Month: May 2012

St Vincent and the Grenadines Launching National Culture Project

 Above: La Soufriere in St Vincent By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines is launching a national culture project aimed at developing a national cultural policy for the country. The move was announced by Elvis Charles, Junior …

St Lucia, Grenada and St Vincent to Receive Broadband Improvements

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia, Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines will be part of the first phase of a 10-year Information and Communication Technology programme funded by the World Bank. The Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Programme …

A Young Grenadian Track and Field Star Gets Help from the Diaspora

 Above: Principal Davis Adams, Shequanda Felix and Labour Minister Glynis Roberts By the Caribbean Journal staff Shequanda Felix vows that she will continue working to better her performance as one of Grenada’s brightest young track and field stars. Grenadians, too, …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Dominican Republic President-Elect Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s President, Michel Martelly, and Dominican Republic President-Elect Danilo Medina are planning to convene bilateral talks. The two sides are pledging to further strengthen …

 Above: an advertisement for Matusalem from 1957 (Photo: Ron Matusalem) JUST 10 YEARS after Don Facundo Bacardi Masso began operations in Santiago de Cuba, Benjamin and Eduardo Camp, brothers from Spain, along with a third partner, Evaristo Alvarez, opened a …

 Above: Panama’s Permanent Representative to the OAS, Ambassador Guillermo Cochez (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama is the latest regional country to receive a firearms marking machine from the Organization of American States, as part of an …

 Above: the boardwalk at the SoCo Hotel in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff The SoCo Hotel in Barbados is set to open its doors Aug. 15, according to Tropical Sky, which will exclusively feature the property. The Art Deco-inspired …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff New United States Ambassador to Barbados Larry Leon Palmer presented his credentials to Acting Governor General Elliott Belgrave in a short ceremony at Government House this week. Palmer has previously served …

 Above: some of the new patrol boats donated by Italy By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama has received four new patrol boats donated to the country under an agreement between the governments of Panama and Italy. The new boats will …

 Above: Senator Sharon Wilson is sworn in as Senate President by Christine Brown of the Cabinet Office (BIS Photo/Parick Hanna) By the Caribbean Journal staff Attorney Sharon Wilson has been elected President of the Bahamian Senate, the first time a …

 Above: Haiti’s inauguration of the new treatment plant By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly inaugurated today a new wastewater treatment plant in the area of Titanyen. The 12.5-hectare project, which completed with help from the Spanish Agency …

 Dr Marcia Forbes’ Streaming: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, examines the behaviour of youths online, using research from participants from Jamaica, Dominica, Trinidad and the USA. The following is the latest in a series of excerpts from the book published in …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada must change the image of politics in the country, according to Prime Minister Tillman Thomas. The PM was speaking at a rally this weekend following his survival of a no-confidence …

 Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Johgh and Delegate Donna Christensen By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh is opposing the legislation brought by USVI Delegate Donna Christensen that would create a Chief Financial …

 Above: Dominican Republic President-Elect Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly is extending his “warmest congratulations” to Danilo Medina, the President-Elect of the Dominican Republic. Medina won the country’s election on Sunday. Martelly, in a statement, …

 Above: Captains Gwendolyn Ritchie, Gail Saunders and Frances Smith BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian national air carrier Bahamasair has introduced the first female pilots in the company’s history. Three pilots, Gwendolyn Ricthie, Gail Saunders and Frances …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has completed the first phase of a project aimed at gauging the interest of the island’s diaspora in potential investments. The project was initiated by the government as what it called an “initial step” …

 Above: President-elect Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Liberation Party’s Danilo Medina will be the next president of the Dominican Republic, according to provisional results from the country’s Central Election Board. Current First Lady Margarita Cedeño de …