Month: November 2011


World Bank: Chronic Diseases Threaten Caribbean Economic Growth

Above: San Fernando General Hospital in Trinidad (Photo: Trinidad Ministry of Health) By the Caribbean Journal staff Chronic diseases like heart disease, obesity and diabetes are the leading cause of death in the Caribbean, and their rapidly- increasing share of […]


Canada Helps Barbados Defence Force Go High-Tech

The information technology capability of the Barbados Defence Force has gotten a boost, thanks to the donation of $244,530 in state-of-the-art computer equipment from the Canadian government. Canadian High Commissioner Ruth Archibald handed over the hardware to BDF Chief of […]

Bunny Wailer Cancels International Show Dates, Citing Medical Condition

By the Caribbean Journal staff Citing an undisclosed medical condition, reggae star Bunny Wailer has canceled all of his upcoming international show dates. The singer was scheduled to appear at the Bayside Rocks reggae festival in Miami this weekend, but […]


CARICOM's LaRocque: Global Environment "Not Waiting on Us"

By the Caribbean Journal staff There is optimism on the regional integration movement within the Caribbean, but it may be time to prioritise the agenda, CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in a speech to the 33rd Meeting of […]

US Attorney General Arrives in Trinidad

Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar and US Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo: OPM Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Trinidad to attend the Third Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security in […]

For Many Jamaicans, Green Energy Struggles to Catch On

Above: the wind farm at Wigton Jamaican Energy Minister Clive Mullings said he is not happy with the current take-up level of renewable energy devices in the country. The level of response to renewables was not comforting, he said, against […]


Solar Project to Power Guyana's Remote Amerindian Communities

Above: a building in the hinterlands equipped with solar panels (Photo: GINA) Guyana to Begin Solar Pilot Project Guyana’s Hinterland Electrification Unit is preparing to install the first 1,000 solar panels as part of a pilot programme in the country. […]

Antigua Passes New Election Bill

Above: Antigua’s Parliament By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s House of Representatives passed a bill that will make several major changes to the country’s electoral commission, along with making minor adjustments to the process of maintaining a registry of electors […]

How Gang Violence Impacts Health

Above: Dr Heather Johnson By the Caribbean Journal staff Young people who are constantly exposed to violence invariably develop complex psychosomatic illnesses, which very often lead to other chronic non-communicable diseases, according to CARICOM’s Dr Heather Johnson. Dr Johnson, who […]


Jamaican Tourism Jobs Rising

Above: the Ian Fleming villa at Jamaica’s Goldeneye By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism-related jobs in the Jamaican economy have increased by 3,000 over the past three years, with another 21,648 potentially on the way through 2013, according to the […]

Caribbean Banks to Increase Credit for Small Businesses: Report

Above: Claughton House in Nassau (Photo: CJ) By the Caribbean Journal staff A large majority of banks in the Latin American and Caribbean region consider small- and medium-sized enterprises a strong part of their business, and plan to increase their […]

Construction Moves Forward at St Kitts' Christophe Harbour Project

By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction on the marina of the multi-billion-dollar Christophe Harbour resort project in St Kitts is underway. Dredging is down to 20 feet at the site of the marina, according to Buddy Darby, CEO of Kiaway, […]


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