New Speaker of the House in Jamaica

Above: Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert at her first sitting in Parliament (JIS Photo) The Jamaican House of Representatives welcomed new Speaker Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, along with Deputy Speaker Tarn Peralto, at their first sitting since Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding appointed new ministers […]


Bahamas Reshapes its Road Network

Above: Prince Charles Drive in Nassau (BIS Photo) The Bahamas is in the midst of a massive infrastructure project that is reshaping nearly the entire road system of the main island of New Providence. The New Providence Road Improvement and […]


Privy Council Hears Last Belize Appeal

The London-based Privy Council heard its last appeal from Belize yesterday, one year after Belize formally signed on to the Caribbean Court of Justice as its final court of appeal. “It is 30 years since Belize became independent,” said Lord […]


Increased Ties for Barbados, Panama

Above: Panama City Barbados and Panama are looking to improve their relations, with an aim of increased airlift and greater business cooperation. Barbados Foreign Minister Maxine McClean met with Arlina Gonzales Costa, the Panamanian ambassador to Barbados, yesterday in a […]


New Airline Could Launch in Turks

A new air carrier, SkyCruise Airways, is set to launch in Turks and Caicos after submitting plans to the government’s Air Transport Licensing Authority. According to documents filed with the ATLA, the company’s points of departure and final destinations include […]

A CARICOM Television Station?

Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo has called for CARICOM leaders to establish a regional television station to counteract what he called a “bombardment of North American culture.” Jagdeo was speaking at the closing ceremony of the CARICOM Heads of Government meeting […]

Op-Ed: OBMI's Tim Peck on How to Improve the Caribbean Hotel Market

By Tim Peck Despite challenges the Caribbean has faced in the past few years, the future for the industry shows great potential. The prudent hotel owner should now be focusing on repositioning their property to preserve their asset and prepare […]


Bahamas Begins Marking Firearms

From left: Commodore Roderick Bowe, Commander, Defence Force, Prison Superintendent Dr Elliston Rahming, Minister Tommy Turnquest and Florencia Raskovan, training facilitator for the OAS’s Department of Public Safety (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) The Bahamas has added another tool in its approach […]

Patterson to CARICOM: Support Martelly

Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson called for CARICOM’s Heads of Government to maintain support for Haiti and the priorities and processes of new President Michel Martelly. Patterson, who was […]

FIFA Finds New Evidence of Alleged Caribbean Football Bribes

Above: Mohammed Bin Hammam (Photo: FIFA/Simon Bruty) At least nine football associations were either offered or accepted cash gifts of $40,000 at a meeting in Port of Spain with 25 members of the Caribbean Football Union in May, according to […]


UN Official Seeks Truth Panel for Duvalier

Above: Kyung-what Kang (UN Photo) Kyung-wha Kang, the UN’s deputy high commissioner for human rights, said the creation of a truth commission would help Haitian victims who suffered during the regime of Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier. There are already […]

Bahamas Bans Commercial Shark Fishing

The Bahamas announced yesterday it would ban all commercial shark fishing in its 240,000 square miles of waters. The decision followed a campaign by environmental groups and a petition signed by 5,000 Bahamian residents. The Bahamas has nearly 40 species […]

Pondering Caribbean Agriculture's Future

Above: Bahamian IICA representative Dr Markis Alvarez visits the Bahamas last month (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston) Given the growth prospects of agriculture and an abundance of plant-friendly weather, why doesn’t the Caribbean as a region invest more in the industry? That […]


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