Month: February 2012

Jamaica Could Lift Scrap Metal Ban

 Above: Industry Minister Anthony Hylton By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica could lift the ban on the trade of scrap metal enacted by the previous government in July 2011. Industry Minister Anthony Hylton, who announced the possibility, said that there …

In Aruba, the Dominican Republic Builds Tribute to a Founding Father

 Above: a ceremony marking the groundbreaking (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Consulate General in the Dominican Republic has begun construction in Aruba on the Plaza Juan Pablo Duarte, honouring one of the founding fathers of the Dominican …

Yele Haiti and HVS Launch Final Phase of Jacmel Hospitality Training Project

 Above: students in the HEAT programme By the Caribbean Journal staff The Yele Haiti foundation, in partnership with HVS, a leading global hospitality consulting firm, has launched the final phase of its project to train 120 Haitian students in hospitality …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Kingston Container Terminal By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica showed a 26 percent year-over-year increase in export earnings between January and September 2011, according to Vitus Evans, president of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association. Total exports for the period …

 Above: the Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn By the Caribbean Journal staff Antiguan-born Margo Kitsy Brodie was confirmed on Monday as a Federal District Court Judge in Brooklyn, making her the first Afro-Caribbean-born jurist to sit in a US District Court. …

 Above: a work by artist Reuben Vanterpool By the Caribbean Journal staff A joint programme from the British Virgin Islands London Office and the H Lavity Stoutt Community College is training artists in the territory in new strategies to prepare …

 Above: Dominican Republic Foreign Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly and Foreign Minister Laurent Lamothe are meeting Wednesday with Dominican Republic Chancellor Carlos Morales Troncoso in Port-au-Prince. The two sides will …

 Above: GDF Chief of Staff Gary Best, PM Samuel Hinds and Amb. Brent Hardt By the Caribbean Journal staff The Guyana Defence Force today launched a joint exercise with the United States Military. The exercise, dubbed “Fused Response 2012,” aimed …

 Above: Susan Rice, the US Ambassador to the UN (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Haiti has made “important progress” since the earthquake in January 2010, it has a “disturbing level of political infighting in a country …

 Above, from left: Interior Minister Thierry Mayard-Paul and President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Haitian government is planning a response to a fire that destroyed the public market in Tabarre, according to the National Palace. …

 Above: the Inter-American Development Bank By the Caribbean Journal staff The Danish government has given a $2.4 million donation to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Gender and Diversity Multi-Donor Fund to expand activities aimed at promoting gender equality and social inclusion …

 Above: Public Administration Minister Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan ((Photo: MPA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sweden and Trinidad and Tobago have finalized a contract to help modernize and restructure Trinidad’s Central Statistical Office. The deal was signed with Statistics Sweden, a government …

 Above: Sir Vivian Richards By the Caribbean Journal staff Legendary Antiguan cricketer Sir Vivian Richards will be honoured with a week of celebrations to mark his 60th birthday in March. The festivities will begin with a Breast Cancer awareness walk …

 Above: UWI Mona By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican Ministry of Education is looking to attract private capital to fund student loans at the tertiary level, according to Education Minister Rev. Ronald Thwaites. The government presently spends about 2 …

 Above: the new community in Zoranje (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President inaugurated a new community of 400 homes in the city of Zoranje on Monday. The project, which was financed with $30 million from the Inter-American …

 Above: OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Mexican government will convene a High-Level Hemispheric Meeting against Transnational Organized Crime beginning Thursday. The two-day meeting in Mexico City will address a range …

 Above: trucks transporting sand through the Plymouth Port (Photo: GIU) By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has reopened its Plymouth Port, after a 15-year wait. The island’s government has given sand miners using the port a 50 percent reduction on …

 Above: Technology Minister Glenn Phillip, Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas and Taiwanese Ambassador Miguel Tsao (Photo: Erasmus Williams) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the lead of similar Chinese projects in Guyana and Antigua, the government of Taiwan presented 2,000 …