Month: June 2012

Op-Ed: The Pulse of Jamaica’s Poor

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor A recent headline in Jamaica called for the resignation of the country’s Education Minister if he disagreed with the imposition of the general consumption tax on basic foods. I had to clean my spectacles and read …

Barbados Receives $17 Million IDB Loan for Smart Energy Initiative

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados will soon receive a $17 million loan for the country’s Public Sector Smart Energy programme, following the loan’s approval by the Inter-American Development Bank. The programme will also be receiving …

Jamaica’s Yohan Blake Tops Usain Bolt in Country’s Olympic Trials

 Above: Yohan Blake (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff In an upset, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake finished ahead of Usain Bolt in the final of Jamaica’s Olympic Trials on Friday. Blake, the current world champion in the 100 metros, ran …

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 Above: the marina at the Bimini Bay Resort, the largest in the Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian island of Bimini will soon be home to a 10,000-square-foot full-service casino. The $24 million RAV Bahamas project, …

 Above: President Clinton on a visit to the Caracol Industrial Park earlier this year (Photo: Clinton Foundation) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former US President Bill Clinton was in Haiti Thursday leading an investment delegation to the country. The visit …

 Above: Prime Minister Tillman Thomas and Ambassador Larry Palmer By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is seeking the help of the United States in the areas of green energy and tourism-related foreign investment, according to Prime Minister Tillman Thomas. The …

 Above: the US Supreme Court (Photo: Franz Jantzen) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen is hailing the decision by the US Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. …

 Above: Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Dominica and France have signed a $12.6 million loan agreement aimed at financing the second phase of Lot Two of Dominica’s Airport Road Rehabilitation Project. The project is one of …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli (centre) during the visit By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama offers several competitive advantages for Puerto Rico, and the two parties must strengthen bilateral trade ties, Panama President Ricardo Martinelli said during a trip to …

 Above: US Labour Secretary Hilda Solis By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico will soon receive three National Emergency Grants from the United States Department of Labour. The grants, which total more than $4 million, will target more than 750 …

 By L Andrew S RiccioCJ Legal Contributor Grenada is an island nation better known for its beaches and diving than for petroleum production. But in 2004, RSM Production Corp., a US company, applied for a petroleum exploration license from Grenada. …

 Above: the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands has been awarded a grant of more than a half a million dollars to hire six community-oriented police officers. The Virgin Islands Police Department will receive $562,600 …

 Above: Sheriff Adrian Garcia By the Caribbean Journal staff Adrian Garcia, sheriff of Harris County in Texas, has pledged his department’s support for St Kitts and Nevis on law enforcement issues. Garcia recently met with St Kitts and Nevis Police …

 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana hosted a reception Wednesday celebrating the 40th year of diplomatic relations between Guyana and China. Guyana President Donald Ramotar said there was “ample testimony” to strong bonds of friendship …

 Above: Samuel Dalembert By the Caribbean Journal staff NBA center Samuel Dalembert, who was born in Haiti’s Port-au-Prince, has been traded from the Houston Rockets to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Rockets announced Wednesday. Dalembert, who played a strong part in …

 Above: Bahamas PM Perry Christie (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian people should decide on the question of creating a national lottery, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie. “The major parties agreed that they will put it …

 Above: Canadian Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Jamaican National Security Minister Peter Bunting By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada and Jamaica signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday to establish a Canadian Forces hub in the capital of Kingston. The hub …

 Above: Jacmel’s Cap Lamandou Waterview Hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cap Lamandou Hotel in Jacmel, Haiti is among several recipients of $2.59 million in new funding announced by the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Jacmel’s Cap Lamandou has obtained …