Month: May 2012

Forbes: Jamaica, Women and ICT

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor ICT for Women & Girls – Why? World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was May 17. This year’s theme focused on Achieving Equality in ICT for Women and Girls. The State Minister in the […]


Cayman Seeks Cuban Refugees After Escape from Detention Centre

Above: the boat that landed in Cayman Brac April 18 (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands law enforcement and immigration officers are looking for two Cuban refugees who escaped from the territory’s Immigration Detention Centre Saturday night. […]

CJ Politics

Bahamas Completes Senate Appointments

Above: Prime Minister Perry Christie By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian cabinet has made its final three appointments to round out the country’s new Senate. Former Senate President Sharon Wilson, former diplomat Joseph Curry and attorney Cheryl Bazard have […]


Panama Launching New Solar Project

Above: Hector Aparicio By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama’s government is launching a new solar panel project that could help provide power for 600 families in the Rodeo Viejo de Sona district in the Veraguas province. The project, which is […]

Mexico and CARICOM Sign Agreement on Haiti's Reconstruction

Above: Mexico and CARICOM begin talks in Barbados Monday (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell BRIDGETOWN — Haiti’s reconstruction efforts will receive support following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Mexico and the Caribbean Community. Mexico signed the MoU […]

Haiti's First Free Secondary School to Expand, With Hollywood Support

Above: the Academy for Peace and Justice By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction at Haiti’s first free secondary school is now slated to begin, thanks to an $800,000 grant from Artists for Haiti. The organization, which was founded by actor […]


Haiti's Martelly Calls for Unity as Country Celebrates Flag Day

Above: a celebration in Arcahaie (Photos: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly urged citizens Friday on the necessity of living united, with a “sincere” collaboration that goes beyond individual differences. Martelly’s call came in Arcahaie as […]

Grenada's National Democratic Congress to Change Date of Convention

Above: Prime Minister Tillman Thomas of the NDC By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s ruling National Democratic Congress will be changing the date of its 2012 annual convention, the party announced Saturday. The convention, which was originally scheduled for July […]

Jamaica Names Police Welfare Officer

Above: Police Commissioner Owen Ellington By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has appointed former Police Commissioner Lucius Thomas to be the country’s new Police Welfare Coordinator at the Ministry of National Security, according to National Security Minister Peter Bunting. Thomas […]


Grenada PM: "We Will Continue to Achieve Our Goals and Targets"

Above: Prime Minister Tillman Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff With Grenada seeing its second high-profile cabinet resignation in less than a month, Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said his government remained dedicated to the task of running the country. “Most […]

Bahamas PM Appoints New Senators

Above: Senator Jerome Gomez By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie has appointed seven new senators in what is being called the youngest-ever group appointed to the Bahamian Senate. Christie announced the appointment of Frank Smith, Gregory […]

For Haiti's Health Care, a Virtual Boost

Above: a Cuban doctor administers a vaccine in Haiti (UN Photo/Sophia Paris) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s healthcare delivery is getting a virtual boost. Medical workers and volunteers both in Haiti and abroad are now being virtually connected through […]


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