Month: May 2012

Bahamas Prime Minister Christie Appoints Complete Slate of Cabinet Ministers

 Above: Prime Minister Perry Christie at his swearing-in this week (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie has completed the formation of his entire cabinet, naming an additional 11 Ministers after the eight who were …

St Vincent Volcano “Not More Active”

 Above: La Soufriere on Thursday (Photo: SVG) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines’ National Emergency Management Organization received a number of calls Thursday from citizens asking if the country’s La Soufriere volcano was erupting, with some …

Bahamas Swears in Eight New Ministers

 Above: Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes is at Government House with the newly-sworn-in ministers of the PLP government. From left: Obediah Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism; Dr Bernard Nottage, Minister of National Security; PM Perry Christie; Philip “Brave” Davis, Deputy Prime …

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 Above: Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas held talks Thursday with leaders of Non Governmental Organisations in the country on a range of issues affecting Grenada’s development. Thomas said the meeting …

 Above: the site of the Ritz-Carlton Reserve project in Dorado By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño visited the construction site of the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve and Spa Thursday, a project with a total investment of …

 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar and Mexican Ambassador Francisco Olguin By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico’s new Ambassador to Guyana, Francisco Olguin, presented his letters of credence today as Mexico’s second-ever Ambassador to the country. The move came ahead of …

 Above: Dr Hubert Minnis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ opposition Free National Movement, which was ousted from powering Monday’s election by the Progressive Liberal Party and new Prime Minister Perry Christie, has named Dr Hubert Minnis …

 Above: Panama and Trinidad’s leaders in Panama City last month (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli will visit Trinidad next week for the Caribbean Investment Forum. Martinelli hosted a visit by Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla …

 Above: Ambassador Salles and Director General Ishmael (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Joaquim Augusto Whitaker Salles, the new Brazilian Ambassador to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, has presented his credentials to Director General Dr Len Ishmael. During …

 Above: PM Perry Christie at his swearing in earlier this week (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie has announced eight new cabinet appointments, following the decision to name Philip Brave Davis as the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is launching a new project aimed at digitizing the country’s legislation. The Legislative Information Management Systems project, which is being launched by the Attorney General’s office Thursday, looks to help the government draft legislation …

 This week’s Rum Journal takes a look at Zaya, an aged rum from Trinidad. Zaya Gran Reserva has had a rather varied history. It began life in Guatemala, distilled by Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala, where two rum standards, Ron Zacapa, …

 Above: St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony explained the soon-to-be-implemented Value Added Tax in his budget address this week, clarifying a set of goods and services that …

 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana President Donald Ramotar will lead a high-level delegation this weekend to Washington, DC. The visit will include discussions with United States officials, representatives from multilateral agencies and the Guyanese …

 Above: Governor Luis Fortuño By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico has become a “more attractive place to do business” with a reduced corporate tax burden for companies looking to invest in the island, Governor Luis Fortuño said at the …

 By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor Haitian government officials are saying that the country is ready for takeoff, but the destination is unknown, and how the country will take off is still not clear. The time can no longer be about …

 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: US Virgin Islands Delegate Donna Christensen By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Delegate Donna Christensen joined the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at a press conference Wednesday morning to protest proposed cuts to Medicaid. The changes would cut into …

 

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