Month: March 2013

Construction on Trinidad-Barbados Gas Pipeline Could Begin Next Year

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction on a pipeline that will bring natural gas from Trinidad and Tobago to islands of the Eastern Caribbean will begin next year, according to the Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline company. …

Antigua Prime Minister Meets With New Ambassador From Switzerland

 Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer and Swiss Ambassador Line Marie Leon-Pernet By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Prime Minister Dr Baldwin Spencer met last week with Line Marie Leon-Pernet, Switzerland’s new Ambassador to the country. The two sides focused on …

Light Earthquake Shakes Southern Coast of Dominican Republic

 Above: a map of the quake (Graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.0-magnitude earthquake shook the southern coast of the Dominican Republic early Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake’s epicentre was approximately 17 …

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 Above: a map of the quake By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.8-magnitude earthquake occurred southeast of Grenada on Sunday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred at about 1:28 PM local time. A preliminary reading …

 Above: Michel Forst (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre) By Alexander Britell Michel Forst, the United Nations’ Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti, has resigned from his position. A spokesperson for the MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission in Haiti confirmed the …

 Above: US Attorney General Eric Holder with the delegation (BIS Photo/) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Attorney General Eric Holder hosted a Bahamian delegation in Washington on Friday for high-level talks on national security issues. The delegation included …

 Above: the Amazon River in Suriname By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly continued his South American tour with a visit to Suriname on Friday. Martelly met with Suriname President Desi Bouterse in Paramaribo, discussing agriculture, the free …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The tempo of drug enforcement actions in Haiti remains “stubbornly low,” according to the United States State Department’s recently-released 2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. Haiti remains a transit point for …

 Above: Cay Lobos By the Caribbean Journal staff The Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended 17 migrants from Cuba on Cay Lobos, the force announced Saturday. The group, which included 14 men and 3 women, was apprehended after being spotted by …

 Above: the Reggae Boyz in action (File photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz played Panama to a 1-1 tie Friday night at Kingston’s Independence Park in a CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match. Marvin Elliott got things started …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff Amanda Misick of the Progressive National Party has won a by-election in Turks and Caicos that could have changed the balance of power in the territory’s House …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism is an industry “critical to the sustained development and the maintenance of livelihoods in Montserrat,” Premier Reuben Meade said in his budget address this week. The Montserratian leader said the government would …

 Above: Liberty Square inTaipei (Taiwan Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Foreign Minister Alva Baptiste departed Friday for a visit to Taiwan. The trip is a “fact-finding journey,” according to Taiwan Ambassador to St Lucia James CP Chang. …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s unemployment rate currently stands at 5 percent, according to Minister of Trade and Industry Vasant Bharath. The Minister made the revelation during an address to members of the …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor PROBABLY THE MOST senseless decision I have ever seen in my lifetime, was the decision by the Cyprus government and European Union to impose a levy of up to ten per cent on bank deposits. I …

 Above: Chile Ambassador Eduardo Bonilla Menchaca and Nevis Premier Vance Amory By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis Premier Vance Amory met this week with Chile’s Ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis, Eduardo Bonilla Menchaca. The visit followed the presentation of …

 Above: Uruguay Foreign Minister Luis Almagro and Panama President Ricardo Martinelli By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli hosted Uruguay Foreign Minister Luis Almagro for a visit Friday in Panama City. The meeting covered ways to increase economic …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly continued his Guyana trip with a working meeting with CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque. The “very productive” meeting …