Year: 2012


China and Guyana Sign Agreement on Economic, Technical Cooperation

Above: the signing ceremony in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and China have signed an agreement on economic and technical cooperation that will provide up to $4.8 million in support from China. The deal follows a similar agreement […]


More Solar Lights on the Way in St Kitts

Above: a Taiwan-funded solar lighting project in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis will be unveiling the next phase of solar lights in the country on the island’s main road between Sandy Point […]


Montego Bay Receives First Flight from Czech Republic

Above: Rose Hall in Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever flight from the Czech Republic arrived in Montego Bay Friday, part of what Jamaica’s Tourism Ministry said is an effort to tap new and emerging markets. The […]


Rum Journal: The Rum Awards 2012

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR— award season. When we look back on 2012, it was a strong year for rum across the Caribbean, from Barbados to Martinique, the Dominican Republic to Guyana, and everywhere in between. Rum Journal traveled across […]

Haiti: UN Appoints Paul Farmer to Help Lead Anti-Cholera Efforts

Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has officially appointed Dr Paul Farmer to help “galvanize support” for anti-cholera efforts in Haiti. The move was first […]

Standard & Poor's Places Puerto Rico Highway Bonds on Negative Watch

Above: Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff New York-based Standard & Poor’s has placed a group of highway-related bonds in Puerto Rico on CreditWatch with negative implications, citing insufficient reporting. The bonds, which include a BBB+ rating on the […]


Stuart: Barbados Committed to LIAT

Above: Barbados PM Freundel Stuart (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados will continue to support the operations of regional air carrier LIAT, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said this week. The PM was speaking following a meeting at the […]

Dennis Chung: Jamaica's Economy in 2013

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor ONE QUESTION I get a lot is: what is to be expected of economic performance in Jamaica in 2013? In particular, people want to know about the IMF agreement, the exchange rate, inflation, and GDP […]

Growing a Basketball Future in Haiti

By Alexander Britell At the national level, Haiti’s athletics continue to grow. Haiti’s football is on the rise. Les Grenadiers recently rose to 39th on the FIFA world rankings following a strong showing in the Caribbean Cup. A new, 12,000-seat […]


Bahamas' Caves Heights Condominium Project Launches Final Phase

Above: Cave Heights in the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caves Heights oceanfront condominium project in West Nassau has launched its final phase, the company announced. The project aims to complete construction by the first quarter of 2013. […]

Bahamas Creates Special Project Unit to Address Shanty Towns

Above: Environment Minister Kendred Dorsett By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ Environment Ministry has announced the creation of a Special Project Unit to address the issue of shanty towns in the country, Minister Kenred Dorsett announced this week. The […]

Jamaica Begins Handing Over Houses to Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has handed over 186 of 500 homes promised to Jamaicans who lost their own homes during Hurricane Sandy in October, the government said this week. The homes have been delivered […]


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