Month: January 2012

Trinidad, St Lucia Talk ICT Education

 Above: Trinidad Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh with laptops that are part of the eCal programme (Photo: MOE) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Education Minister Dr Robert Lewis and Trinidad and Tobago Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh met …

Op-Ed: Kingston, Washington and the Way Forward for Jamaica

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor The first priority for Jamaica’s Portia Simpson-Miller administration should be to consolidate and improve its bilateral relationship with the United States. It should be made clear at the highest levels that Jamaica intends to comply …

Jamaican Government “Committed” to Policy of Low Interest Rates, Low Inflation

 Above: the Bank of Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff There will be no return to a Jamaica of high interest rates, according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. The Jamaican government is committed to low inflation and low interest rates, …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major congress in St Vincent and the Grenadines will look at the role of women in the country’s national development and how to provide for their voices to be heard. “Women Rising, Crisis and …

 Above: Industry Minister Anthony Hylton By the Caribbean Journal staff Manufacturing is a “major area of growth potential” for Jamaica, and it will regain its status as a critical driver of growth, according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. Manufacturing is …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis Foreign Minister Sam Condor and British Foreign Secretary William Hague (Photos: CUOPM/FCO) By the Caribbean Journal staff Foreign Ministers from CARICOM will host United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague and a number of business leaders …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Royal Montserrat Police Service has been undertaking an internal investigation into alleged police misconduct by two officers in December, the government announced. Officers George Leonard and George Farrell were arrested Dec. 17, leading to …

 Above: Guyana’s national stadium (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese Sports Minister Dr Frank Anthony is leading the effort to resolve the cricketing issue in the country, looking to bring in all stakeholders to help with the newly-formed …

 Above: Ma Ying-jeou By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas was reportedly the first world leader to congratulate Taiwanese President Dr Ma Ying-jeou on his re-election. It came as little surprise, as the …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor The 2011 general election in Jamaica saw the use of traditional and social media in ways never before experienced on that island. This was the first such election in that country since the coming of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A joint delegation from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund is in Antigua examining its public sector financial management needs. In December, the EU approved a grant of just under $4 million which …

 Above: Cayman Enterprise City By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands’ cabinet has approved an order naming Cayman Enterprise City Ltd as the developer of the islands’ first special economic zone, meaning CEC can now take advantage of developer …

 Above: Jamaica’s Wigton wind farm By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development bank has approved a $30 million loan to boost renewable energies and clean technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean. “This financing is part of the IDB’s …

 Above: Haitian workers recycling earthquake rubble (Photo: UNDP) By the Caribbean Journal staff A large portion of the total rubble from Haiti’s earthquake is being recycled into materials for building new homes as part of a pilot project by the …

 Above: Persad-Bissessar on a visit to her family’s ancestral village in Bihar (Photo: OPM Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff Concluding her State Visit to India, Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar renewed her call for more economic relations between the …

 Above: a home constructed under the NHC and Civl Service Home Mortgage Development Bank in St Kitts (Photo: CUOPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new plan to promote home construction in St Kitts and Nevis has already approved 100 …

 Above: the two ferries are valued at $14.4 million (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Chinese government has handed over two roll-on, roll-off ferries to Guyana, doing so in a ceremony yesterday. The two ferries are valued at …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The capital of Jamaica’s St Elizabeth parish is looking to engineer a revival, with a plan to attract new investment and new businesses. It’s the city of Black River which is the centre of those …

 

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