Month: May 2012


IMF: Grenada's Economy Shows Signs of Fragile Recovery, But Risks Remain

Above: Downtown St George’s (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s economy is showing signs that a “fragile recovery” may underway, although “significant” downside risks remain, according to the International Monetary Fund. An IMF mission visited Grenada form May […]


Haiti's Martelly Receives Ambassadors from Jamaica, Norway and Denmark

Above: Jamaican Ambassador Paul Robotham and Haitian President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Michel Martelly received the credentials of three new envoys to Haiti Tuesday, the latest in a series of new ambassadors to the […]


Bahamas' Graycliff Continues Expansion

Above: a roller at the company’s new Nassau factory (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell NASSAU — The Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant in Nassau is continuing its expansion, highlighted by a new 4,000-square-foot cigar factory. The new, 21-roller facility is part […]


Guyana, Congo Hold Environment Talks

Above: Minister Henri Djombo, joined by Environment Minister Robert Persaud and President Donald Ramotar (right) By the Caribbean Journal staff With the high-profile Rio+20 Summit a month away, Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar, held talks this week with Congo’s Environment Minister, […]

Antigua Prime Minister Holds Discussions With Republic of Abkhazia

Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer (UN Photo/Michelle Poiré) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer held talks this week with Dr Irakli Khintba, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic Abkahzia, which is seeking recognition as a state. […]

Facebook & Raging Hormones in Trinidad

The following is the latest in a series of excerpts from Dr Marcia Forbes’ new book, “Streaming: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles,” published in Caribbean Journal. By Marcia Forbes, PhD Naturally curious and adventuresome, some adolescents will use Facebook to seek […]

CJ Politics

President of Jamaica's G2K, Delano Seiveright, to Step Down Next Month

By the Caribbean Journal staff Delano Seiveright, the president of the Jamaica Labour Party’s G2K young professional organization, will vacate office next month. In an email to supporters, Seiveright said he had confided the plan to several members of the […]

Haiti's Martelly Opens Therapy Centre, Launches Insurance Card Initiative

Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly with airport “Red Cap” workers, some of the first beneficiaries of a newly-launched insurance card programme (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly officially opened a new physiotherapy department at the […]

From Heat to Spurs, Caribbean Islands Well Represented in NBA Playoffs

Above: Guard-Forward Mickael Pietrus (Photo: NBA) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have deservedly received much attention for the Miami Heat’s success thus far in the NBA Playoffs, they’ve gotten some help from the Caribbean. […]


CARICOM Receives New Japanese Envoy

Above: Ambassador Yoshimasa Tezuka and SG Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Japanese Ambassador to CARICOM Yoshimasa Tezuka presented his credentials to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque this week, pledging to “do his best” to “provide […]

St Kitts and Nevis Mourns Dr Simeon Daniel, First Premier of Nevis

Above: a Requiem Mass for Simeon Daniel By the Caribbean Journal staff The federation of St Kitts and Nevis is mourning the death of Dr Simeon Daniel, the first Premier of Nevis. The country held a Requiem Mass for Daniel […]

Haiti's Government Launches Mobile Money Transfer Plan in Cite Soleil

Above: the launch of the programme By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly and new Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe have officially launched a programme aimed at distributing funding to families with young children living extreme poverty. The […]


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