Month: January 2012

EU to Fund Hydropower in Guyana

 Above: the Chiung waterfall in Guyana (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Union has approved the development of a Micro-Hydropower system near Guyana’s Chiung River. The EU Delegation to Guyana has dispatched the project to Guyanese Finance …

Cigars: The Heart and Soul of Cuba: An Interview with James Suckling

 By Alexander Britell While Cuban cigars are renowned the world over for their quality and their history, the process of how Cuban cigars are made – and just what they mean to the Cuban people – have remained largely unexplored, …

IMF Concludes Jamaica Visit, Talks to Resume in February

 From left: IMF Caribbean Regional Director Luis Breuer, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips, Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter; and Dr Gladstone Hutchinson, PIOJ Director General. (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund concluded its visit …

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

 By Marcia Forbes PhDCJ Contributor Last week saw sparks flying between Digicel and LIME, Jamaica’s two telecom providers.  There is nothing unusual about this.  Over Christmas 2008, a full three years ago, as then Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of …

 Above: delegates at the 7th UK-Caribbean Forum (Photo: FCO) By the Caribbean Journal staff The recently-concluded UK-Caribbean Forum in Grenada saw the two sides agree on an action plan covering several themes, including economic resilience, security, climate change and sustainable …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The 54th Meeting of the OECS Authority of Heads of Government began today in St Lucia, chaired by the country’s new Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony. Heads of Government from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the …

 Above: Ambassador George Hallaq and President Donald Ramotar (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff While the Arab Spring and its accordant political volatility halted Guyana’s desire to establish relations with country’s in the Middle East, it has renewed its …

 Above: Non-Resident Nigerian High Commissioner Laraba Elsie-Bhutto and Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) By the Caribbean Journal staff Stronger ties — particularly in the tourism sector — were on the agenda during a meeting in Nassau last week …

 Above: St George’s (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grenadian government has begun meetings with a number of national organizations aimed at providing updates on the progress of national developments. Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has led the discussions …

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

 Above: the OAS’ headquarters in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza announced today that Canadian Frederic Bolduc had been appointed the the organization’s new Special Representative in Haiti. “The OAS is willing to continue …

 Above: Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and Ambassador Liu Hanming (Photo: ABG) China has pledged to further strengthen relations between its government and that of Antigua, according to Chinese Ambassador to Antigua Liu Hanming. The two countries will celebrate the 30th …

 Above: State Minister Zhivargo Laing, IDB representative Astrid Wynter. From left, Honorary Consul-General of Japan Robert Sands and Ambassador Hiroshi Yamaguchi. (BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas and Japan have signed a $612,000 technical cooperation agreement …

 GRENADA – Kirani James has made his way onto the international stage about as quickly has he finishes a 400m race. The 19-year-old Grenadian (and former University of Alabama star) has seized the spotlight, particularly in Grenada, where he was …

 Above, from left: Saint Kitts and Nevis Foreign Minister Sam Condor and United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Wiliam Hague (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell GRENADA — The United Kingdom and the Caribbean began talks today aimed at renewing and revitalizing their …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The University of Vermont in the United States recently completed a two week trip in St Lucia, working on a number of social, economic and educational development projects on the island. The visit is actual …

 Above: Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff With Nassau’s Atlantis resort in limbo after investment firm Brookfield Asset Management canceled its decision to take control of the resort in November, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham …