Month: January 2012

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 …

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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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, …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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, …

India News

 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, …

China Jamaica

 Above: Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica Zheng Qingdian and Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller met today with Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica Zheng Qingdian to discuss her government’s desire to make …

India

 Above: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissesar with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (Photo: India MEA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Partnering with India offers “great potential for the advancement of key sectors within Trinidad’s economy,” Prime Minister Kamla …

 Above: the Takutu River Bridge (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has completed a feasibility study for the Linden to Lethem Road paving project that would link the country with Brazil, the government announced Friday. Guyana will share …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While it appeared that the industrial strike at Grenada Breweries Limited had ended at the end of December, the impasse continues, and Grenada’s government is seeking to bring it to an end. If the impasse …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia urgently needs to pave a new direction for social advancement, according to Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony, who took office in November after his St Lucia Labour Party won the country’s national election. …

 Above: the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in St Kitts By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Evidence Act that was passed by the St Kitts and Nevis National Assembly in September is now in effect. The act replaced a 135-year-old …

 Above: MPs Dr Peter Philips, Lisa Hanna and Damion Crawford By the Caribbean Journal staff New Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller appointed 19 new ministers and eight Ministers of State to her cabinet at a ceremony today at King’s …

 

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