Month: September 2012

Jamaica Eyes Tax Exemption to Boost Foreign Investment

 Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is considering a bill that would create a new tax exemption to promote foreign investment in the country. The Bill Income Tax (Amendment) Act, which was tabled in the House of …

Guyana Continues Push to Bring Solar Power to Amerindian Communities

 Above: a resident of Guyana’s Region 9 taking home a solar panel earlier this year By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s government this week delivered solar panels to a series of Amerindian villages, as part of the country’s push to …

OAS Begins Project to Digitize Civil Registry Information in Grenada

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States has launched a programme to scan birth, death, marriage and adoption documents in Grenada. The move is part of an inititative to ensure all Grenadians have …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Dominica (Photo: Dominica Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s parliament has named Eliud Williams as its seventh president. Williams was officially sworn in Monday by Justice Brian Cottle. The choice was not without controversy, amid charges by the …

 Above: Qatar Ambassador Mohammed Abdulla Al-Rumaihi and Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Haiti and Qatar launched a joint development fund Tuesday, the culmination of a funding plan first pledged at a conference in …

 Above: Dominica’s Dr Carissa Etienne (Photo: PAHO) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s Dr Carissa Etienne has been elected the new director of the Pan American Health Organization. Etienne was chosen by PAHO Member States during the 28th Pan American …

 Above: Ambassadors Dessima Williams and Normans Penke By Michael Bascombe NEW YORK — Grenada has formally established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Latvia. A Joint Communiqué on establishing diplomatic relations between both countries was signed in New York Wednesday. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s economy has slowed down this year, according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently concluded a staff visit to the country. The meeting, which took place from Sept. 10 to Sept. 18, …

 By Drew AikenOp-Ed Contributor Since January 2011 — a year after Port-au-Prince and its environs were pummeled by a devastating earthquake — the United States has deported hundreds of Haitian nationals, many of whom had long been legal permanent residents …

 Above: Former Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has set Oct. 15 as the date of the by-election for the North Abaco seat, the constituency of former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who is retiring …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel, which acquired Haiti’s Voila network earlier this year, will complete the integration of the network by Oct. 15, the company announced. According to the company, the integration will expand the area of coverage for …

 Above: the “Happy Ours” home on Harbour Island in the Bahamas (Listing: Coldwell Banker) While the Caribbean real estate market was impacted by the recession, it is beginning to show signs of growth. And at the centre of the regional …

 Above: the UN’s ASG for Human Rights in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Haiti is showing “encouraging signs of progress,” a number of challenges remain, particularly on the fronts of poverty and justice reform, according …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff A democratically-elected House of Assembly and government will decide whether to change existing legislation to permit high-rise developments, Turks and Caicos Governor Ric Todd said Monday. The …

 Above: St George’s, Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada and Trinidad have signed a cooperation agreement on energy development, according to Trinidad’s Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs. The framework agreement was signed Sept. 3 by Trinidad Energy Minister …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Attorney General and Home Affairs Minister Adriel Brathwaite held talks Monday with a delegation from China at the Webster’s Business Park. The visiting Chinese group was led by Li Fei …

 Above: construction at Haiti’s Caracol Industrial Park earlier this year By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Caracol Industrial Park will soon receive a $50 million grant, following approval by the Inter-American Development Bank. Over the next six years, the IDB …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas requested Governor General Sir Carlyle Glean to prorogue Parliament Monday, according to a statement released by Thomas’ office. The action brings the fourth session of the …