Month: May 2012

Guadeloupe’s Victorin Lurel Named France’s New Overseas Minister

 Above: New Overseas Minister Victorin Lurel with Marie-Luce Penchard in Paris (Photo: OM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Victorin Lurel, the President of Guadeloupe’s Regional Council, has been appointed France’s new Minister for the Overseas Departments and Territories. Lurel will …

Grenada’s Foreign Minister Resigns

 Above: Karl Hood By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Foreign Minister Karl Hood has tendered his resignation, in the second high-profile departure from the ruling National Democratic Congress in less than a month. Former Tourism Minister Peter David resigned April …

St Lucia Delegation Heads for Taiwan

 Above: Deputy PM Philip Pierre A St Lucian delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Philip Pierre is heading to Taiwan the inauguration ceremony of President Ma Ying-jeou. Ma was elected to a second term following his victory in the January …

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 By Jake JohnstonOp-Ed Contributor Jamaica is barely emerging from its worst economic downturn in the last 30 years. Even after positive growth returned in 2011, the economy remains 3 percent below its 2007 level, and with anaemic growth projected for …

 STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, written by Marcia Forbes, artfully combines relevant and often humorous short stories to explain and support her research findings about what youths do online. Here, online refers to the Internet and cell phones. …

 Above: Bahamian Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and new Senator Kwasi Thompson (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ Opposition Free National Movement’s senators were sworn in Wednesday at a ceremony at Government House. Governor General Sir …

 Above: New Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Laurent Lamothe was inaugurated Thursday as Haiti’s new Prime Minister, giving President Michel Martelly a new government for the second time. The inauguration came two …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing a Caribbean trend, Antigua is in the process of launching a backyard gardening programme nationwide. The project, like several in the region, looks to improve the domestic capacity of food production on the island. …

 Above: the countryside in Las Marias, PR By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño announced today the investment of $51.5 million in a plan to improve the quality of drinking water in Las Marias. The second phase …

 Above: Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade and EU Ambassador Valeriano Diaz (Photo: GIS) Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade has signed a new agreement to receive 10th European Development Funds earmarked to support the government’s development goals. Meade signed the agreement on behalf …

 Above: the HOVENSA refinery By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands will be receiving a $7.84 million National Emergency Grant from the US Department of Labour to assist more than 1,200 workers impacted by the closure of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government has earmarked a new drug therapeutic centre for St Andrew, according to senior planning officials in the Ministry of Health. The Carlton House Drug Rehabilitation Centre is one of several capital projects the …

 Above: US Virgin Islands Delegate Donna Christensen and New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Delegate Donna Christensen said she was “dismayed” that Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) used a hearing of the Senate Finance …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has adopt a modified version of its so-called Fuel Pass Through Pricing Mechanism. The new policy on fuel price allows for the retail price of fuel to be adjusted every three months …

 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff Governments must do more to “reduce poverty and inequality,” because “they pose the greatest threat to democracy and security in the region,” according to Guyana President …

 Above: Victorin Lurel By the Caribbean Journal staff Victorin Lurel, the President of Guadeloupe’s Regional Council, said he welcomed the appointment of Jean-Marc Ayrault as France’s new Prime Minister. The pick was announced by new French President Francois Hollande, who …

 Above: Negril By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government has set aside just under $26 million (J$2.25 billion) for a group of projects aimed at improving the infrastructure on the country’s northern coast. The allocation will be executed through the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The terror attack against Fernando Londoño Hoyos, the former Colombian Interior and Justice Minister committed in Bogota Tuesday is drawing condemnation from the OAS. Londoño was injured in the blast in a commercial section of …

 

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