Month: February 2012

Dominican Republic Economy Grew By 4.5 Percent in 2011: Report

 Above: Independence Square, Puerto Plata (Photo: DR Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s economy grew by 4.5 percent in 2011, according to a report from President Leonel Fernandez. The President said 160,000 jobs were created last year, …

After HOVENSA Closure, US Virgin Islands Governor Seeks Federal Assistance

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh, Jr speaks with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary Anthony Babauta before a meeting in Washington (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh is seeking federal …

IMF’s Christine Lagarde: World Economy “Not Out of the Danger Zone”

 Above: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (IMF Photo/Dirk Enters) By the Caribbean Journal staff The world economy is “still not out of the danger zone,” International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said following the conclusion of the G20 Finance …

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 Above: the meeting in Santo Domingo (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez held a lunch Friday with former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar in Santo Domingo. Fernandez and Aznar were joined by Dominican …

 Above: US Sen. Patrick Leahy By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly met Friday in Port-au-Prince with a delegation of three United States senators and two US congressmen to talk about the political situation in the country. The …

 Above: India (Photo: IT) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) recently invited tenders for representatives in China and India, as the country hopes to capitalize on its proximity to the United States to promote investment. “We …

 Above: Bermuda (Photo: BT) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda’s economy contracted by an estimated rate of between 1.5 and 2.5 percent in 2011, following a 1.9 percent decline in 2010, according to the National Economic Report of Bermuda 2011 …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The economies of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union saw a 0.6 percent drop in economic activity in 2011, although that represented an improvement from a 2.2 percent drop …

 Above: Garry Conille at the installation of his cabinet (Photo: OP) By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Early on in life, I was taught one thing about fish: don’t mess with the tail. In Haiti, the saying of “queue poisson” is often …

 Above: MINUSTAH Chief Mariano Fernandez (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Mariano Fernandez, the chief of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, said he was deeply concerned over the resignation of Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille Friday morning. …

 Above: officials on hand in Washington at the announcement of the project (Photo: Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Five CARICOM member states, including Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Dominica and St Lucia will be the sites of a joint OAS-United …

 Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly addressed the nation Friday night following the resignation of Prime Minister Garry Conille this morning, calling for both foreign and domestic investors to remain calm. …

 Above: Former Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille has resigned his position, according to the office of Haitian President Michel Martelly. Martelly’s office said the President received Conille’s …

 Above: Christopher Coke By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States is seeking the maximum 23-year prison term for Jamaican strongman Christopher “Dudus” Coke, who pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy and assault charges in August. The US’ efforts …

 Above: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a need for greater support from CARICOM countries in strengthening trade within the region, according to Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Simpson Miller made the remarks …

 Above: the Metro in Santo Domingo (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez will take a ride on the second Metro line in Santo Domingo Feb. 27 to test out the new route, on which …

 Above: Francisco Alvarez de Soto and Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panamanian Deputy Foreign Minister Francisco Alvarez de Soto met Thursday with OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza for talks focused on human rights …

 Above: Antiguan and Chinese officials at a press conference earlier this month (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Antiguan government is in discussions with the Chinese government on the construction of the proposed Five Islands Secondary School. According …