Cayman Signs Deal on Tech District

Above: Cayman Enterprise City By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands Government has signed a deal allowing developer Cayman Enterprise City the exclusive right to construct, develop and maintain a special economic zone. The company’s project, Cayman Enterprise City, is […]


In the Bahamas, Art Gets a Boost

By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian art is getting a lift from a new programme from the country’s Public Treasury Department, which announced a plan to recognise and encourage young Bahamian artists and engender a renewed commitment to art in […]


Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Grants $1.4 Million for Construction, Green Energy

By the Caribbean Journal staff Above: construction in Haiti (Photo: Clinton Bush Haiti Fund) The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is granting $1.4 million in new funds for three projects in Haiti, including a housing programme, a vocational training programme and […]


Jamaica Makes New Push on Aquaculture

Jamaica is working to ensure the survival of the country’s aquaculture sub-sector with several new policies, including the development of a national fisheries policy. New fisheries legislation would create a framework for regulation of aquaculture, according to Agriculture and Fisheries […]

Trinidad Extends State of Emergency, Shortens Curfew Hours

Above: Minister of National Security John Sandy (FP-TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced that the country’s State of Emergency would be extended, albeit with a reduction in curfew hours. “We are considering and indeed […]

In Barbados, a New Look at Motor Racing

Above: racing at Alwyn Kirk (Photo: Digicel) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ government is preparing to introduce a new Sports Development Act aimed at hastening the development of the sporting sector on the island, including its motor racing industry, […]


OAS: Involve Small States in G20 Talks

Above: OAS Assistant Secretary-General Albert Ramdin (Photo: OAS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The time has come for small states and smaller economies like those in the Caribbean to be involved in the delibrations of the G20 economic summit, OAS […]

The US Downgrade's Impact on Jamaica

The downgrade of the United States’ credit rating by Standard and Poor’s earlier this month could have an impact on the Jamaican economy as part of increased global uncertainty, according to Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter. The BOJ has […]

Bahamas: No Loss of Life from Irene

Above: Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham There was no no loss of life or significant injury to anyone in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Irene, Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said in a statement to the nation today. “This is […]


Ocho Rios to See $21M Tourism Project

Above: Jamaican Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett on a tour of Ocho Rios yesterday (JIS Photo) Jamaica’s Ocho Rios has been earmarked for a $21.1 million tourism project, according to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. The project, which will involve […]

US Indicts 13 for Virgin Islands Trafficking

Above: Southern District Courthouse in Miami By the Caribbean Journal staff US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer today announced the unsealing of a July indictment against 13 individuals charged with a narcotics trafficking conspiracy that extended […]

Irene Devastates Bahamas' Acklins Island

Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham addressing the nation yesterday. (BIS Photo) Almost 90 percent of the entire Lovely Bay settlement on the Bahamian island of Acklins. The island was beaten by 90 to 100 mile-an-hour winds, with homes completely […]


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