Month: February 2012

Turks and Caicos Looks at Public Accountability, with Help from EU

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos has launched a new White Paper proposing new and amended legislation to guide future governance in the territory. The project, which …

Arrest Made in Robbery of US Justice Breyer, Bail Hearing Set for Tuesday

 Above: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer By the Caribbean Journal staff Vedel K Browne has been arrested for the robbery of US Supreme Court Justice in Nevis on Feb. 9. The report, first made by the St Kitts and Nevis …

LIAT Cargo Signs Deal with Miami-Based Aviation Firm CAS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT Cargo has signed an Interline Agreement with Miami-based Commercial Aviation Services, a Miami-based carrier with heavy traffic to San Juan and Colombia. The agreement will hep transport cargo from to and from San Juan …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Argentina was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with St Lucia after it attained independence in 1979, and the two countries are looking forward to a continued partnership with a new Argentine …

 The Inter-American Development Bank has given the Jamaican government a $15.1 million loan to boost the country’s Agricultural Competitiveness Programme. The announcement was made by Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke, who said the plan would be implemented over a five-year period. …

 Above: Education Minister Josefina Pimentel (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will invest approximately $3 million to help 39 school buildings that suffered damage from recent earthquakes in the country, according to the Ministry of Education. …

 By José AzelOp-Ed Contributor US economic sanctions against Cuba were first authorized in 1961 when President John F Kennedy issued an executive order in response to the Cuban government’s expropriation without compensation of American assets. Five decades later, the issue …

 Above: Hillside House in Nassau (CJ Photo) NASSAU — A CORAL-HUED PROPERTY on Cumberland Street could be a significant driver in the development of downtown Nassau, if celebrated Bahamian artist and sculptor Antonius Roberts has his way. Roberts has brought …

 Above: Antigua (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antiguan National Security Minister Dr Errol Cort is reiterating his stance that there will be “zero tolerance” for violent gun crimes in the country, following its first murder of 2012. The …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government is looking to nationals living in the Diaspora to provide more education opportunities for the country’s youth. It’s the Diaspora’s help that is crucial in the continued development of …

 Above: Members of the Haitian National Police (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Haitian government’s Office of the Secretary of State for Public Security announced the creation of a new security hotline for the country. The “177” …

 Above: several of the carnival kings and queens (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti began its national carnival celebration in the city of Les Cayes Sunday. The celebrations, which followed last week’s fete in Jacmel, included the crowning …

 Above: the announcement of the new base (Photo: Rafael Beltre) By the Caribbean Journal staff After the announcement of a new United States-built naval station in the Dominican Republic led to a whirl of activity on Twitter, the Dominican government …

 Above: St George’s Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is mourning the loss of former Prime Minister George Ignatius Brizan, who passed away Saturday. Brizan was the founding member and former leader of the current ruling National …

 Above: Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said the new International Monetary Agreement that is soon to be negotiated will provide confidence to the business community. According to …

 Above: President Fernandez leads the discussion (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez met Friday with several judges of the Central American Court of Justice. The President was joined by Francisco Dario Lobo Lara, the …

 Above: the two delegations talk in Georgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff Seeking to learn more about Guyana’s Chainsaw Milling Project, a sustainable forestry initiative, a team from Ghana recently visited the country to hold talks with Environment Minister Robert …

 Above: Ambassador Camillo Gonsalves (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ambassador Camillo Gonsalves, St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has been holding talks with officials from Taiwan to discuss relations between the two …