Month: September 2012

Montserrat Hires Firm for Environmental Assessment of Geothermal Project

 Above: Montserrat’s volcano could provide an energy boost for the island By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados-based Atom Solutions has been contracted by the government of Montserrat to conduct an environmental and social impact assessment of the island’s impending geothermal …

A New School for Jamaica’s Trench Town

 Above: Jamaica PM Portia Simpson Miller (left) at the handing over ceremony (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The community of Trench Town in Jamaica’s St Andrew parish is home to a new 150-student school. The basic school facility, …

St Kitts and Nevis Debt-to-GDP Ratio Could Fall Below 100 Percent

 Above: Basseterre, St Kitts (Photo: Erasmus Williams) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis’ debt-to-GDP ratio, which was once nearly 200 percent, is expected to fall below 100 percent, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. The report …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the ECCS in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has appointed two new Justices of Appeal in St Lucia. Justices Louise Bledman and Mario Michel are the new members of the country, following …

 Above: Suriname Ambassador to the OAS Niermela Hindori-Badrisingh (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname and the Organization of American States signed an agreement Tuesday for the donation of a firearms marking machine to the country. Suriname is …

 Above: Marlon Samuels (Photo: Digicelcricket.com/Brooks LaTouche) By the Caribbean Journal staff The West Indies Cricket Board has signed an agreement with Admiral Sportswear that will make the company the official kit supplier of West Indies Cricket until August 2013. “We’re …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Peter Foster, St Lucia’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, has been admitted to the Inner Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, making him a Queen’s Counsel. Foster joins his father, Kenneth Foster, in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from Haiti visited Turks and Caicos Tuesday to discuss the former’s plans to open a consulate in Providenciales. The consulate will allow Haitian residents in TCI to process official documents locally. It was …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony ended months of speculation Tuesday night in announcing that St Lucia would indeed maintain its diplomatic ties with Taiwan. He revealed the decision in a …

 Above: former US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens (Photo: US Embassy in Libya) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the Bahamas said it stood with its ally the United States and joined other “free and democratic” countries in …

 Above: discounted fertilizer in Desdunes (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly inaugurated a new drinking water supply and distribution system in Verrettes during a tour of the Artibonite region on Tuesday. The system came …

 Above: UN Deputy SG Ivan Simonovic began his Haiti trip Wednesday (UN Photo/Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ivan Simonovic, the United Nations Deputy Secretary General for Human Rights, began a visit to Haiti Wednesday, the world body announced. …

 Above: Chef Curtis Smithen By the Caribbean Journal staff Chef Curtis Smithen has been taking Nevisian cuisine around the world, from New York to the Bahamas — but his latest food odyssey is bringing him halfway around the world to …

 Above: treatment at a medical clinic in Gonaives, Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new initiative by the Multilateral Investment Fund will promote business models aimed at offering accessible health services to low-income women in countries …

 Above: The office of Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (centre) has launched a programme aimed at strengthening management of government assets By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Office of Human Resources Management launched a training seminar this week aimed at …

 Above: the Tabarre neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince (Photo: US Embassy in Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Embassy in Haiti issued a security message to US citizens traveling in or visiting Haiti this week after a spate of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz lost a tight 1-0 game to the United States in Columbus, just four days after their historic win over the USMNT in Kingston. It was American Herculez Gomez that put the US …

 Above: El Salvador followed Friday’s draw with a 3-2 win By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana fell to El Salvador in San Salvador Tuesday, 3-2, in an up-and-down game of World Cup qualifying. It was El Salvador’s Rafael Burgos that …