Month: December 2011

The Most Popular Stories of 2011

 What were CJ readers’ favourite stories of 2011? See below for the five most popular pieces in Caribbean Journal this year. For Large-Scale Earthquake in Eastern Caribbean, a Question of When, Not If Could the Caribbean experience another earthquake like …

Opposition Sweeps Jamaican Election

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Defying a series of pre-election polls, Jamaica’s opposition People’s National Party has won the Jamaican election, according to preliminary tallies from the Electoral Commission of Jamaica. The results means the return to the Premiership for …

Interview with Attorney Derick Sylvester

 Boxing Day in Grenada was the scene of high controversy, when Oscar Bartholomew, a Grenadian native who was visiting from Canada, died after an alleged incident involving the Royal Grenada Police Force. The police have launched an investigation into the …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Kaietur Falls (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff The German government has contributed $6.47 million to fund the second phase of a programme aimed at preserving the country’s forests. The first phase of the joint Guyana-Germany project saw …

 Above: VC Bird International Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Immigration Department, Customs Enforcement Department and Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy conducted a joint operation resulting in the seizure of $60,000 in cash at VC …

 For the Caribbean, it was the Year of the Vote. By year’s end, five countries, Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia and Haiti and the British Virgin Islands, will have chosen new leadership, with Jamaicans headed to the polls on Thursday. It …

 Above: IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno in Haiti (Photo: Catianne Tijerina) By the Caribbean Journal staff Latin America and the Caribbean are closing a year marked by economic gains, but the region is not immune to external shocks, according to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaicans head to voting stations today in the country’s 16th general election, with the ruling Jamaica Labour Party and opposition People’s National Party facing off to determine the country’s next government. It has been an …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grenadian government has launched an investigation to determine the facts of the death of visiting Canadian tourist Oscar Bartholomew, who died in an incident on Boxing Day, but one MP is urging a wider, …

 Above: Principal Joseph Wallace (left) and teacher Annette Vaughn (right) from Sir John A Cumber Primary School watch as the Education Minister Rolston Anglin the new standards along with Lyneth Monteith, principal of John Gray High School. (Photo: CGIS) By …

 Above: Cayes-Jacmel (Photo: HTO) By Maura R. O’ConnorCJ Contributor When Dominican business entrepreneur Frank Ranieri wanted to get involved in tourism in the 1970s, he crossed the border into Haiti to see how it was done. “[Haiti’s tourism] was bigger …

 By Alexander Britell Dr Peter Phillips is the former Minister of National Security, Minister of Transport and Works and Minister of Health in Jamaica, having also served in two other ministerial posts. He is now the campaign director for the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The recent solar project implemented at Government Headquarters in St Kitts signifies the commitment of the Taiwanese government to “everlasting friendship” with the twin-island federation and to provide it with new technology wherever possible, according …

 By Hasan TuluyOp-Ed Contributor Latin America and the Caribbean began 2011 on an economic high. After swiftly bouncing back from the 2008/2009 global crisis, the region grew at a record level in 2010 with some countries reaching East Asian rates …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s economy is projected to grow 1.7 percent in 2012, following an estimated 0.7 percent growth in 2011, according to data from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. That …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada will host a United Nations environmental workshop next year, Environment Minister Joseph Gilbert announced. Grenada will be the first country in the western hemisphere to host such a meeting. “This workshop, which will be …

 Above: A UN police officer trains a Haitian police officer (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is urging Haitian authorities to investigate and prosecute police officers suspected of unlawful killings and torture, following two reports …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The coalition of individuals and groups that helped Grenada’s ruling NDC win the 2008 general elections needs to refocus and regroup, according to Tourism Minister and senior NDC official Peter David. “Delivering on the basic …