Month: May 2012

Op-Ed: The Bahamas Election Looms

By Ian Strachan Op-Ed Contributor The Bahamas braces itself for the eighth election in its 39-year history. It promises to be just as close as its last, in which less than 4,000 votes separated the two major parties. So far […]

Haiti and the Clouds in the Dark

By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor A country is yearning for development. A people that is so desperate for change. A whole world is watching, and yet, the darkness is filled with clouds. It may not be possible to see the […]


Grenada: No Oil Feud With Trinidad

Above: the blocks in question (Source: Trinidad Ministry of Energy) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government is denying reports of a conflict with Trinidad and Tobago over oil blocks. The government said it noted an article in the Trinidad […]


Cayman, Brazil Strengthen Economic Ties

Above: Sao Paulo By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from Cayman’s Ministry of Finance recently attended the Brazil Investment Summit in Sao Paulo as part of a bid to strengthen bilateral ties. The Cayman team, which was led by […]

Guyana Appoints Country's First Consul General to Barbados

By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has appointed Michael Brotherson as the country’s first Consul General to Barbados. According to Barbadian Foreign Minister Senator Maxine McClean, Brotherson’s resident posting to the island will be “of great benefit” to Guyanese nationals […]

Canada, IDB Partner to Finance Green Fund for Caribbean and Latin America

By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada and the Inter-American Development Bank are partnering on a fund aimed at financing green investment in Latin America and the Caribbean. Canada has already committed just over $253 million to create the Canadian Climate […]

CJ Politics

Bahamas Votes in Advance Poll

Above: downtown Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamians at home and abroad officially began their 2012 election Tuesday with the country’s Advance Poll. The Bahamas, which has typically boasted very strong electoral turnout, has typically permitted advance […]

Antigua Hosting World Bank Team

By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Ministry of Finance is hosting a team from the World Bank this week to review the suitability of the so-called “4-3-2 Framework” for Antigua and Barbuda. The framework, which was jointly developed by the […]

Montserrat Continues Artificial Reef Project to Strengthen Marine Ecosystem

Above: one of the reef units (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is into its second phase on a project building artificial reefs. The Montserrat Reef Project, which was initiated by Scuba Montserrat’s Andrew Myers and Emmy Aston, […]

Op-Ed: The Jamaica Contractor General's Office and Its Critics

By Ramesh Sujanani Op-Ed Contributor I was somewhat surprised to see no less than three articles in the Jamaica Gleaner in which the Contractor-General’s Office was queried and criticized, in what I believe to be an outstanding job over the […]

Cayman Islands Governor Appoints Two to Constitutional Commission

Above: left, Governor Duncan Taylor and Premier McKeeva Bush during a visit by UK Minister Henry Bellingham (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands Governor Duncan Taylor has appointed two new members to the territory’s Constitutional Commission. Jude […]

Grenada's Tourism Minister Resigns

Above: MP and Former Tourism Minister Peter David By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian Tourism Minister Peter David resigned his position on Monday. David, whose portfolio includes Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, said he was “pushed into having to take […]


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