Month: September 2012

Son of Bahamian NBA Star Mychal Thompson Heads to New York Knicks

 Above: Mychel Thompson (Photo: NYK) By the Caribbean Journal staff Mychel Thompson, the son of Nassau native and NBA star Mychal Thompson, has signed a contract with the New York Knicks. Thompson, a 6-6 swingman, played in five games for …

Usain Bolt: “I Am Very Pleased” With Olympic Performance

 Above: Usain Bolt in Kingston Tuesday (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Usain Bolt was honoured Tuesday for his accomplishments at the London Olympics, where he won the gold medal in the 100m and 200m races, and set an …

In Chile, a Boost for Haiti’s Agriculture

 Above: an irrigation channel in Haiti (IDB Photo/Paul Constance) By the Caribbean Journal staff A start-up company intending to bing innovation to Haiti’s agriculture sector is one of 101 companies to be elected into Start-Up Chile, the Chilean government’s innovation …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the new coral reef research facility at Nova Southeastern University (Photo: NSU) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nova Southeastern University in Florida will soon debut a $50 million facility that will be the largest coral reef research centre in …

 Above: wind farms, like that in Nevis, are becomingly increasingly popular in the Caribbean (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada will launch a wind energy project on the island of Carriacou in partnership with the European Union and …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor A means to an end or an end to any means. Democracy, since ancient times, has not simply been a means to attain certain political power, but it has been a way of life for many, …

 By Geoffrey PhilpOp-Ed Contributor On June 16, 2012, the Rootz Foundation, Institute for Caribbean Studies, and the Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee, of which I am a member, launched an online petition for the exoneration of Marcus Garvey, leader of the …

 Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (centre) on her southern tour in Morisseau this weekend (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin began what the Ministry dubbed a major tour of the country’s southern …

 Above: Gerard Oriol By the Caribbean Journal staff Nearly 10 percent of Haiti’s population is disabled, in large part due to the earthquake of January 2010. But Haiti is working to improve the treatment of the disabled in the country. “Our …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ government has renewed the oil exploration licence for offshore oil firm Bahamas Petroleum, the company announced in a statement Monday. The licences were renewed as of Sept. 7, and the company has been …

 Above: Junkanoo By the Caribbean Journal staff “Junkanoo is probably a $10 million business,” said Bahamas Culture Minister Dr Daniel Johnson. “We have not yet opened this market up fully.” Johnson, the Bahamas’ new Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture, …

 Above: demolition work on Haiti’s national palace (Photo: J/P Haitian Relief Organization) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s damaged national palace was one of the lasting images of the country’s 2010 earthquake. But while Haiti has already begun the demolition …

 Above: the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority sold $146 million of Matching Fund Bonds last week, a bond issue that raised $130 million to fund the government’s operating costs for three fiscal …

 Above: OAS Headquarters in Washington (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The ORganization of America State’s Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission will launch Trinidad’s first pilot Drug Treatment Court this week. The courts are an alternative to …

 Above: the talks in Panama City (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli received Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin last week for talks in Panama City. Holguin was visiting Panama as part of a …

 Above: clearing rubble after the earthquake in Haiti (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government recently relocated 3,670 victims of the 2010 earthquake, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced Monday in a statement. The group included 2,500 people …

 GUATEMALA HAS RISEN to become one of the world’s rum production hubs — from Ron Zacapa to Zaya, which was made in the country until moving its production (and Guatemalan recipe) to Trinidad. But a longtime player is Ron Botran, …

 Above: Grenada’s new Ford Bridge (Photo: OPM Grenada) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Venezuela handed over a group of projects to Grenada this week, highlighted by the opening of a new bridge at Ford in St Andrew. …