Month: February 2012

Turks and Caicos Government Reports Revenue Jump, Shrinking Deficit

 Above: Turks and Caicos (Photo: TCIT) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Turks and Caicos reported revenues of $118.5 million in the third quarter of financial year 2011-2012, with a $33.5 million reduction in the territory’s deficit. While …

Jamaica Reviving Traditional Crops, With Sugar Sector a Priority

 Above: Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke and JAS President Glendon Harris in Trelawny (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is seeking to revive its traditional crops, with sugar at the top of the list. There is currently around $6.6 …

Forbes: Adele, Celine, Whitney and Why Their Melodies Make Us Cry

 Above: Adele (Photo: Jelmer de Haas) By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor After Celine Dion’s outstanding performance in Jamaica, I wanted to write something profound to explain why this almost-diminutive Canadian singer has won the hearts of so many Jamaicans, including …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Grenada Breweries Limited By the Caribbean Journal staff The industrial impasse at Grenada Breweries Limited has come to an end, following several months of deadlock. The end of the action this week was confirmed to Caribbean Journal by Senator …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh commissions the new Captain Morgan distillery in 2010 (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff US President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget forecasts an increase in rum revenues to the US Virgin Islands, according to …

 Above: a cocoa tree By the Caribbean Journal staff Farmers in St Vincent and the Grenadines are working to rehabilitate their old cocoa fields with plans to re-introduce the crop, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture. The Ministry intends …

 Above: Chief Justice Hugh Rawlins and St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas (Photo: Erasmus Williams) By the Caribbean Journal staff Hugh Anthony Rawlins, Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, has announced his resignation, effective Aug. …

 Above: Guyanese Ambassador to the OAS Bayney Karran (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana had an overall “inclusive and clean electoral process” in its recent national elections, according to the Organization of American States mission that observed …

 Above: PM Dr Denzil Douglas with Taiwanese Foreign Minister Timothy Chin-Tien Yang during a visit last year (Photo: CUOPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Taiwanese Foreign Minister Timothy Chin-Tien Yang will lead a six-member delegation to St Kitts and Nevis …

 Above: the Montego Bay Convention Centre (Photo: J By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank and Jamaica will host the Jamaica Investment Forum in Montego Bay March 1 and 2. The forum, which will be conducted in partnership …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s national football team has received a new name, following a nationwide text-voting campaign. The club, which is ranked 90th in the world according to FIFA, is now the “Benna Boys.” But while …

 Above: Jamaican National Security Minister Peter Bunting (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Given the country’s ongoing problem with gang violence, Jamaican National Security Minister Peter Bunting wants to shift its traditional security strategy. Historically, tackling gangs has been …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is continuing a programme aimed at fighting health problems through gardening, part of a wave of agricultural initiatives throughout the Caribbean. But the country’s Backyard Gardening Programme also looks to tackle a …

 Above: OAS Secretary General Jose Manuel Insulza and Belizean Ambassador to the OAS Nestor Mendez (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States has signed an agreement with Belize to monitor the country’s elections March 7, …

 Above, from left: Ambassador Ruben Silie, MINUSTAH Chief Mariano Fernandez and DR President Leonel Fernandez (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez met Tuesday in Santo Domingo with Mariano Fernandez, chief of MINUSTAH, the UN …

 Above: the national paving plan in process (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing the country’s nationwide infrastructure push, the Dominican Republic is investing $20.6 million in a National Asphalt Plan to remake its roads. The plan, which was …

 Above: Works Minister Neko Grant in front of the airport (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new $27.3 million international airport project on the island of Abaco in the Bahamas is making progress. The Marsh Harbour Airport …

 Above: the mountains outside Port-au-Prince (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti may welcome its first cruise ship to Port-au-Prince in 25 years, according to Minister of the Interior Thierry Mayard-Paul. “Haiti is at a turning point as …