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A New Beginning for the End of the World

 At the edge of the Atlantic and the farthest boundaries of the Bahamas, in a small bar off Queen’s Highway, roamed the ghosts of presidents, outlaws and writers. But after years of neglect, even Ernest Hemingway couldn’t get a drink …

New York Lawyer Contributes to Save Belize’s Mesoamerican Reef

 Sir Thomas Moore, a lawyer in New York and longtime supporter of ocean renewal, donated $100,000 to help completely end all forms of trawling in Belize. Moore made the contribution as part of the Christie’s Green Auction last week. The …

CARICOM, Italy Sign MOU

 CARICOM and Italy today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening political, scientific and technical relationships between the Caribbean market and Italy, CARICOM Secretary-General Lolita Applewhaite announced today. The Memorandum places a special focus on areas including tourism, modernization …

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 China’s Assistant Commerce Minister, Li Rongcan and Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett Guyana and China signed agreements yesterday on a series of projects, including transportation, health care and cultural-related initiatives. Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Finance Minister Ashni Singh and …

 The Jamaican Government will raise the issue of an alleged mistreatment of a Jamaican woman by Barbados customs officials, Foreign Affairs Minister Ken Baugh announced. Jamaican national Shanique Myrie claims she was subjected to two demeaning cavity searches, along with …

 As of Sep. 1, Montserrat’s new constitution will go into effect, according to the island’s Chief Minister, Reuben Meade, after five years of debate. “We recognize that many persons would have liked to see more radical changes,” he said. “However, …

 The Caribbean Court of Justice, the court supported by some Caribbean nationals as a pan-Caribbean court of appeal replacing the British Privy Council, has jumped into the news this week as a vote is set to be taken next week …

 After reports emerged this morning that Haitian singer and onetime presidential candidate Wyclef Jean had been shot in the hand the morning of the presidential elections, police are saying he was injured by glass. “The way I can explain it …

 Cayman Islands Attorney General Samuel Bulgin The Cayman Islands financial industry is preparing for restrictive measures to execute U.N. Security Council and European Union sanctions against a number of Libyan nationals and entities. Cayman’s Attorney General, Samuel Bulgin, who is …

 Trinidad and Tobago’s state-run National Gas Company has been tapped by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation to supply energy for power plants in Ghana. “NGC is breaking new ground as it is the first state company to be extending its …

 Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos, said there were “tough decisions” ahead for the territory, as the United Kingdom seeks to execute a financial support package for the archipelago, which saw its constitution suspended in 2009 after a series …

 By the Caribbean Journal Staff The first stage in a $409.5 million airport redevelopment at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport has opened, with a new U.S. Departures Terminal arriving on time and at a cost of $198.1 million. The new …

 The Bahamas signed a memorandum of understanding with China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. that will see the Chinese company perform infrastructure work on several islands, including Abaco and Exuma. The projects include a bridge between Little and Great Abaco, a …

 The Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace is the Bahamas’ Minister of Tourism and Aviation. After a global financial crisis that hit the tourism industry, and the Caribbean, rather severely, Vanderpool Wallace has moved to bring the Bahamas’ integral tourism sector forward. He …

 Jamaican Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne took the stand in the high-profile Commission of Enquiry yesterday, and charged that the Christopher Coke affair could have been resolved far earlier if not for the approach of the United States. “I think that …

 By the Caribbean Journal Staff The condolences have poured in from across the region for the loss of Sir Allan Fitzgerald Louisy, who served as Prime Minister of St. Lucia from 1979-1981, along with a five-year stint as the leader …

 Jamaica’s FSC Senior Management Team Jamaica has been home to the high-profile OLINT issue, what some have dubbed the Caribbean’s version of the Bernard Madoff controversy. But according to the Jamaican Financial Services Commission, there are 64 unregulated investment schemes …

 Buju Banton a.k.a. Mark Myrie The U.S. Government filed its response to Buju Banton’s motion for bond following his conviction last week in his high-profile narcotics trial. Assistant United States Attorney James Preston, Jr. argued that Banton, whose real name …