Month: September 2012

Heeding Puerto Rico Governor’s Call, US Senators Urge Stronger Caribbean Security

 Above: US Senator Charles Grassley By the Caribbean Journal staff In late June, Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño urged US President Barack Obama and federal officials to establish a Caribbean Border Initiative in light of a worsening security situation in …

United States Virgin Islands Moves Ahead on Broadband Projects

 Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network has awarded a series of contracts to local firms to begin the process of building the USVI’s broadband internet …

Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Meets With UN’s Simonovic

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe, UN Assistant SG Ivan Simonovic and UN Deputy Special Representative in Haiti Nigel Fisher (OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met Friday with the Ivan Simonovic, the United Nations’ …

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 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Last month, Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of Jamaica, in an emphatic speech at the Sir Arthur Louis Institute for Social and Economic Studies, emphasized that Jamaica was committed to regional integration and cooperation. The Prime …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe (centre) said the commission would look to fight high food prices (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government has created a commission on price stabilization, the office of Haiti Prime Minister Laurent …

 Above: Brian Lara in Antigua in 2004 By the Caribbean Journal staff Former West Indies star Brian Lara will be inducted into the International Cricket Council’s ICC Cricket Hall of Fame Saturday. Lara will be the 67th male member of …

 Above: WindWatt’s wind farm in Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Green energy is the destination for the Caribbean, and there is no turning back, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas told diplomats at the Third …

 Above: Georgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands has introduced increased import duties on cigarettes and alcohol as part of the territory’s new revenue measures for the 2012/2013 fiscal year, the office of Cayman Premier McKeeva …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly inaugurated the new National School of Anse-a-Veau Thursday. The school was built with funding from the World Bank in the amount of just …

 Above: a farming project in Haiti, which is reportedly seeing increased interest in insurance (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Alternative Insurance Company has received $2 million in new investments, according to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. …

 Above: a rendering of the Amaila Falls project By the Caribbean Journal staff A $506 million contract was signed this week by a Chinese state-owned company to build the planned hydro power plant at Amaila Falls. The engineering procurement and …

 Above: Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Lloyd Smith with cancer survivor Clover Allen Wilson (left) and Davon Crump, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has begun …

 Above: Parliament in Ottawa By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government said it was “disappointed” following the decision by Canada’s government to impose visas for visitors from the country. Now, citizens of St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, …

 Above: Ecuador Tourism Minister Freddy Ehlers and Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Ecuador signed a tourism cooperation agreement Thursday at a ceremony in Quito. Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin joined …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor A Love Affair “The Internet mean a lot to me, without the Internet I can’t survive. It’s my life.” “The Internet is the part of the computer I love the most.” “The net is a …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is “deploring” the deadly attack this week on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Such attacks “only undermine the efforts …

 Above: Kirani James during his homecoming earlier this month By the Caribbean Journal staff Global sprinting sensation and gold medalist Kirani James, who was recently named a tourism ambassador for Grenada, is the centre of the country’s new tourism campaign, …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño at the launch (Photo: OG Puerto Rico) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has launched a new programme to provide funding to female entrepreneurs in the territory. The plan provides …