Month: May 2012

Puerto Rico Launches Plan to Improve Broadband Internet Access

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is looking to expand access to broadband internet across the island, according to a new plan by the Puerto Rico Broadband Task Force. The initiative, unveiled by Governor Luis Fortuño, seeks to widen …

St Lucia’s Ladera Resort to Introduce a New Kind of Room With a View

 Above: a guest room at the Ladera Resort in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ladera Resort in St Lucia, which is marking its 20th anniversary this year, is set to unveil five new “Hilltop Dream” suites on …

Former Bahamas PM Ingraham Bids Farewell to Public Life in Abaco

 Above: Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham in Abaco By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, whose Free National Movement government was ousted by the Progressive Liberal Party in the country’s May 7 vote, has bid farewell …

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 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli By the Caribbean Journal staff With the expansion of the Panama Canal and an increasing number of foreign investment opportunities, Panama could be a major partner for the Caribbean, according to President Ricardo Martinelli. The …

 Above: Nevis Peak, the site of the island’s geothermal project (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff El Salvador will establish a geothermal energy training centre for Latin America and the Caribbean with a $2 million grant from the Inter-American …

 Above: Christophe Harbour By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Kitts and Nevis has identified yachting as a potential growth area and one that could change “dramatically” in the next few years, according to Tourism Minister Richard Skerritt. …

 Above: National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage at a press conference (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Progressive Liberal Party government in the Bahamas is set to unveil a new National Firearms Control Strategy to combat the …

 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. Here, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has announced new nonstop service by air carrier JetBlue between the Luis Muñoz Marín airport in San Juan and Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC. The Department of Transportation …

 Above: Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke, Senator Norman Grant and Edgar Munn (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican-born Edgar Munn leads Blue Mountain Inc., an Atlanta-based coffee company delivering Jamaica’s Blue Mountain beans. The Georgia company, which ships its …

 By Mark TurnquestOp-Ed Contributor After analyzing The Bahamas’ economic conditions for the past three years and reviewing international watchdog agencies’ (Moody’s, IFC/World Bank, Standard & Poor’s) reports, it is imperative that the public and private sectors focus on small and …

 Above: Martinelli upon his arrival to Port of Spain (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago for the Caribbean Investment Forum in Port of Spain, which begins Monday. Martinelli is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an effort to boost Trinidad’s tourism sector, the government is launching a series of projects aimed at developing domestic tourism in the country, according to Tourism Minister Dr Rupert Griffith. “In an attempt to …

 Above: Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) By the Caribbean Journal staff The administration of St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas has sent legislation to the National Assembly to ensure equal pay for men and …

 Above: Incoming Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell is sworn in (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) By the Caribbean Journal staff The 11 recently-appointed members of the new Bahamas Cabinet let by Prime Minister Perry Christie completed their swearing-in Friday in a ceremony at …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly has inaugurated the new office of the country’s National Old Age Insurance office, the country’s national pension fund, in Petionville. “This is another victory for the …

 Above: Parliament in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Parliament office in Guyana has been given a period of two months to find and submit full Hansard records of the country’s National Assembly for the period January 1985 to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Social empowerment, and not social welfare, is the approach which St Lucia’s government will take to tackle the issue of poverty in the country, according to Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony. According to Anthony, persons …

 

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