Month: March 2013

Barbados Signs Agreement on Drug Treatment Court Project

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has signed an agreement with the Organization of American States to implement a pilot Drug Treatment Court project. The initiative seeks to promote judicially-supervised treatment alternatives to incarceration for drug …

US Virgin Islands and HOVENSA Reach Interim Agreement

 Above: the HOVENSA refinery By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands and HOVENSA have reached an agreement in principle regarding the process for the sale of the refinery, Government House announced this weekend. The deal, which was …

Grenada Prime Minister Vows Budget Before April 30 Deadline

 Above: St George’s Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government will deliver its budget in the next two to three weeks ahead of the April 30 deadline, according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell. The Prime Minister …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a map of the quake (Graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.0-magnitude earthquake off the northern coast of Venezuela on Sunday morning caused light shaking in Trinidad, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government is working to deliver 351 homes built by China to the public, according to Housing Minister Delma Thomas. The houses were handed over to the government last year, but …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the Phoenix Park plant on Friday (Photo: OPM Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago suffered a nationwide blackout on Friday morning following a malfunction at the Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited, …

 Above: Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff South Korean firm Willbes Co, Ltd will be expanding its facility in Haiti’s Port-au-Prince with up to $4 million in loans approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. The facility at …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados “prides itself” on safety and security, Tourism Minister Richard Sealy said this week, in the wake of the shooting attack on two tourists on March 17. United Kingdom natives Philip …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Cote d’Ivoire Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Cote d’Ivoire have signed a pair of cooperation agreements, according to the office of Haiti Prime …

 Above: Yara Bar at the Amanyara Turks and Caicos (Photo: Aman Resorts) WE KNOW the Caribbean has the world’s best beach bars, but it’s also home to some exceptional hotel bars — some are well-known, and others are well-kept secrets. …

 Above: Parliament in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s House of Representatives has passed a bill to prosecute individuals involved in the widespread lottery scam targeting elderly residents of the United States. The vote now paves the way for …

 Above: Antigua National Security Minister Dr Errol Cort (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Should the Eastern Caribbean have its own regional coast guard and police force? That’s the proposal being put forth by Antigua and Barbuda National Security …

 Above: Wolfgang Senatus (CJ Photo) Wolfgang Senatus, who was born in Port-au-Prince and was brought to Miami at the age of 2, has taken his brush to walls across the Little Haiti neighbourhood and Miami’s Wynwood area, helping to spearhead …

 Above: the lobby and bar at the Best Western Premier Haiti (Photo: Aimbridge Hospitality) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Best Western Premier has opened its doors to guests in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Petion-Ville. The hotel, which will officially …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is projected to grow by around 1.5 percent in 2013, according to the International Monetary Fund, which concluded an Article IV mission to the country this week. …

 Above: the Falcon’s Nest villa at Peter Island Resort ON A CLEAR DAY, you can see all the way to St Croix. High above the Caribbean Sea, the Peter Island Resort’s villas offer some of the most spectacular vistas in …

 Above: Haiti’s northwest coast (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nation’s International Organization for Migration has received $100,000 from the United States Department of State for a programme that discourages “dangerous irregular migration” from Haiti’s northwestern coast. …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s new government is planning a major tourism push, Governor General Sir Carlyle Glean said at his throne speech on Thursday. “The New Economy envisions a world class tourism product,” said …