Month: September 2012

Haiti’s Government Relieves Two Secretaries of State of Duties

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government has removed two Secretaries of State from office, President Michel Martelly’s office announced in a statement. The two Secretaries of State are Mathias Laureus, Secretary …

Bahamas and Brazil Hold High-Level Trade Talks in Brasilia

 Above: Brazil Minister of External Relations Antonio de Aguiar Patriota and Bahamas Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder (Photo: MFS Bahamas) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas and Brazil convened high-level trade talks this week aimed at improving commercial …

Haiti Officially Opens Roi Henri Christophe Campus in Limonade

 Above: the Roi Henri Christophe Centre for Higher Education (OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has officially opened the Roi Henri Christophe Centre for Higher Education in Limonade, a project funded by the government of the Dominican Republic …

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 Above: PMs past and present gather to barrel a special edition Appleton Rum By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and a number of her predecessors gathered this week to barrel a special edition of Appleton …

 Above: the Blue Marlin Cove in Grand Bahama By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie was on hand this week to officially open the new Blue Marlin Cove Resort and Marina at Bootle Bay in Grand Bahama. …

 Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (second from right) visiting the under-construction Best Western hotel in Petion-Ville (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti launches its Tourism Week beginning Sunday as part of a series of activities to …

 Above: a rendering of the Mall of San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño and San Juan Mayor Jorge Santini laid the foundation stone this week on the new Mall of San Juan luxury retail …

 Although Bacardi is perhaps Puerto Rico’s more famous rum export, it’s Don Q that is the more popular at home, in terms of sales. And like Bacardi, the company has a long, storied history. Cataluña’s Don Juan Serrallés began the …

 Above: downtown St George’s Grenada and the old Parliament building (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has accepted the resignation of Environment Minister Glynis Roberts, he said in a statement. Roberts had earlier resigned …

 Above: King Henri-Christophe’s Sans-Souci Palace near Cap Haitien (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nearly 30 years after it was first classified as a World Heritage Site by the United Nation Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Haiti’s …

 Above: the delegation’s meeting in Haiti (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly met Thursday with a delegation from the Caribbean Community led by Secretary General Irwin LaRocque. The working visit by CARICOM was aimed …

 Above: UN peacekeepers in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is probing the death in Haiti of a peacekeeper from Rwanda, the world body announced in a statement. The officer was a member of …

 By Richard KildareOp-Ed Contributor The challenges in developing any economy are many. It is prove, however, that through the infrastructural development of small businesses and entrepreneurship, this sector can account for employing more than 60 to 80 percent of a …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has asked Acting President Timothy Hamel Smith to revoke the appointment of Justice Minister Herbert Volney. The move came after a controversy over the passing …

 Above: Minister Glynis Roberts (second from left) By Alexander Britell Glynis Roberts has resigned her position as Grenada’s Minister of Environment, Foreign Trade and Export Development. The move is the third resignation of a cabinet official from Prime Minister Tillman …

 Above: Georgetown, Grand Cayman By Alexander Britell While places like Virginia and Florida will mean the most to the upcoming presidential election in the United States, another location has been popping up disproportionately during the campaign: the Cayman Islands. Since …

 Above: Kirani James at the Annadale Waterfall (Photo: Joshua Yetman) By the Caribbean Journal staff Kirani James put Grenada on the global stage with his historic, gold-medal-winning performance at the London Olympics. Now, as part of a bid to boost …

 Above: Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will soon host a group of officials from the International Monetary Fund for what could be the “concluding round” of talks between the two sides. The talks …