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China Vice Premier to Visit Jamaica

 Above: Hui Liangyu (UN Photo: Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the commencement of the China-Caribbean Economic Forum in Port of Spain this week, China’s Vice Premier Hui Liangyu will be visiting Jamaica beginning on Sunday. Hui will …

Jagdeo: Adopt a System That Works

 The Caribbean needs to change its traditional way of thinking at the political level, Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo said at a roundtable of the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. “We still operate in a global system, …

Bahamas to Host Climate Conference

 Bahamas to Host Climate Conference Above: Elma Garraway, permanent secretary at the Bahamas’ Ministry of Education, Philip Weech, director of the BEST Commission, Deidre Bevans and Terry Archer (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) The Bahamas will host a UNESCO conference on the …

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 Above: Aristide on a United Nations visit while president (UN Photo: Milton Grant) Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide will make his first major public appearance since his return to Haiti in March, delivering a speech and inaugurating the expansion …

 Above: the UN and CARICOM teams (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM and the United Nations met yesterday to review earlier deliberations between the two bodies on the issue of crime. Delegations from CARICOM’s Implementation Agency for Crime …

 Above: China and Trinidad sign a cooperation agreement (Photo: TGISL) Trinidad and China signed a $6.2 million agreement Tuesday, the latest in a series of economic and cooperation agreements between China and Caribbean countries at the China-Caribbean forum in Port …

 Above: Lyndah Wells’ The Walking Reds (Courtesy of BIS) The Bahamas’ Public Treasury Department has turned its first five floors on Nassau’s East Street into an art gallery featuring the works of Bahamas’ female artists. Entitled “Bahama Mama,” the exhibition …

 Above: Cricket’s pan-Caribbean future is being evaluated (Photo: Digicel Cricket) By the Caribbean Journal staff During the CARICOM Meeting of Heads of Government in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis in July, the conference expressed serious doubt about the future of …

 Above: China Vice Premier Wang Qishan and Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff China Vice Premier Wang Qishan announced that the country would be providing $1 billion in loans to the Caribbean to support investment …

 Above: Isadore Sharp (Photo: Four Seasons) By Alexander Britell In 1961, Isadore Sharp was a neophyte in the hospitality industry who had just opened his first property in Toronto. Fifty years later, the company he founded and built, Four Seasons, …

 Above: Trinidad Minister Stephen Cadiz and Chinese Ambassador Yang Youming at the opening of the forum (Photo: China Ministry of Commerce Website) By the Caribbean Journal staff The China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum is set to begin Monday for …

 Above: Foreign Minister and Deputy PM Brent Symonette greets Wang Qishan, vice premier of China’s State Council in Nassau yesterday. (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) The Bahamas and China signed an economic-technical cooperation agreement at Paradise Island’s Atlantis resort the same day, …

 Minister of National Security Brigadier John Sandy addressing a press conference during the emergency. Others, from left: Chief of Defence Staff Brigader Kenrick Maharaj; Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Commissioner of Police Dr Dwayne Gibbs (Photo: GISL Trinidad) By the …

 Above: Sir Richard Branson (Photo: Virgin) The Sir Richard Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship has opened in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The centre, which was established by the Virgin Group billionaire at a cost of approximately $3.5 million, is supported by several …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff PJ Patterson, CARICOM’s special representative on Haiti and former Jamaican prime minister, has been invited to become a member of the newly-announced Presidential Advisory Council on Growth and Investment, an initiative of Michel Martelly and …

 Above: peacekeepers in Haiti’s Cite Soleil (UN Photo) A high-level contingent of Uruguayan investigators has arrived in Haiti to probe the alleged sexual assault of a young man by Uruguyan peacekeepers working for the UN. UN spokesperson Eliane Nabaa told …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank announced that its board of executive directors had approved a $100 million, 18.5-year loan to Jamaica. The loan will support a series of measures in the country aimed at enhancing fiscal and …

 Above: Charlestown, Nevis (Photo: Caribbean Journal) By the Caribbean Journal staff The economy of St Kitts and Nevis is projected to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent his year, with a slightly higher rate in 2012, according to the …

 

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