Month: January 2012

UN: Duvalier Must Face Charges for Human Rights Abuses

 Above: crowds outside the Presidential Palace in Haiti in 2011 (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier must face charges for human rights abuses, the United Nations said today. The world body voiced its …

A Jamaican Safari in James Bond’s Former Stomping Ground

 Above: the Swamp Safari Village (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It was 1973, and James Bond was in the middle of a fight with a crocodile in Jamaica — one he survived only by using the heads of …

Interview with Jamaican Minister of National Security Peter Bunting

 By Alexander Britell GRENADA – The seventh UK-Caribbean Forum that met in Grenada earlier this month looked at a range of areas of cooperation as the Caribbean and the UK open up a “new and more modern relationship” going forward. …

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 By Garnett AnkleOp-Ed Contributor At this point in her political career, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller may be thinking of her legacy. How will history judge her? She has an opportunity to make an indelible mark on the political landscape …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The announcement of the impending closure of the HOVENSA refinery on St Croix was a “catastrophic decision” that will affect the entire territory, US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh said in his State of …

 Above: Daniela Tramacere and FM Dr Surujrattan Rambachan By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Foreign Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan met last week with Daniela Tramacere, the newly-appointed European Union Charge D’Affaires to Trinidad. Rambachan expressed his desire to continue the …

 Above: CGX President Stephen Hermstone meeting with Guyanese President Donald Ramotar (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian oil exploration firm CGX has been cleared to begin drilling one of two wells in the Guyana offshore oil concession, according …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Communications Unit in the Office of St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas and the Taiwanese Embassy in Basseterre have signed a letter of intent aimed at stronger ties between the two …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has not agreed to a proposal or deal involving the purchase of shares in regional air carrier LIAT, it announced yesterday. The airline does play an important role in the region and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua has signed a cooperation agreement with the Regional Council of Martinique. The two parties signed the agreement at the 54th meeting of the OECS Authority in St Lucia last week. Antigua …

 Above: Rockstone in Guyana’s Region 10 (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has the potential to become the Caribbean’s number one tourism destination, according to President Donald Ramotar. “This is a growing and new sector in our society,” …

 Above: Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is poised to become a major centre of Information and Communication Technology in the Western Hemisphere, according to Minister of Science, Technology and Mining Philip Paulwell. “We are looking …

 By Alexander Britell MIAMI – After a standout career at the University of Tulsa, Jamaican native Jerome Jordan was drafted 44th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2010 NBA draft. Shortly after, his rights were purchased by the New …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Money is not real. It is only used as a reference to the worth of goods or services in society. Its worth is printed on the currency that we carry in our pocket or wallet. In …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The general welfare of the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines will continue to be a top priority, according to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves. The country will continue to focus on safety and …

 Above: Jamaican Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson (centre) (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Foreign Minister Sen. AJ Nicholson is lobbying for support on a major island-wide cleanup project. The plan aims to enhance Jamaica’s position as a location …

 Above: the HOVENSA refinery By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands has a plan to assist the thousands of people who will lose their jobs when the HOVENSA oil refinery, the largest in the Caribbean, closes. It was …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Curacao has its first Starbucks at the Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino. Starbucks currently has locations in several Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas (at the Atlantis resort), Puerto Rico, and Aruba. It …