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Guyana Spends $92M on Health, Energy

 Above: Parliament in Guyana (Photo: Guyana) Guyana has spent $92 million on improvements to its healthcare and electricity sectors in the first half of 2011, Finance Minister Ashni Singh announced yesterday. The government is working on improving the health infrastructure …

World Bank Report: St Kitts and Nevis Broadband Use Highest in Caribbean

 Above: the narrows between St Kitts and Nevis (Photo: Caribbean Journal) St Kitts and Nevis has the highest fixed broadband subscription rates in the Latin American/Caribbean region, according to a report by the World Bank’s infoDev group. The rate of …

Caribbean Haul at World Championships

 By Lincoln Depradine The Caribbean brought home 19 medals at the recently-concluded World Championships in South Korea, led by Jamaica, which earned nine medals, including four golds. Jamaica earned 101 points with its golds, four silvers and a bronze medal, …

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 The first shipment of Jamaican honey produced under a joint venture between the government, the All-Island Bee Farmers’ Association and the Boston Diaspora Ventures LLC could hit overseas markets in six months, according to Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Robert …

 Above: Victims of the Haitian earthquake queue up for water (UN Photo: Sophia Paris) A new report shows the way scientists mapped populations movements after Haiti’s earthquake using data from more than two million cell phone handsets. “We rapidly received …

 By Alexander Britell Colm Delves has been Digicel Group CEO since 2005, after joining the company as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2004. Delves has overseen a fourfold increase in the number of markets the company reaches, helping to bring …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis PM Denzil Douglas (UN Photo: Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff Citing escalating crime in the country, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, who is also the current chair of CARICOM, announced …

 Above: Spanish Town Major crimes in Jamaica fell by 12.6 percent in the first six months of 2011, compared to the same period last year, according to the Planning Institute of Jamaica. There were 189 major crimes per 100,000 Jamaicans …

 Above: Kirani James (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian officials were ecstatic over the potential impact of sprinter Kirani James’ gold medal at the 400-meter World Championships. “There’s no price that we can put on Kirani’s victory,” said Tourism …

 Above: Scrub Island in BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff A report by the Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence division has named the British Virgin Islands as having the Caribbean’s best quality of life. The report, which ranks what it deems …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 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 …

 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 …

 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, …

 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 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 …

 

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