Month: January 2012

Op-Ed: Jamaica’s Election Paradoxes

 By Patrick A Gallimore Op-Ed Contributor The recently concluded general election in Jamaica was filled with a few glaring paradoxes. There was low voter turnout on election day, yet, the incumbent Jamaica Labour Party government administration was vigorously voted out, …

Suriname President Desi Bouterse Takes Over as CARICOM Chairman

 Above: Suriname President Desi Bouterse (UN Photo/Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname President Desi Bouterse has taken over as CARICOM Chairman, following the completed term of St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas as chairman. “By …

Guyana Names New Diplomats

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has made several new appointments to its diplomatic corps, highlighted by naming George Talbot as Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Talbot was previously the Charge d’Affaires of Guyana to the UN in …

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 Above: Buckingham Palace (Photo: British Monarchy) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller signaled her government’s intention to sever its ties with the British Monarchy at her swearing-in today at King’s House. “This 50th Anniversary …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The final results in Jamaica’s election have been sent to the Govenor-General, with the opposition People’s National Party winning 42 of 63 seats. The PNP had initially totaled 41 seats, until a recount in the …

 Above: MPs Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, Shahine Robinson and Denise Daley By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor In the recently-concluded December 2011 national elections the two major political parties in Jamaica, the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), …

 

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