Month: September 2012

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz Beat US for First Time in Kingston Qualifier

 Above: Jamaica had lost all of its matches against the US since 1988 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz made history Friday night, beating the United States’ national football team, 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match. It …

Antigua’s Benna Boys Fall, Guyana Draws in World Cup Qualifying

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Benna Boys fell by a score of 3-1 Friday in a World Cup qualifying match with Guatemala. While Antigua got out to an early lead thanks to Peter Byers’ goal in the 39th minute, …

Haiti “Remains a Focus” for Canada

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Canadian Minister Bernard Valcourt (Photo: Canada DFAIT) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bernard Valcourt, Canada’s associate minister of national defence and minister of state, concluded a trade mission to Haiti and the Dominican Republic …

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 Above: Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff While Dominica’s authorities’ public investment has helped the country withstand a challenging economic environment, weak demand and the outbreak of the Black Sigatoka banana disease will “continue to hold back” a recovery, according …

 Above: Grenada’s former Parliament building was destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Ivan was eight years ago, but its memory is still strong in Grenada, where it caused more than $600 million in damage …

 Above: Usain Bolt (centre) (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, Jamaica’s star sprinters, each took home victories in the Brussels Diamond League meet on Friday. It was a Jamaican sweep in the 100m, in which …

 Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Health Minister Dr Florence Duperval Guillaume is calling on members of the Caribbean’s Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS to strengthen coordination efforts and improve integration efforts. Guillaume made the …

 Above: Dominican-born star Jose Reyes (Photo: Miami Marlins) By the Caribbean Journal staff Major League Baseball will be hosting a showcase for top amateur players in the Dominican Republic this month, the league said in a release Friday. The Sept. …

 Above: an outer region of Haiti’s Port-au-Prince (Photo: KC) By the Caribbean Journal staff The foundation of US designer Kenneth Cole has opened the Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Centre at St Mary’s Hospital in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Cite Soleil. …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina has launched his country’s programme to help develop micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. The plan, which will go into effect Sept. …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly during his visit to Electricity of Haiti (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly made a visit Thursday to the headquarters of Haiti’s Electricity of Haiti utility to monitor the …

 Above: a room at Cap Maison By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia will soon be getting its first-ever pop-up restaurant. Chef Craig Jones of the Cap Maison resort’s Cliff at Cap restaurant will be creating St Lucia’s first pop-up …

 Above: British PM David Cameron’s first cabinet meeting since the reshuffle (Photo: UK PM) By the Caribbean Journal staff United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a new ministerial team at the Foreign Office. Mark Simmonds, the Member of …

 Above: work on Prince Charles Drive in Nassau last year (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas will be receiving a supplemental loan of as much as $65 million for its large-scale road network project in New Providence following …

 Above: the training workshop at Haiti’s Club Indigo hotel (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly launched a two-day workshop Wednesday aimed at raising awareness about corruption and drug trafficking in Haitian society. Martelly was …

 Above: construction at Black Fly Lodge By the Caribbean Journal staff The Black Fly Lodge on the Bahamian island of Great Abaco has joined the Expedition Properties Portfolio of Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts. The bonefishing lodge is owned and operated …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands Government announced Thursday that it has lifted its moratorium on deportations to Haiti. The ban had been enacted following Haiti’s January 2010 …

 Above: Haitian-American and All-Pro Jason Pierre Paul (Photo: New York Giants) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Super Bowl Champion New York Giants took on the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday night, with a number of players with Caribbean heritage represented. Leading …