Month: April 2013

Haiti Sends Counternarcotics Officers for Training With Miami Police Department

 Above: the Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute By the Caribbean Journal staff A team of 21 officers Counternarcotics Unit of Haiti’s national police has begun a three-week training course in Miami with the Miami-Dade County Police Department in Florida. The …

Jamaicans Dominate CARIFTA Games

 Above: the Thomas A Robinson stadium (file photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff For a few short days this weekend, Nassau looked a lot like London. Jamaica’s young athletes dominated the CARIFTA games at the Thomas A Robinson national stadium …

Baltimore Ravens Heading to Barbados for Youth Football Camp

 Above: Ramon Harewood By the Caribbean Journal staff The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens are heading to Barbados to begin the Big Mon Elite Athlete Development Camp on April 4. The team’s delegation will be led by Ramon Harewood, an …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Digicel’s regional headquarters in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional mobile firm Digicel has launched its own Android smartphone, the company announced late last month. The Digicel Smartphone DL600, which features a 3.5-inch display, uses the Android Jellybean …

 Above: the Grand Pineapple Beach Resort in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff While the prospect of Sandals Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s proposed $140 million Beaches hotel project on Antigua’s Long Bay had seemingly dimmed last year, the project has …

 Above: the Marche D’Epice in Fort de France (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell FORT-DE-FRANCE — WALKING THE bustling streets of Martinique’s Fort de France, it’s often hard to remember one is in the Caribbean. From the aromas of …

 Above: Bahamas FM Fred Mitchell and Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamas Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell recently traveled to the United Arab Emirates on an official visit. Mitchell met on the trip …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sri Lanka is sending 750 new soldiers to be part of the United Nations’ peacekeeping force in Haiti, the country’s government announced Monday. A group of 400 soldiers from the country’s …

 Above: the council in Washington (OAS Photo/Maria Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama has assumed the chair of the Organization of American States Permanent Council. Panama’s Permanent Representative to the OAS, Arturo Vallarino, officially received the gavel and …

 Above: the last American Eagle flight By the Caribbean Journal staff American Eagle launched its last flight from the British Virgin Islands on Sunday, after almost 27 years of service. The move is part of the carrier’s gradual phaseout from …

 Above: Andrelton Simmons The Caribbean’s supreme baseball talent was on full display last month at the World Baseball Classic, when the global tournament’s final game pitted two Caribbean teams against each other: Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. And while …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Zambia Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili began an official visit to Cuba on Monday. The visit is part of an effort to renew the sports cooperation agreement signed between Cuba and Zambia in 2007, …

 Above: the coral nursery at the Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire (Photo: Buddy Dive Resort) By Alexander Britell KRALENDIJK — From overfishing and pollution to disease and climate change, the Caribbean’s coral reefs are in serious jeopardy. But a dive …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican native Dave Cameron has been elected the new president of the West Indies Cricket Board. Cameron had previously been the WICB’s vice president. He defeated incumbent Dr Julian Hunte in a narrow vote at …