Month: January 2012


St Lucia Names New Attorney General

By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has named Kim C St Rose as its newest attorney general, the government announced. St Rose had previously served as a litigator for the firm of Gordon & Gordon in Castries. Before that, […]

CJ Politics

Jamaican PM: New Attorney General to Be Accountable Through Parliament

Above: Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller and Attorney General Patrick Atkinson, QC By the Caribbean Journal staff New Jamaican Attorney General Patrick Atkinson, QC will be fully accountable through Parliament, according to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Simpson Miller was […]


Grenadian Prime Minister Appeals for Talks on Industrial Impasse

By the Caribbean Journal staff Following an emergency stakeholders meeting hosted by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas this past weekend, Grenada is continuing to work to find a resolution to the ongoing industrial impasse at Grenada Breweries Limited. Thomas has invited […]

CJ Interviews

Interview with Jamaican Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill

By Alexander Britell Dr Wykeham McNeill was part of a sizable victory by the opposition People’s National Party in Jamaica’s national elections Dec. 29, winning his Western Westmoreland constituency and being appointed the country’s new Minister of Tourism and Entertainment […]

British Virgin Islands Looks to Improve Financial Services Sector

By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking to exploring ways to improve the British Virgin Islands’ financial services sector, Premier Dr Orlando Smith recently held a forum of key stakeholders to examine strategies for advancement. Bolstering the sector is “critically important […]

US Private Equity Firm Buys Controlling Stake in Largest Jamaican Fuel Retailer

Above: Cool Corp is the Jamaica licensee for Shell (Photo: Shell) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States private equity firm Blue Equity has purchased a controlling interest in Cool Petroleum, the largest fuel retailer in Jamaica, according to a […]

Op-Ed: The IMF and Jamaica

By David P Rowe Op-Ed Contributor It is obvious that the IMF and the JLP government were either in continuous disagreement or that they were unable to enter a mediated agreement over the last year. According to the IMF’s website, […]

Turks and Caicos Government Appoints Five New Permanent Secretaries

Above: The Turks and Caicos House of Assembly (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands’ government has appointed five new Permanent Secretaries, following ratification by Governor Ric Todd today. The new Permanent Secretaries are Judith […]

Jamaica's Accompong Remembers 1738

Above: residents celebrating in Accompong (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It was 274 years ago in early January that Jamaica’s Maroons first signed a peace treaty with the British Government. This weekend, in one of the first major […]

CJ Interviews

Interview with Marcia Forbes, PhD

By Alexander Britell One of Jamaica’s foremost media specialists, Dr Marcia Forbes has most recently been exploring the ways technology impacts Jamaican society and culture. Her first book, Music, Media & Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica, looked at the ways traditional […]

UN Shifts Haiti Focus to Job Creation

A Haitian supervisor for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s “Cash for Work” initiative, who relies heavily on her job to feed an extended family, is seen performing her duties. (UN Photo/Sophia Paris) By the Caribbean Journal staff The allocation […]

British Virgin Islands Appoints Jamaican as New Attorney General

Above: Dr Christopher Phillip Malcolm (Photo: BVI Gov) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has appointed Dr Christopher Phillip Malcolm as Attorney General, the government announced. Malcolm, a native of Jamaica, is admitted to practice in Jamaica, […]


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