Home for Music

 Above: the new National School of Music (Photo: GINA) Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo unveiled the National School of Music, aimed at improving music education in the country. “We think through this school and its outreach programmes, we can involve people …

For St George, a Place of Relaxation

 Above: Ambassador Xu Jianguo, Alice Roberts of the Grenada Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Prime Minister Tillman Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada and China, with backing from the private sector, have opened Tri-Centennial Park, to commemorate the Town …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Crime has fallen by double digits in the last two months in St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Denzil Douglas. “Overall crime in September fell 48 percent compared to August, and in October, …

 Above: Dr Gladstone Hutchinson (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The mining and quarrying sector led all sectors in the Jamaican economy in the third quarter, with an increase of 7.5 percent, according to the Planning Institute of Jamaica. …

 Above: rocks are dumped and distributed on Montagu Beach (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) The restoration project on Nassau’s Montagu Beach has begun, in a project sponsored by Kerzner International. The work consists of the construction of groins that will be backfilled …

 Jamaican’s Kent Gammon, formerly a caretaker candidate for the St Andrew South-East seat, is an attorney, lecturer at UWI and author, most recently of Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Backward — the Jamaican Story: 1972-2007. Gammon, who now has his …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $60 million loan to help Trinidad and Tobago transition to a sustainable energy matrix. The loan, which is the first in a series of three consecutive operations, will …

 Above: Parliament in Barbados By Alexander Britell Ratings firm Standard & Poor’s affirmed its BBB-/A-3 local and foreign currency sovereign credit ratings on Barbados this week, but lowered its outlook from stable to negative. “We base our ratings on Barbados …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque and US Ambassador to CARICOM Brent Hardt met yesterday in Georgetown for a series of talks on issues including trade, security and climate change. “The United States greatly values the …

 By Alexander Britell The Inter-American Development Bank recently released a report containing the findings of a survey of 190 banks in the Latin America-Caribbean region. The bank wanted to gauge attitudes of commercial institutions in the area about small and …

 Above: forests in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor On Sunday, Nov. 6, more than 400 volunteers boarded two Delta Airlines charter flights en route to Haiti to take part in a Habitat for Humanity (HFH) construction project …

 Above: Prime Minister Denzil Douglas (UN Photo: Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff Zero tolerance on crime and violence is paramount for St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Denzil Douglas. Douglas, who was speaking at a ceremony …

 Above: Norman Manley International Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is growing the airline’s services from Kingston beginning next spring, launching twice-daily nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale. “We talk about the importance of the Caribbean to JetBlue — we …

 Above: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissesar shaking hands with Minister of Energy of Panama, Juan Manuel Urriola Tam. Others in photo are Larry Howai, CEO of First Citizens Bank Group; Lindsay Gillette, Chairman of Petrotrin; Ambassador Arline Gonzales Costa, Kevin Ramnarine, …

 Above: Professor Selwyn Ryan (Photo: TGISL) By Alexander Britell University of the West Indies Professor Selwyn Ryan is one of the Caribbean’s most influential thinkers. Ryan, who earned his PhD in political science from Cornell University in 1966, has been …

 By Alexander Britell Jamaican Phillip McKenzie has lost an appeal over his murder conviction in the London-based Privy Council. McKenzie was convicted by a unanimous verdict in 2003 in Jamaica for the gunshot murder of Calvin Clarke in Jamaica’s St …

 Above: Marriott Area VP Andrew Haughton turns sod at the site (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott has broken ground on a $51 million hotel in Georgetown, Guyana in the city’s Kingston neighbourhood. Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo said …