Month: November 2012

Haiti’s Laurent Lamothe Talks Human Rights With UN’s Michel Forst

 Above: the UN’s Independent Expert on Human Rights in Haiti, Michel Forst (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met Friday with Michel Forst, the United Nations’ Independent Expert on Human Rights in Haiti. …

First Wyndham-Branded Hotel Opens in Costa Rica

 Above: a rendering of the Wyndham Garden San José Escazú By the Caribbean Journal staff Wyndham has opened its first hotel in Costa Rica, with the 111-room Wyndham Garden San José Escazú debuting in San Juan. The hotel is owned …

St Kitts and Nevis PM Visits Nigeria

 Above: Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas made the trip to Nigeria this week. Douglas was joined by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of …

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 By Paul HayOp-Ed Contributor In part 1, I made the point that Caribbean states cannot depend on monopoly power providers to implement their renewable energy policies. But, a strategy needs to be effected that enables operation of independent power providers …

 Above: Sandy Lane in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy rose 11 percent in October compared to the same period in 2011, according to a report from STR. Occupancy stood at 54.8 percent in the region in …

 Above: Puerto Rico Secretary of State Kennth McClintock By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Secretary of State Kenneth McClintock is urging US Congressional leaders to move forward on statehood for the island territory and “tear down” the “anachronistic” wall …

 Above: Mount Fuji By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and First Lady Sophia Martelly will be heading to Japan next week for an official visit, the National Palace announced Friday. The trip, which begins Monday, will be …

 Above: Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff Incoming Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has named Ingrid Rivera Rocafort as the new director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, he announced Thursday. The move was one of several appointments …

 NEXT WEEK brings Art Basel Miami, the annual celebration of the art world in South Florida. And one of the spots that’s sure to attract the sojourning art lovers is Juvia, the restaurant and lounge high above the Herzog & …

 Above: Alma Adams By the Caribbean Journal staff Alma Adams has been presented with her instruments of appointment by Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes as the Bahamas’ new Ambassador to Cuba Adams is the first woman ever named to the …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly at a meeting in Cuba (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly met with a group of non-resident Ambassadors to Haiti during his trip to Havana this week. Martelly reportedly …

 Above: the UN General Assembly’s vote on Thursday (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations General Assembly voted 138-9 to accord Palestine with non-Member Observer State status, with much of the Caribbean voting in favour. There …

 Above: attorney Niyala Harrison (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The legacy of Marcus Garvey remains just as relevant to the modern day, particularly to the Caribbean. That was among the findings of the Fifth Marcus Garvey Seminar held Thursday …

 Above: the government of Turks and Caicos By the Caribbean Journal staff The government Turks and Caicos is planning to convene a Commission for Independence mandated to define the process required to achieve independence, Governor Ric Todd announced at his …

 Above: The Trump Ocean Club in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Sun International has signed an agreement with developer Newland International Properties to own and operate a 75,000-square-foot casino at the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower in …

 Above: Turks and Caicos By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands House of Assembly officially reopened, following a ceremony Wednesday, with tourism at the forefront. Governor Ric Todd’s Throne Speech outlined a major push on tourism, looking …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago and the Inter-American Development Bank are launching an IDB-funded Sustainable Energy Programme. The plan, which is officially being launched on Friday, will create a Sustainable Energy Matrix and Framework for the country, …

 Above: Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The $100 million renovation of the former Jalousie Plantation in St Lucia is now complete, relaunching the property as Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, the Viceroy Hotel Group announced …