Month: January 2012

Op-Ed: Challenges Ahead for Jamaica

 Above: Jamaica House By Garnett AnkleOp-Ed Contributor In Jamaica, whenever a new prime minister is inaugurated, it always gives me a sense of hope for the future of the island nation. The return to office of Portia Simpson Miller is …

Cayman Islands Government Rejects ABC News Report on Romney Investments

 Above: US Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney By Alexander Britell The government of the Cayman Islands has rejected claims about the territory by an ABC News report concerning the Cayman-based investments of US Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney. The announcement follows a …

St Lucia Works to Save Banana Industry

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is taking a “proactive” approach in trying to prevent a widespread destruction of its banana sector by Black Sigatoka disease. The government has sought help from a team of experts at the …

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 Above: US Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney By Alexander Britell A report by US-based ABC news focusing on Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romeny’s financial investments in the Cayman Islands displayed a “total misunderstanding of the role of the Cayman Islands’ …

 Above: Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips (right) is welcomed to the Mayberry Investment Forum Wednesday by Mayberry Investments CEO Gary Peart (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican government has begun preliminary talks with the International Monetary Fund, …

 Above: Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and Ambassador Raul Campos e Castro (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Brazil’s new Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda, Raul Campos e Castro, presented his letters of credence yesterday, making him the second resident …

 Above: The High Commissioners of the Bahamas and Malta sign the agreement (BIS Photo/ By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of the Bahamas and Malta signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement during a ceremony in London yesterday. Bahamian High …

 Above: Prime Minister Samuel HInds, First Lady Deolatchmie Ramotar, President Donald Ramotar, Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Yu Wenzhe and Mrs. Yu toast the Year of the Dragon (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cooperation between Guyana and China has …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on education matters with Hertfordshire County in the United Kingdom. Last week, Education Minister Myron Walwyn met with Hertfordshire County Council education officials to exchange …

 Above, from left: Assistant Commissioner of Police Elan Powell and Commissioner Owen Ellington during a press conference held at the Police Officers’ Club in Kingston Wednesday (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The number of murders in Jamaica fell …

 By Alexander Britell Turks and Caicos’ government has been moving forward on a plan to restore the territory to stability, most recently announcing the appointment of five new permanent secretaries who will develop five new government ministries: Border Control and …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas and Police Commissioner CG Walwyn (Photo: CUOPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Police Commissioner CG Walwyn recently held a meeting with his newly-appointed counterpart in the …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos government has named five new ministries that will be developed in the territory, following the announcement of five new permanent secretaries …

 Above: Dominican energy official Edward Lambert (Photo: NIA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and Nevis should work to become centres of excellence and a hub for training and technical assistance in geothermal development, according to Edward Lambert, a principal …

 Above: the HOVENSA refinery in St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff The HOVENSA oil refinery in St Croix, US Virgin Islands, will be shut down, the company announced today. The refinery, which is one of the 10 largest in …

 Above: Ambassador Robert Kopecky and Secretary General Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque welcomed the European Union’s new Ambassador to CARICOM, Robert Kopecky, in Georgetown yesterday. The European Union is “one of …

 Above: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller being sworn into Parliament yesterday (OPM Jamaica) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Members of Parliament are servants of the people and they should not betray the trust placed in them, Prime Minister Portia …

 Above: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Peart By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s 63 new MPs were sworn in today at the opening of the new session of Parliament at Kingston’s Gordon House. MP …