Year: 2011

Chris Kazi Rolle Talks Relationships

 Bahamian native Chris “Kazi” Rolle was touring with a film and music group focusing on developing the creativity of young hip-hop artists. What began as a developmental programme became something else, as Rolle began engaging with the artists about more …

Jamaican Loses Privy Council Appeal of Murder Conviction

 By the Caribben Journal staff The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London has dismissed the appeal by Jamaican Samuel Robie of his conviction for the murder of Roy Bailey in 2003. Robie was appealing his conviction on three …

Op-Ed: Civil Rights in Jamaica

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor The United States, through the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislated against racism in the workplace and the schoolhouse. The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution prevents the violation of equal protection under the law. …

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 Jamaican Senator Seeks Digital Parliament By the Caribbean Journal staff Following a period of delays at Jamaican ports, the country’s customs department said it has identified areas of delay, and will implement strategies aimed at ensuring timely cargo clearance at …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Reading Milton Friedman’s book, Free to Choose, the concept of a “climate of opinion” as a tool to help shape policies could be just what the doctor ordered for the upcoming year for Haiti. Friedman argued …

 By Alexander Britell Dr Saphire Longmore is the Jamaica Labour Party candidate for Eastern St Andrew in the upcoming election in the country Dec. 29. Longmore, who recently completed her MD in psychiatry, is also a former Miss Jamaica Universe …

 Above: CARICOM headquarters in Georgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community is mounting a mission to observe elections in Jamaica on Thursday. The CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission will be led by Winston O’Neale Estwick, chief elections officer of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Haitian economy is projected to grow 8 percent in 2012, following 4.5 percent growth in 2011, according to a report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean. The total …

 Merry Christmas from everyone at Caribbean Journal! May you have a happy and healthy holiday. Sincerely, CJ

 Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s economy is projected to slow to 1 percent in 2012, down from a 1.3 percent rate in 2011, according to a report released this week by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for …

 Above: a Habitat for Humanity house in Haiti (Photo: HFH) By the Caribbean Journal staff Habitat for Humanity Canada is working with Habitat for Humanity Haiti to help small businesses’ ability to meet demand for housing in the areas of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Rum company Tortuga has united its operations across the Caribbean, consolidating affiliates in Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados and Florida. The founders of Miami-based Tortuga Imports will lead the company, now called Tortuga International, with Marcus Simmonds …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s economy will grow 2.5 percent in 2012, according to a projection by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. The country’s economy grew 2.1 percent in 2011, according to an …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Total GDP in Dominica is projected to grow by 1.5 percent in 2012, up from an estimated 0.9 percent in 2011, according to a report from the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and …

 By Alexander Britell Dr Dayton Campbell is the candidate for the North West St Ann seat in Jamaica’s Parliament for the People’s National Party. He is facing off against Othniel Lawrence of the Jamaica Labour Party in the election Dec. …

 Above: the Caves resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican government and the Ministry of Tourism plan to embark on several new areas of products and experiences, including a focus on health and sports tourism and casino gaming, according …

 Above: Prime Minister Tillman Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff The industrial strike at Grenada Breweries Limited has ended, following the intervention by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, the government said. Thomas held an hour-long meeting Wednesday with representatives of the …

 Above: A woman sits in front of her home at a camp for persons displaced by the January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By Jake JohnstonOp-Ed Contributor 
 “Donors and aid organizations prefer to be the boss of …