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Jamaica Eyes Hub for Private Jets

 Above: Transport Minister Mike Henry with Netjets CEO Bill Noe at Ian Fleming Airport (JIS Photo) Jamaica is looking to position the new Ian Fleming International Airport in St Mary as a regional hub for private jets, according to Transport …

CARICOM Meets Central America’s SICA

 Above: From left, SICA Secretary General Juan Daniel Aleman Gurdian, CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque and CARICOM Assistant SG Colin Granderson in San Salvador (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM and the leaders from the Central American Integration System …

A New Owner for Marcus Garvey’s Home

 The Jamaican Cabinet has approved the compulsory acquisition of the birthplace of national hero Marcus Garvey, the Jamaica National Heritage Trust announced Thursday. Garvey was born at 32 Market Street in St Ann’s Bay in St Ann. The government made …

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 Above: the Four Seasons Nevis Resort (Photo: Caribbean Journal) By Alexander Britell Four Seasons Caribbean Regional Vice President Andrew Humphries has overseen the $120 million reconstruction and renovation of the Four Seasons Nevis Resort, where he is the General Manager. …

 Above: the Chinese embassy in Jamaica COMPLANT, the state-owned Chinese company which acquired the state-owned assets of Jamaica’s sugar industry, is rolling out $156 million to invest in the renovation of three factories and sugar cane fields over the next …

 Above: refugees in Somalia (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo announced his government would grant $100,000 in relief for those suffering from the famine in the Horn of Africa. “It is impossible not to be …

 Haitian businesses devastated by the 2010 earthquake could get a boost with a new initiative by former US President Bill Clinton. Clinton is launching a $20 million programme to bolster Haitian businesses, with the first loan of $415,000 going to …

 Above: Scrub Island By the Caribbean Journal staff The first Marriott destination in the British Virgin Islands, and the first Caribbean resort to join the company’s new Autograph Collection has completed phase one of the Scrub Island project, according to …

 Above: the National Library of Jamaica Jamaica’s Ministry of Education has partnered with UNESCO to implement a Literacy Assessment Monitoring Programme to accurately assess literacy levels among Jamaicans. Jamaica is the first country in the Caribbean to put the project …

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean is continually looking for ways to emerge from the downturn. And with an economy largely dependent on tourism, a changing world economy – and a changing world climate — pose new problems for the region. …

 Above: the Centre de Reconstruction in Port-au-Prince (Photo: Open Architecture Network) While Haiti once had its own comprehensive building code, along with a zoning code, construction in Haiti has lost a coherent structure, according to Stacey McMahan. While Haitian architects …

 By Alexander Britell The “noble spirit” of rum has captivated the Caribbean for centuries, and Edward Hamilton has devoted himself to exploring it. Hamilton, who began the “Ministry of Rum” website in 1995 and is a leading rum importer based …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque with Acting Guyanese President Samuel Hinds (Photo: CARICOM) New CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque began his term yesterday with a visit to the Guyanese government, meeting with acting President Samuel Hinds and making a courtesy visit …

 The Jamaican government has completed the privatisation of the country’s sugar industry, signing a divestment agreement with state-owned Chinese company COMPLANT. Under the agreement, COMPLANT will acquire the Bernard Lodge, Frome and Monymusk lands for $9 million. “We know that …

 Above: ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Barcena (Photo: UN) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean and Latin American authorities gathered in Santiago, Chile last week for a dialogue on the international cooperation system and its relation to development. The “Latin America …

 Above: West Indies Power CEO Kerry McDonald (Photo: Caribbean Journal) By the Caribbean Journal staff West Indies Power, which is already in the process of bringing geothermal power to Nevis, has been given approval by the government of Dominica for …

 Above right: CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff New CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque will assume office duties on Monday, April 15th. “Ambassador LaRocque assumes office as the Community’s seventh Secretary-General, with the full confidence and …

 Above: Barbados Attorney General and Home Minister Adriel Brathwaite (FP) Barbados and the United States will soon be signing a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the execution of the Secure Seas Programme, which falls under the umbrella of the Caribbean Basin …

 

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