Month: November 2011

Jamaica Looks at Golf to Boost Tourism

 Above: the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Jamaica believes golf has the potential to help position the country as a sports tourism destination, according to Sports Minister Olivia Grange. “I believe that we have a competitive advantage in golf,” she said, …

Grenada, Germany Sign Climate Deal

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian Environment Minister Joseph Gilbert signed a $6.89 million “concept agreement” for projects in climate change with the German government. The aims of the new programme are to deliver funds to local communities in Grenada …

Jamaican MP Switches Parties, Renounces United States Citizenship

 Above: Sharon Hay-Webster (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Member of Parliament Sharon Hay-Webster has switched from being an independent to a member of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, along with renouncing her United States citizenship, something that …

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 Above: Arnel Belizaire By Ilio DurandisOp-Ed Contributor Haiti’s 1987 constitution is supposed to be the supreme law of the land. However, in Haiti, the rule of laws means different thing to different people at different times. I often say that …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago stands ray to assist Africa in the development of its oil and gas industries, Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine said in a speech at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Perth, Australia. Trinidad …

 Above: downtown Nassau (Photo: CJ) By Alexander Britell On Monday, ratings firm Standard & Poor’s announced it had lowered the Bahamas’ sovereign credit rating from BBB+/A-2 to BBB/A-3, citing a heavier weight its new sovereign credit rating criteria places on …

 Above: Harrismith Beach in Barbados (Photo: Barbados Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the highest life expectancy in CARICOM, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund. The report, “State of World Population 2012,” was …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ambassador Conrod Hunte, Antigua and Barbuda’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has been appointed the chair of the United Nations budget negotiations in the Fifth Committee. Hunte will oversee budget talks for the …

 Above: IDB headquarters in Washington, DC The Caribbean will see a nearly $5 billion jump in annual financing from the Inter-American Development Bank. Funding for the region has moved from $7 billion to $12 billion. According to Ancile Brewster, the …

 Emerging from Kingston’s Trenchtown in the 1970s, Big Youth became one of the pioneers of reggae – as arguably one of the first deejays and, as he says, the first Rastafarian to do so. In a four-decade career, in which …