Month: April 2012

CJ Interviews

Interview with Rondell Bartholomew

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 […]


Martelly Returning to Haiti Monday

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 […]


Nevis Continues Agro-Tourism Drive

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 […]


Trinidad and Tobago Showing Signs of Economic Recovery: IMF

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 […]

Puerto Rico's Santa Isabel Wind Farm Project Receives First New Turbines

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 […]

Bahamas and United States Begin Negotiations on Maritime Boundaries

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 […]


Turks and Caicos Special Investigation and Prosecution Team Gets New Funding

Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos government’s Special Investigation and Prosecution Team has received $7.2 million in additional funding from the United Kingdom. The funding, which was announced by […]

Guyana Begins Work on $12.3 Million Water Supply Project in Linden

Above: Linden By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has begun work on the $12.3 million Linden Water Supply and Rehabilitation Programme, a project funded through an Inter-American Development Bank Loan. According to Programme Manager Omar Bissoon, the large-scale rehabilitation works […]

Trinidad PM Seeks to Abolish Privy Council Appeals in Criminal Matters

Trinidad and Tobago’s government will be introducing legislation to abolish Privy Council appeals in all criminal matters, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced in a statement to Parliament Wednesday. All of those cases would be ceded to the Caribbean Court of […]


Haiti Receives $27 Million IDB Grant for Rural Land Tenure Project

Above: An irrigation channel; almost 60 percent of Haitians live in rural areas (IDB Photo/Paul Constance) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be receiving a $27 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank for a pilot programme aimed at […]

Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Express Opposition to Proposed Medicaid Cuts

Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño is expressing “total opposition” to a measure that could eliminate as much as $700 million in Medicaid funds for Puerto Rico. The Governor’s call […]

Barbados and South Korea Talk Security

Above: Barbados FM Maxine McClean and South Korean Special Envoy Min Dong-seok (UN Photos/Erin Siegal and Pierre-Michel Virot) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados, as a small island state, needs a multidimensional security strategy, according to Foreign Minister Senator Maxie […]


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