In Grenada, Development a Balancing Act

Above: PM Tillman Thomas (Photo: GIS) For small island states like Grenada, development is balancing act, where governments must weigh the benefits of development against efforts to conserve their heritage, Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said yesterday. Thomas, who was […]


Tim Peck: For a Sustainable Tourism Model, Look to Antigua

Above: Carlisle Bay, Antigua By Tim Peck The Caribbean tourism industry waits with bated breath for the announcement of the OECS Common Tourism Policy on October 1. As the first policy of its kind for our region, a tourism blueprint […]


Jamaica Devising a New Building Code

Above: Kingston The Jamaican government is moving to have a proposed new National Building Act approved, Industry Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said this week. According to Tufton, the first draft of this act has been completed and reviewed by the […]


In St Lucia, Trading Luxury for Security

By the Caribbean Journal staff A new piece of sunset legislation will come into effect during the course of the new financial year in St Lucia, imposing a tax of one percent on luxury goods in St Lucia. The tax […]

China, Jamaica Sign Agricultural Deals

China Vice Premier Hui Liangyu pledged his government’s commitment to helping Jamaica with its economic and social development, speaking at the beginning of his visit to the country yesterday. The two countries have shared relations for 39 years, and signed […]

Clinton: Haiti Could be Regional Leader

Above: Former US President Bill Clinton and Haitian President Michel Martelly (UN Photo: Logan Abassi) Haiti has the potential to be an economic leader in the Caribbean, former US President Bill Clinton said at the annual forum for his Clinton […]


LaRocque, Ban Meet in New York

Above: CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque and UN SG Ban Ki-moon (UN Photo: JC McIlwaine) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this weekend on the eve of the General Assembly […]

Jamaica Bets on Cocoa

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is intensifying efforts to regain its prominence in the cocoa market, with an EU- and USAID-backed plan to rehabilitate approximately 2,000 acres of production by the end of the 2011-2012 crop, and increase production […]

St Lucia to Install CCTV System

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Saint Lucian police force will soon add a CCTV camera system to its arsenal, aimed at enhancing their capacity to monitor potential criminal activity on the island. The $3 million project is part of […]

CJ Politics

In Dominica, a New Look at Social Security

Above: DSS Director Janice Jean-Jacques Thomas (Photo: DIS) By Mervin Matthew Dominica’s Social Security has begun a series of consultations with stakeholders across the island, engaging in dialogue on the further development of the country’s social security scheme. “The management […]

China-Caribbean: The Next Three Years

Trinidad Foreign Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan welcomes Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan to the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, Trinidad (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Chinese government announced six major measures aimed at enhanced cooperation between China and […]

Grenada's "Golden" Opportunity

By Lincoln Depradine Grenada’s Works and Physical Development Minister, Joseph Gilbert, is excited about a Chinese offer of monetary assistance for regional infrastructural development. “Grenada and other Caribbean countries now have a golden opportunity to undertake much-needed investment in developing […]


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