Month: November 2011

Caribbean Nations Prepare for Durban

 Above: Durban, South Africa By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean nations are preparing for the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa at the end of November. Small Island States like those in the Caribbean are particularly vulnerable to …

Guyana’s Cabinet Approves $138 Million Airport Expansion Deal with China

 Above: Cheddi Jagan International Airport (Photo: GINA) The government of Guyana has announced the approval of a $138 million agreement with the state-owned China Harbour Engineering Company for the design and construction of an expansion at Cheddi Jagan International Airport. …

In Antigua, Education Minister Takes Tough Tack on School Crime

 Above: Jacqui Quinn-Leandro Antiguan Education Minister Dr Jacqui Quinn-Leandro is sending a warning to students that the government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy on anti-social behaviour. Quinn-Leandro was speaking in the House of Representatives after the expulsion of eight students …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Surama Eco-Lodge By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese tourism is no longer about attracting tourists from the US, Canada and the Caribbean, according to Tourism Minister Manniram Prashad — and the country is trying to position its market …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has appointed to Her Majesty’s Privy Council, according to Paul Brummell, British High Commissioner to St Kitts and Nevis. “I would like …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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. …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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, …

 Above: Industry Minister Denis Kellman (Photo: BIGS/C.Pitt) Barbados Industry Minister Denis Kellman has called for the establishment of a free zone and showroom for local products. “It has been long overdue, and I can assure you that we in the …