Month: May 2012

Former Haiti Teleco Official Sentenced to Nine Years for Bribery Scheme

 Above: the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Miami By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Haiti Teleco official Jean Rene Duperval has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a scheme to …

Jamaica to Drill for Oil, Gas in 2013, Considering Nuclear in Future

 Above: Minister Philip Paulwell By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Energy Ministry is moving forward with plans to drill for gas and oil in its offshore waters next year, according to Minister Philip Paulwell. The country has already drilled 11 …

Mexico’s Felipe Calderon, in Barbados, Forges Closer Ties With Caribbean

 Above: Mexico President Felipe Calderon and Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell BRIDGETOWN — Mexico is “a proudly Caribbean country,” even if it is not a formal part of CARICOM, President Felipe Calderon said Monday as …

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 Above: the rally in Grenada (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s ruling NDC government held a rally Sunday after Prime Minister Tillman Thomas’ survival of a no-confidence motion brought by the opposition NNP last week. The rally, which …

 By Carlos CabreraOp-Ed Contributor When asked about Hyatt’s strategy to enhance its distribution during the company’s Q1 earnings call in May, Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, specified that expanding the Hyatt Resort presence was one of …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ 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 Ministry …

 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. …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: US Virgin Islands Delegate Donna Christensen By the Caribbean Journal staff Legislation to establish a Chief Financial Officer in the US Virgin Islands is an “evolution” for the territory, USVI Delegate Donna Christensen said Thursday during testimony after introducing …