Month: January 2013

Dominica’s Carissa Etienne Sworn in as New PAHO Director

 Above: Carissa Etienne By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica native Dr Carissa Etienne has been sworn in as the new director of the Pan American Health Organization, following a ceremony in Washington Thursday. She succeeds outgoing PAHO Director Dr Mirta …

From Barbados to the Super Bowl

 Above: Ramon Harewood By the Caribbean Journal staff After a Caribbean-filled Super Bowl XLXVI last year, this year’s contest between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens returns the region to the global sporting stage. Ramon Harewood, an offensive …

Grenada Launches 2013 Sailing Circuit

 Above: sailing in Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Sailing Week Camper & Nicholsons Race Series began Thursday to kick off the major sailing season in the country. The first series, which lasts through Feb. 5, consists of four …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the property in Curacao By Alexander Britell Hyatt is continuing its legal actions over the property it managed in Curacao, the company told Caribbean Journal in a statement. Hyatt had managed the Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and …

 Above: Haiti First Lady Sophia Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti First Lady Sophia Martelly led a meeting this week to discuss the United States Agency for International Development’s food voucher progarmme in the country. The programme, which was …

 Above: the hotel school in Les Cayes (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has begun the admission process for the new Hotel and Tourism Training Institute in Les Cayes, according to the departmental directorate of tourism in …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has the highest ranking for press freedom in the Western Hemisphere, according to the 2013 World Press Freedom Index from Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The country was ranked 13th overall …

 Above: OAS SG Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States says it is looking forward “to the holding of timely legislative and local elections in Haiti,” according to a statement issued …

 Above: Sam Condor at the UK Caribbean Forum in Grenada last year (CJ Photo)   By Alexander Britell St Kitts and Nevis Foreign Minister Sam Condor has tendered his resignation. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the …

 Above: the former Hyatt resort in Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff The former Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina has officially launched as the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, the property announced in a release Wednesday. …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has appointed Dirk Harrison as the country’s new Contractor General, King’s House announced in a statement. Harrison’s appointment will be effective March 1. He currently …

 Above: former Jamaica PM PJ Patterson (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff As the voices who question CARICOM’s relevance become “increasingly strident and vociferous,” action needs to be taken to prevent a “coma” for the regional integration system, …

 Above: the Grotto Pool at the Atlantis resort By the Caribbean Journal staff This year’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace showed increased activity and interest, according to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. This year’s event, held at the Atlantis resort in …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund lowered its growth estimate for St Kitts and Nevis in 2012 from -0.7 percent to -0.9 percent, but an economic recovery is reportedly on the way …

 Above: flooding after Sandy (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with donors on a programme to help provide disaster insurance for micro-entrepreneurs in Haiti. The …

 Above: Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has officially “rung the bell,” calling new national elections for Feb. 21. Freundel Stuart, the leader of the ruling Democratic Labour Party, is seeking …

 Above: Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas tries out one of the new tractors (Photo: OPM Grenada)   By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s agriculture sector received a boost Tuesday thanks to the contribution of $555,555 in agricultural equipment from China. …

 Above: Former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick By Alexander Britell The formal request to extradite former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick to the TCI was lodged with the Brazilian government on Tuesday, according to a statement issued on …