CJ Interviews

Interview with US Virgin Islands Delegate Donna Christensen on Health Care, HOVENSA

 Above: US Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen (Photo: WH) By Alexander Britell The US Virgin Islands is in one of the most challenging periods in its history, in large part due to the closure of the HOVENSA oil …

Congressman Alcee Hastings Talks Haiti

 Above: US Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) By Alexander Britell IN DECEMBER, UNITED STATES CONGRESSMAN Alcee Hastings, the Representative for Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, re-introduced legislation calling for President Barack Obama to convene a White House Conference on Haiti in the …

Interview with Benjamin Krause, Haiti Director for Sean Penn’s J/P Charity

 Above: a street in the town of Delmas 32 in the days after the earthquake. Since 2010, J/P Haitian Relief Organization has cleared 200,000 cubic metres of rubble — and is still doing so. (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By Alexander Britell …

LATEST NEWS

 By Alexander Britell “It was the voice of the Caribbean that changed the world at Durban,” says John Ashton, the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change. The Caribbean, perhaps more than any region in the world, faces an …

 By Alexander Britell GRENADA – The seventh UK-Caribbean Forum that met in Grenada earlier this month looked at a range of areas of cooperation as the Caribbean and the UK open up a “new and more modern relationship” going forward. …

 Above: Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By Alexander Britell GRENADA – Last weekend, Grenada hosted the seventh UK-Caribbean Forum, a series of high-level talks aimed at developing a new and more modern relationship between the UK and …

 By Alexander Britell GRENADA – The seventh UK-Caribbean Forum that met in Grenada this weekend looked at a range of areas of cooperation as the Caribbean and the UK open up a “new and more modern relationship” going forward. As …

 By Alexander Britell GRENADA- The seventh UK-Caribbean Forum that met in Grenada this weekend looked at a range of areas of cooperation as the Caribbean and the UK open up a “new and more modern relationship” going forward. At the …

 GRENADA – Kirani James has made his way onto the international stage about as quickly has he finishes a 400m race. The 19-year-old Grenadian (and former University of Alabama star) has seized the spotlight, particularly in Grenada, where he was …

 By Alexander Britell Dr Wykeham McNeill was part of a sizable victory by the opposition People’s National Party in Jamaica’s national elections Dec. 29, winning his Western Westmoreland constituency and being appointed the country’s new Minister of Tourism and Entertainment …

 By Alexander Britell One of Jamaica’s foremost media specialists, Dr Marcia Forbes has most recently been exploring the ways technology impacts Jamaican society and culture. Her first book, Music, Media & Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica, looked at the ways traditional …

 By Alexander Britell In September, Damian Roderic “Ric” Todd was sworn in as the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands, succeeding Gordon Wetherell, who had served as governor since 2008. TCI, which saw its self-government suspended by the British …

 By Alexander Britell Jean Lowrie-Chin is one of Jamaica’s leading media experts, having founded public relations firm PROComm and created the Jamaica Gleaner’s Flair magazine. Lowrie Chin is also a veteran political analyst, having been a columnist for the Jamaica …

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s green energy movement has made strides in recent years, from a burgeoning geothermal sector on islands like Nevis and Dominica to wind farms like the one at Wigton in Jamaica. It’s Jamaica, however, which is …

 Above: graduates from the charity’s vocational training programme in July By Alexander Britell Yele Haiti, which was founded by Haitian-American singer Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis and Hugh Locke in 2005, had a large hand in the recovery efforts in Haiti …

 Above: Professor Selwyn Ryan (Photo: TGISL) By Alexander Britell University of the West Indies Professor Selwyn Ryan is one of the Caribbean’s most influential thinkers. Ryan, who earned his PhD in political science from Cornell University in 1966, has been …

 Above: Alain Ducasse (Photo: M Rougemont) By Alexander Britell There are chefs, and then there is Alain Ducasse. The legendary chef was the first to have Michelin three-star restaurants in three different cities at the same time, and has earned …

 Above: the Chinese embassy in Kingston By Alexander Britell China’s involvement – and influence – in the Caribbean region has grown rapidly over the last several years – from the construction of new national sports stadiums to large-scale infrastructure projects. …