Month: January 2012

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Trinidad, India Sign Cooperation Pacts

Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and India External Affairs Minister Shri SM Krishna (Photo: India EAM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and India have signed five new cooperation agreements on a series of fields, including air transport, culture, […]

Portia Simpson Miller Sworn in as New Jamaican Prime Minister

By the Caribbean Journal staff Portia Simpson Miller has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of Jamaica following a ceremony at Kingston’s King’s House this afternoon. “In our political history, it is a rare opportunity to be given a […]

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Dominica, Bahamas among "Most Ethical" Tourism Destinations: Report

By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and the Bahamas are among the top 10 “Best Ethical Destinations” in the developing world, according to a report by EthicalTraveler.org. The report rates countries on a series of factors, including environmental protection, social […]

St Kitts and Nevis to Continue Crime Fight

Above: Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas (UN Photo/Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal Progress is being made in the fight against crime in St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas, who assumed the responsibility for the […]

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IMF Urges Montserrat to Reduce Dependence on United Kingdom Grants

By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund is urging Montserrat to reduce its dependence on recurrent and capital grants to fuel its economy, along with maintaining its ongoing reforms by the fund’s executive board. In the IMF’s recent […]


Biometric Passports for St Kitts and Nevis

By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has begun issuing biometric passports today, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Labour and Social Security. The new passports are being introduced as part of the government’s efforts […]


South Korea, Japan Seek to Improve Relations with Guyana

Above: Guyanaese President Donald Ramotar, Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (UN Photos/Brian Schneider and Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff A series of countries, including South Korea, Algeria and Japan have expressed their congratulations […]

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In Barbados, a Push for Home Gardening

By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing a Caribbean-wide push on agriculture, particularly organic farming, a Barbadian agronomist is urging citizens to focus on growing their own produce. “There are a lot of cost savings to be had when we don’t […]


OAS Congratulates New Jamaican PM

Above: Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza congratulated incoming Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on her victory in Thursday’s election. Insulza said the victory was a “confirmation of the confidence which […]


Grenadian Officers Return to Court Friday, More Could Face Internal Charges

By Alexander Britell The five Grenadian police officers charged with manslaughter in the death of Canadian resident and Grenadian native Oscar Bartholomew on Boxing Day will make a second appearance in court Friday for a bail hearing, and more officers […]

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Construction Growth to Drive St Kitts and Nevis in 2012: PM

Above: Christophe Harbour By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis is expected to see growth in several sectors in 2012, particularly in construction, where several new projects are already underway. Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas said the economy […]


iPhone 4S to Hit Caribbean Next Week

Above: the iPhone 4S (Photo courtesy of Apple) By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple’s iPhone 4S will be released across the Caribbean on Friday, Jan. 13, the company announced today. The company will begin a rollout in Anguilla, Antigua, the […]


Barbados Readies Lionfish Plan

By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is urging seafarers to report any sightings of the invasive lionfish species, which has been spreading across the Caribbean, from Jamaica to Cayman. The recent capture of a specimen off the west coast of […]


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