Month: April 2012

PetroCaribe, Wigton to Invest in Green Initiative at Jamaica’s Munro College

 Above: PetroCaribe and Wigton are partnering on a green energy pilot project By the Caribbean Journal staff The PetroCaribe Development Fund and energy firm Wigton Windfarm will invest in a project to rehabilitate the wind turbine at Jamaica’s Munro College. …

Interview with Branville McCartney of the Bahamas’ Democratic National Alliance

 Above: Branville McCartney (centre) By Alexander Britell In early 2011, Branville McCartney, a Bahamian Member of Parliament for the Bamboo Town constituency representing the ruling Free National Movement, broke off from the party to found a new one: the Democratic …

Nevis, Japan Sign Agreement on Grant for Charlestown Fisheries Complex

 Above: Japanese Ambassador-designate Yoshimasa Tekuza and Nevis Premier Joseph Parry By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Japan and the Nevis Island Administration have signed an agreement for an $11 million grant to support the planned Charlestown Community Fisheries …

LATEST NEWS

 By Mark A TurnquestOp-Ed Contributor Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) owners must carefully review all political parties’ platforms for the upcoming May 7, 2012 general election in the Bahamas. SME owners must determine which political party best articulates strategies …

 By Michael W EdghillOp-Ed Contributor This week, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced that the Partnership government of Trinidad would move forward on a plan to abolish the appellate jurisdiction of the London-based Privy Council. It was a …

 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller met this weekend with more than 200 members of the business community in Philadelphia at a ceremony given in her honour. Simpson …

 Above: Jamaican National Security Minister Peter Bunting (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s murder rate has fallen from a rate of 3.1 per day to two per day, according to National Security Minister Peter Bunting. That represents a …

 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Works Minister Dr Omar Davies at a JEEP project site earlier this year (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government says it has created approximately 3,000 new jobs under the …

 Above: Belize’s Wilfred Elrington and Guatemala’s Harold Caballeros (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize and Guatemala’s Foreign Ministers have agreed on a date for simultaneous referenda in the two countries on the issue of Guatemala’s territorial claim …

 Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has submitted testimony to a congressional committee on the impact of the closure of the HOVENSA refinery on …

 Above: a rendering of the planned JW Marriott in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott’s JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts will open a new JW Marriott hotel in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic in 2014, the company …

 Above: Sean Penn and Michel Martelly at an event in Haiti in March (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff “Sean Penn is a great friend of Haiti,” Haitian President Martelly said of the country’s Ambassador-at-large following his award by …

 Grenada will highlight a strong Caribbean presence at this year’s London Olympics, with not one, but two star runners: Kirani James (see our interview here) and 22-year-old Rondell Bartholomew, both of whom specialize in the 400 metres. Bartholomew, a 400-metre …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly will return to Haiti on Monday, following two weeks of absence after shoulder surgery, the National Palace announced Friday. Martelly, who underwent surgery on …

 Above: the new Green House in Prospect By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing the island’s agro-tourism push, Nevis Premier Joseph Parry officially commissioned the new Green House system at the Agricultural Station in Prospect. Parry called the project a great …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is turning the corner, with growth expected to resume in 2012, according to the International Monetary Fund. The fund recently concluded its Article IV Consultation discussions with Trinidad. After contraction of …

 Above: Governor Fortuño takes a look at the new turbines (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first wave of turbines marked for the new Pattern Energy wind farm in Santa Isabel have arrived at the Port of the …

 Above: Bahamian Foreign Minister Brent Symonette and US Charge d’Affaires John Dinkelman (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of the Bahamas and the United States are in the process of negotiations to define the maritime border …