Month: July 2012

Dominica Stepping Up Crime Fight

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government says it is committed to its fight on crime, and is ramping up efforts to curtail criminal behaviour on the island. “The police, in particular, have stepped up their action in an effort …

Helping Haiti’s Youth, Through Football

 Above: Football in Haiti (Photo: GOALS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, something stood out to Kona Shen. Despite the rubble, despite the ruin, young Haitian children continued playing football. Soon after, …

In Brooklyn, a Look at Reggae in Film

 Above: “Do the Reggae” (Photo: BAM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Marking the 50th year of Jamaica’s independence, the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City is hosting “Do the Reggae,” a 14-part film series looking at Jamaica’s music …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a rendering of the new terminal (Photo: TCIAA) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands Airport Authority has announced plans for the $10 million redevelopment of Providenciales International Airport. The announcement was made by Airport Authority …

 Above: Mighty Sparrow in Grand Roy By the Caribbean Journal staff Legendary calypsonian Mighty Sparrow received what he called a “stupendous” welcome in his recent return to Grenada. Sparrow, who was born in the village of Grand Roy in 1935, …

 By Royann DeanOp-Ed Contributor On July 19, panelists got together at tmg* talks to discuss entrepreneurship and the creative class in the Bahamas. On the panel were Edward Rolle, a board member of the Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund (BEVFL), Chester …

 Above: London’s Aquatics Centre (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica just missed its first medal of the 2012 Olympics as Alia Atkinson finished fourth in the 100m women’s breastroke. Atkinson, a native of St Andrew, finished in …

 Above: Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan By the Caribbean Journal staff Nigeria President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is heading to Trinidad and Tobago for an official visit beginning Tuesday. Jonathan, who will be joined by his wife, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan, …

 Above: Industry Minister Anthony Hylton (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s scrap metal trade could resume soon, nearly a year after it was banned in the country. The Ministry of Industry is “committed” to reinstating the trade in the …

 Above: UK Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham and Dr Rufus Ewing, leader of the Turks and Caicos’ Progressive National Party By the Caribbean Journal staff Dr Rufus Ewing, leader of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ Progressive National Party, met Monday …

 Above: the Carnival of Flowers in Haiti ({Photos: OP and MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is celebrating its summertime “Carnival of Flowers,” a three-day celebration marked by a two-day national holiday. The celebration is aimed at showcasing …

 Above: Chinese Ambassador to Trinidad Yang Youming (Photo: Chinese Embassy Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago National Security Minister Jack Warner met with Chinese Ambassador to Trinidad Yang Youming during a courtesy call Monday. The talks were …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico now has a new Penal Code, following a signing ceremony by Governor Luis Fortuño. “Today we make history, by offering greater protection and justice to …

 Above: the ceremony in Port-au-Prince (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Environmental Monitoring Corps (CSE) received a boost last week with the distribution of 21 Polaris ATV vehicles. Environment Minister Joseph Ronald Toussaint said his office was “committed” …

 Above: Dominica (Photo: Dominica Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s small business sector is showing signs of growth, according to Tourism Minister Ian Douglas. The improvement comes along with concomitant growth in the tourism industry. Douglas said more than …

 By Richard DoumengOp-Ed Contributor 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). It’s also a time of continuing challenges for tourism in the region. A prolonged state of economic uncertainty in the world. Airlift issues …

 Above: Dominican Republic President-Elect Danilo Medina (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff A Free Trade Agreement with Haiti is a priority for Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina, he said this weekend. Medina, who won the country’s election in May, …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque has begun an official visit to South Korea. While in the country, LaRocque will attend the Second High-Level Forum on Korea-Caribbean Partnershipo, which will …