Month: April 2013

Trinidad Foreign Minister Meets With OAS Secretary General

 Above: the meeting in Washington (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran met Monday with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in Washington. The meeting, which followed Trinidad and Tobago …

Cuba and Saudi Arabia Sign Agreement on Water Supply Project

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba and Saudi Arabia have signed a bilateral agreement aiming to rehabilitate water networks in Havana, Cuba’s government announced. The agreement will involve $30 million in funding from the Saudi Fund for Development; …

Trinidad National Security Minister Jack Warner Resigns

 Above: Jack Warner By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago National Security Minister Jack Warner has resigned, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced. The PM said she had officially accepted his resignation in a statement on Monday. “I wish to …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government says it plans to increase the use of information and communication technology in its education sector. The plan is part of what it says is an effort to “bridge …

 Above: the former base and soon-to-be tourism school (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff It was once the base of Senegalese soldiers in the MINUSTAH peacekeeping force in Haiti. Now, the former UN building is set to reopen …

 By Paul HayOp-Ed Contributor In the “Competitiveness of Small Nations: What matters?”, Densil Williams and Beverly Morgan analyze the competitive performance of Singapore, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago under the “Global Competitiveness Report” over a period spanning 2004/5 to 2010/11. …

 Above: the recently-opened Best Western Premier Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti led the Caribbean in expected hotel room supply growth through March, according to a new report from STR. Haiti’s expected hotel room supply growth was 58.2 percent, …

 THE FRENCH WEST INDIES is a global rum hub — making the world’s best rhum agricole distilled from locally-grown sugar cane. And we’ve long been fans of the wonderful rhums of Guadeloupe. Of course, these rhums are traditionally difficult to …

 Above: Fabien Cousteau with one of the Discovery Club members (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A recent incident that saw a boat run aground into a coral reef in Exuma led to a visit this weekend by noted …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says she is “on a mission” to improve the country’s business competitiveness globally. But while attracting foreign investment will remain a priority, the Prime Minister …

 Above: Acting Governor Franz Manderson and New Court of Appeal Judge Sir Richard Ground (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of new judges for the territory have been sworn in by Acting Cayman Islands Governor Franz Manderson. Sir …

 Above: a rendering of the new Parliament building by COCOA By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government has officially released the designs for its new planned Parliament building. The building will replace the country’s former Parliament, which was destroyed by …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s recent agreement on a transitional college of the Permanent Electoral Council, a move that paves the way for the holding of long-delayed elections, is drawing praise from the United States …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe By the Caribbean Journal staff A little over three months since he announced that Canada would be reviewing its long-term strategy with Haiti, International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino chaired a meeting Friday with Haiti Prime …

 Above: Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Investment Bank’s Caribbean office is moving from Martinique to the Dominican Republic, the bank announced this week. The host country agreement was signed in Brussels on Thursday by Dominican Republic …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assmebly By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Turks and Caicos is planning to introduce several measures aimed at improving revenue collection and generating new revenue. Chief among them is the planned …

 Above: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has unveiled the itineraries for its planned Quantum of the Seas megaship for 2014-2015, with a host of Caribbean destinations. The ship’s 11-night Eastern Caribbean trip, …

 Above: a rough rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Interministerial Commission on Investment has approved a $9 million hotel project in Tabarre. The 84-unit Monte Cristo Hotel & Suites, which is the brainchild of developer-investor Donald …