Month: May 2012

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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Prime Minister is urging the country’s Agriculture Ministry to find ways of integrating science and technology into the agricultural sector as a means of improving productivity. “We have the potential …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor In Haiti, the future looks so distant, yet it is touchable. It seems so far away, but its scents bring pleasure to the nose. The present is melancholic; the past makes us nostalgic, while the future, …

 Above: Culture Minister Hensley Daniel, Vatican Ambassador Nicola Girasoli and Bishop Kenneth Richards By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from the Nevis Island Administration and the Vatican are planning to collaborate on a youth development project. The announcement was made …

 Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff An environmentally-friendly hotel project to be operated by the Four Seasons at Barbados’ Clearwater Bay has received a $55 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank. The IDB said …

 Above: Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica must develop comprehensive policies aimed at putting the country on the path toward reducing its debt burden, according to Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips. Jamaica’s debt payments were, …

 Above: Guyanese and EU officials By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and the European Union signed tow financing agreements Friday to fund a micro-hydropower system and accompanying measures to the sugar sector. The total cost of the micro-hydropower system, which …

 Above: the meeting in Grenada (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from China’s Export-Import Bank (Exim Bank) recently visited Grenada. Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said his government was “very appreciative” of the Chinese delegation’s visit, and that …

 Above: Governor Luis Fortuño By the Caribbean Journal staff A firearms collection push spearheaded by Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has netted a total of 1,966 weapons and 100,129 munitions, according to the island’s government. A collection drive was held …

 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 has received an $11.5 million USD grant from the PetroCaribe Fund …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Education Ministers from Organization of Eastern Caribbean States member countries met in Basseterre this week, looking to tackle the problem of creating secure learning environments for students. The Ministers looked …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly, Justice Minister Jean Renel Sanon, French Ambassador Didier Lebret and Interior Minister Thierry Mayard-Paul (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government graduated 20 new magistrates from the School of Magistrates Friday, the fourth …

 Above: Johnnoiry St Philippe and Wenchel Renaudin of Ayikodans (Photo: Josue Azor) By Alexander Britell “When you are doing a dance class, you don’t need to speak English or Creole or French to do it — you just need to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat will introduce measures to simplify and rationalize the island’s import tax rates next month, according to Frank Ferguson, director general of the Montserrat Revenue Services. The revisions will cause changes to be made to …