Month: January 2012

Jamaica Must Act on Climate Change, Environment Minister Says

 Above: Ocho Rios By the Caribbean Journal staff It costs Jamaica nearly $163 million for weather-related problems every year, according to new Environment Minister Robert Pickersgill, who said one of his main priorities would be to sensitise the country to …

Jamaica Swears in New Judges

 Above, from left: newly-appointed Acting President of the Court of Appeal Justice Hazel Harris, Justice Seymour Panton and Govenor-General Sir Patrick Allen (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen swore in two new judges to …

Grenadian Prime Minister Leads Talks on Ongoing Industrial Impasse

 Above: the talks on Thursday (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas held talks yesterday aimed at resolving the ongoing industrial impasse at Grenada Breweries Limited. Thomas led a three-member ministerial team in meetings with …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Prefete Duffaut, Habour/Vue de Jacmel avec le Pont de Noel, 1968, oil on canvas (Photo by Jason Mandella) By Alexander Britell Beginning Jun. 12, New York’s El Museo del Barrio will put Caribbean art in the spotlight, with Caribbean: …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking at ways to reposition its tourism sector, including strengthening the “Brand BVI” product. “Tourism provides business opportunities and jobs to many of our people, it increases the flow of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development has begun reviewing Montserrat’s annual budget projections for 2012/2013. The DFID is looking at whether Montserrat has met its obligations in cutting spending and looking for ways to …

 Above: President Donald Ramotar and outgoing Mexican Ambassador Fernando Sandoval (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico’s new Ambassador to Guyana, Francisco Olguin, is set to arrive in the country next week, according to President Donald Ramotar. Ramotar bid …

 Above, from left: Prime Minister Denzil Douglas and Police Commisioner CG Walwyn By the Caribbean Journal staff More changes are in store for the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force, according to Commissioner CG Walwyn, who has helped spearhead …

 Above: Industry Minister Anthony Hylton By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica must address the issue of business ethics, given a “serious problem with corruption,” according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. “The issue of business ethics must be addressed in order …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has the most economic freedom of any country in the Caribbean, according to a report released by the US-based Heritage Foundation in partnership with The Wall Street Journal. The 2012 Index of Economic …

 Above: Finance Minister Chris Sinckler By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados will not “roll over and play dead” during the current economic recession, according to Finance Minister Chris Sinckler. “That’s not the stance this government has, or will ever take, …

 Above: a girl walks across a former basketball court, now a camp for displaced persons in Haiti, earlier this year (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Canada has committed to resettling 5,000 families from the …

 Above: Works Minister Dr Omar Davies at a press briefing yesterday (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican government will soon begin a forensic audit of the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme, a project whose alleged mismanagement led to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board has approved a disbursement for $3.1 million to Dominica under its Rapid Credit Facility. The funding is aimed at helping Dominica with reconstruction and rehabilitation following a series of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the International Monetary Fund will visit Jamaica beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to a release from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and the Public Service. The delegation will meet with Finance Minister …

 Above: A man walks past rubble in downtown Port-au-Prince after the January 2010 earthquake (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Now comes time for remembrance. What history will surely describe as the darkest day in Haitian history, in terms …

 By Alexander Britell Tarrus Riley is one of the leading lights of reggae music today, who led the BBC to call him “Jamaica’s brightest hope” on the release of his previous album, “Contagious,” in 2009. The Bronx-born Jamaican stays true …

 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, …

 

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