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In Andros, Tackling the Food-Price Problem at the Grassroots

 Above: BAIC Executive Chairman Edison Key tours the North Andros High School’s mini-greenhouse with teacher Shivanandah Ackloo (BIS Photo) By Gladstone Thurston With food prices an increasing challenge for the Caribbean, a group of students in the Bahamas are working …

Jamaica, International Financial Centre?

 Jamaica has strong potential as an international financial centre, according to Eric Crawford, chairman of the Jamaican International Financial Services Authority. “It’s a very high value-added industry everywhere it exists,” he said at the Diaspora Convention in Ocho Rios this …

Miami Nightclub Promoter Michael Capponi Has Big Ideas for Haiti

 Above: a rendering of Capponi’s proposed hotel Miami nightclub promoter and businessman Michael Capponi has a number of high-profile plans for entering the struggling Haitian market. Capponi, who made his name promoting nightclubs like LIV and B.E.D., wants to change …

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 Bahamian track legend Thomas Robinson with Wang Lequan (BIS Photo/Gena Gibbs) China’s Wang Lequan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of China’s Communist Party, visited the new Bahamian national stadium this week, which was a joint Sino-Bahamian …

 Above: Demar Phillips (Photo source: CONCACAF) By Alexander Britell In the face of an ongoing FIFA scandal, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz are bringing the sport’s attention to the West Indies in a far more positive light. With the football world’s eyes …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Singer Rihanna has signed a multi-year deal with the Barbados Tourism Authority to exclusively promote the country. The three-year partnership will begin on Aug. 5, when Rihanna performs a full-length concert of her “Loud” tour. …

 Barbados PM Freundel Stuart at China’s National Museum (BGIS Photo) Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart continued his China visit, meeting with China’s Premier Wen Jibao and discussing the possibility of an air link between the two countries. “There is endless …

 Premier McKeeva Bush By the Caribbean Journal staff Premier McKeeva Bush announced that Cayman’s government would tax and regulate hedge funds for the first time, with the announcement coming in his budget address. “The Government will introduce a single revenue …

 Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (BGIS) Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart began a one-week official visit in China yesterday, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxine McClean and other officials. Stuart is set to sign two bilateral agreements with China, …

 Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding (JIS Photo) Following the controversial treatment of a Jamaican national at Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding questioned the alleged detention of a Caribbean Airlines plane in Barbados. “What I am …

 Edward Seaga, left, and Jack Warner Former Jamaican Prime Minister and current President of the Football Association of Jamaica, Edward Seaga, called for embattled Trinidad Minister Jack Warner, the suspended head of CONCACAF, to resign. “We cannot continue this thing …

 Wang Lequan, left, and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Officials from China visited the Bahamas this week, discussing issues of national security and law enforcement. The two countries’ dialogue actually followed a stint by two Bahamian police officers …

 Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding at the Brookings Institution in Washington this week. (JIS Photo) The Jamaican Diaspora has a critical role in moving the country forward for growth, Jamaican Prime Minister said at a Washington reception held by Jamaican …

 Virgin Atlantic may be dropping its flights to Kingston, and Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is set to meet with the company to discuss the matter. The move will not affect flights from London to Jamaica’s Montego Bay, however. “We …

 Photo Source: NASA Visible Earth Following 20 years of negotiations, the Bahamas and Cuba have reached an agreement on their maritime border, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette. Symonette would not confirm when the matter would definitively be …

 Brian Waynter (Photo: JIS) Jamaica is going through a period of “remarkable change,” Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter said yesterday at the Caribbean Canadian Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue Economic Symposium in St. Andrew. Wynter said the bank was working on …

 Keina Calliste By Lincoln Depradine Trinidadian Keina Calliste is the daughter of one of the Caribbean’s greatest calypsonians — but despite a family legacy in Grenada, she had never visited the island. “I like it,” she said. “It’s not that …

 By Alexander Britell A former lawyer for Gucci who worked on singer Rihanna’s contract with the design firm claims her superior discriminated against the Barbados-born singer because of her Caribbean heritage, according to the text of a complaint filed in …

 

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