Month: September 2012

Martelly: Aid to Haiti Should Focus on Long-Term Development

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly in Brooklyn this week (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Aid to Haiti should primarily be focused on a goal of long-term development, Haiti President Michel Martelly said this week. The comment came …

Jamaicans March Against Violence

 Above: Jamaicans marching Friday against domestic abuse By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaicans took to the streets Friday to voice their outrage over the country’s continued crime wave, and particularly a recent incident involving the rape of five women in …

Guyana Names New Brazil Ambassador, Forms Ties with Tuvalu, Western Sahara

 Above: Guyana Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and Tuvalu Foreign Minister Apisai Ilemia By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana established diplomatic relations with the states of Tuvalu and Western Sahara this week during the United Nations General Assembly Session in New …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Minister Errol Court By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking to tackle a growing problem in the Caribbean, Antigua has suspended the export of scrap metal in the country, according to National Security and Labour Minister Dr Errol Court. The …

 Above: US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (Photo: DHS) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has announced the extension of the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status. The 18-month extension will …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (second from left) with Canada PM Stephen Harper and a Haitian delegation (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met Thursday with Canada Prime Minister …

 Above: Tourism Minister Richard Sealy (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean tourism sector is in a period of change, as the region seeks to emerge from the global downturn. As Caribbean nations like Barbados look to move beyond the …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Fall.  September.  Yes, it’s here — the beautiful time of the year when the leaves change their colors, summer changes to fall and the sun is still warm — but not so intense that you can’t …

 Above: the view from the Hotel Mockingbird Hill in Port Antonio By the Caribbean Journal staff Innovation in the management of energy could provide a boost to Jamaica’s tourism sector, Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill said this week. With an increasingly …

 Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (UN Photo/J Carrier) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller addressed the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, urging the assembled states not to ignore middle-income countries like Jamaica on …

 Above: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is committed to dealing with the biggest issues in the Caribbean, from debt and climate change to transnational organized crime, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said …

 Above: a tent camp in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank has approved a new two-year strategy for the institution in Haiti. The plan, which was endorsed by the bank’s Board of Directors, will …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of St Kitts and Nevis and Lithuania have established diplomatic ties, following the signing of an official agreement this week. …

 Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has left for Washington, DC for a series of high-level talks with multilateral institutions, his office said in a statement. Barrow, who departed Thursday, …

 By Guerda NicolasCJ Contributor Since the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, the Boston-based Haitian Mental Health (HMH) Network has collaborated with several organizations in the US and Haiti to create a Capacity Building Initiative in International Mental Health (CBI-IMH). The primary …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s this week affirmed Montserrat’s “BBB-/A-3” sovereign issuer credit rating, while also affirming its “BBB-” transfer and convertibility assessment. Monterrat’s outlook remains “stable,” according to the ratings firm. The rating reflected “the UK’s …

 Above: Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s House of Representatives has passed a bill offering a tax incentive for officers of global companies that set up their head offices in Jamaica. The Income Tax …

 Above: the port of Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff The development of Jamaica as a global logistics hub could mean a 17 percent bump in GDP over the next six to eight years, according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. …