Month: September 2012

Dominican Republic’s Medina: Current Poverty Indicators “Inadequate”

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina (UN Photo/Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff International institutions need to devise new measures of human development to break the cycle of global poverty, Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina said during his speech …

St Lucia’s New Ambassador to the United States Presents Credentials

 Above: St Lucia Ambassador to the US Sonia Johnny at the OAS (OAS Photo/Maria Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s new Ambassador to the United States, Sonia Johnny, presented her credentials to United States President Barack Obama …

Belize, Suriname Foreign Ministers Meet With OAS in New York

 Above: OAS SG Jose Miguel Insulza and Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington and Suriname Foreign Minister Winston Lackin met with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in …

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 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met Tuesday with South Africa President Jacob Zuma during his trip to New York this week. Lamothe was accompanied by Haiti …

 Above: Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos (UN Photo/J Carrier) By the Caribbean Journal staff The international community must continue full engagement with Haiti, Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New …

 Above: Bill Clinton visiting Haiti in 2010 (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of $2.79 billion in public sector pledges has been disbursed in Haiti since 2010, according to an analysis from the United Nations Office …

 Above: the Riu complex in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of RIU hotel properties in the Dominican Republic area of Puerto Plata is being put on the market for $95.4 million. Miami-based real estate brokerage …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Retired Senior Superintendent Anthony Hewitt was shot dead by gunmen last week in Kingston. This was very bad news for Jamaica’s law enforcement community and the international agencies with whom they cooperate. It was a virtual …

 Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s decision Monday to lower its outlook on the Bahamas to negative was unfortunate, but not unexpected, according to a statement from the Bahamian government. The government said it …

 Above: the Alexander A Farrelly Justice Centre in St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has nominated three attorneys as Superior Court Judges. Denise Hinds has been nominated as a judge in the …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and EU Ambassador Javier Pérez Niño (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly accepted the credentials Monday of the European Union’s new Ambassador, Javier Pérez Niño. Niño, a native of …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor After Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe’s recent piercing comments about Jamaican males, it was heartening to analyze responses from 57 inner-city residents who attend non-traditional high schools on the island. They gave their opinions about what …

 Above: UN peacekeepers in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff A second peacekeeper from Rwanda’s Formed Police Unit in Haiti has been killed, the UN peacekeeping mission announced Monday. The death of Sergeant Aloys Nsengiyumva comes after …

 Above: downtown Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s has revised the outlook on its long-term rating on the Bahamas to negative from stable, the ratings firm announced Monday. The revision reflected the firm’s view that …

 Above: the view from Haiti’s new Best Western project (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Best Western Premier hotel currently under construction in Haiti’s Petion-Ville will open before the end of the year, according to Haiti’s Tourism …

 By Alexander Britell Jimmy Cliff, one of the titans of reggae, had gone seven years without an album until releasing “Rebirth” earlier this year. The crisply-made work, created in collaboration with veteran punk-music producer Tim Armstrong, represents a rebirth, not …

 Above: Parliament in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Ratings firm Standard & Poor’s has not changed its “SD” foreign currency ratings and “D” rating on Belize’s bond due in 2029 after the country made a partial payment of $11.7 …

 Above: Amaila Falls in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has revised its 2012 growth projection downward from 4.1 percent to 3.8 percent, according to Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh. The revision was a result of the country’s sugar …