Month: April 2013

Haiti Launches Tourism Classification Project in Northern Region

 Above: Cap-Haitien By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Tourism Ministry is continuing its plan to change the way tourism establishments are classified in the country. The latest endeavour is the launch of the “Hibiscus” initiative in Haiti’s North and Northeast …

Jamaican Ambassador to United States Visits University of Miami

 Above: Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie, Adjunct Professor David Rowe, Deputy Consul General Don James and Associate Dean for Adjunct Faculty Douglas Bischoff (Photo: University of Miami) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Ambassador to the United States Stephen Vasciannie paid a …

Caribbean Earthquake Shakes Antigua, St Kitts, Guadeloupe, St Eustatius

 Above: a map of the quake (USGS) By Alexander Britell A 5.3-magnitude earthquake caused moderate to strong shaking across the northeastern Caribbean Tuesday morning, according to the United States geological survey. The quake, whose epicentre was 38 kilometres west-southwest of …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Remittances to the Caribbean remained effectively flat in 2012, with a 0.1 percent increase compared to the previous year, according to estimates from the Multilateral Investment Fund. There were a total …

 Above: Ronald Sharpe By the Caribbean Journal staff Ronald Sharpe, the United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands, has been named to the Advisory Committee of US Attorney General Eric Holder. Sharpe will serve for a two-year …

 Above: downtown St John’s (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s government has unveiled its plans for ramped-up security at the Quays in downtown St John’s. The plan includes an increase in the number of security officers, …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party arrived in Havana on Monday morning. The group, led by Rui Falcao, president of the centre-left Workers’ Party, was received by Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, second …

 Above: US Congresswoman Barbara Lee By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Congresswoman Barbara Lee has introduced a bill that would require a “comprehensive report” updating Congress on the progress of reconstruction and development in Haiti. The bill, HR 1749, …

 Above: the Karibe Hotel in Petion-Ville By the Caribbean Journal staff The Association of Caribbean States concluded its fifth-ever Summit of Heads of State and Government in Haiti this weekend, releasing a joint statement called the “Petion-Ville Declaration.” The declaration …

 Above: Fort-de-France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe have joined the Association of Caribbean States as associate members. The move marks their latest step toward increased integration with their regional …

 Above: the Wave Knight By the Caribbean Journal staff A United Kingdom warship patrolled the waters between the Turks and Caicos Islands and Haiti on Sunday, following a request by the office of Turks and Caicos Governor Ric Todd. The …

 By Marcia ForbesCJ Contributor Trinidadian & Jamaican, Working Together TWO DYNAMIC WOMEN, Racquel Goddard from Trinidad and Kellie Magnus from Jamaica, got together to pull off an event hosted in Jamaica on World Book Night, celebrated April 23. Facebook COO …

 Above: King Abdullah II and Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Jordan’s King Abdullah II briefly visited Haiti this weekend as part of a wider trip to the United States and Spain. Abdullah’s visit featured a meeting …

 Above: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (UN Photo/Lou Rouse) By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited Cuba this weekend for the first time since winning the country’s hotly-contested election earlier this month. Cuba had been by far the …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Information and Communication Technology will form a “major platform for growth” in Grenada, according to Information Minister Senator Winston Garraway. Continuing a Caribbean-wide push for more ICT integration, Grenada will set …

 Above: the Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts has named Gabriel Felip its new Chief Operating Officer, the company announced this week. Felip, a longtime travel industry veteran, will be responsible for “streamlining operations” in …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will be receiving approximately $25.3 million USD in health funding from the European Union, according to Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson. The funding will focus on maternal and pediatric care …

 Above: a banana plant (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s agriculture sector has faced a series of challenges in recent years, chiefly the Black Sigatoka banana disease — but it has managed to show improvement, according to …