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Jamaica Has a New Prime Minister

 Jamaica has officially sworn in Andrew Holness as the country’s new Prime Minister. Holness’ Jamaica Labour Party won the country’s national elections last week. “To achieve the vision of shared prosperity through inclusive growth and meaningful job creation, now more …

The Caribbean Community’s 2016 Plan

 Crime, strategy and the Caribbean Court of Jusice Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has assumed the chairmanship of CARICOM, succeeding Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. The six-month chairmanship began Jan. 1. “Our resolution is to continue to strengthen our integration …

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Grenada Pitches Citizenship by Investment in Asia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is the latest Caribbean nation to offer citizenship by investment, and now the country is looking to pitch its passports in Asia. Grenada Implementation Minister Alexandra Otway-Noel said Grenada was the “perfect option for …

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 A significant new project in the Cayman Islands By Alexander Britell In a potentially significant deal, Howard Hospitality Group has announced the acquisition of Grand Cayman’s Treasure Island resort. HHG said it had already begun planning a major redesign and …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Cabinet has undergone a slight reshuffle. The country’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, announced reassignments of several ministers in a statement issued Friday. The reshuffle, which takes effect on Monday, sees Horace Dalley assigned …

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 Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow is sworn in  By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has been sworn in for a third consecutive term. The historic win for Barrow and his United Democratic Party came in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A team of engineers from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez has arrived in the British Virgin Islnads to begin a series of upgrades to the territory’s seismic network. The project is being carried out …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Costa Rica is joining forces with CARICOM to promote common interests in the fight against climate change. New Costa Rican Ambassador to CARICOM, Lydia Peralte noted CARICOM-Costa Rica’s mutual climate change concerns and interests in a meeting …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is “in the process of reviewing” the number of concessions granted to hotel developments in the twin-island federation. “At the end of the day we want development but we …

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor A full line-up of international tech experts will gather in Belize from Nov. 2 to 6, when the capital city plays host to a historic regional ICT development conference. Among the expert facilitators will be Bevil Wooding, a Founder and a Director of the Caribbean …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development is increasing its support for the development of green energy in the Eastern Caribbean. The DFID has announced an agreement to contribute around $3.9 million USD to the …

 Is Haiti’s political process moving forward? By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is taking “resolute” steps toward renewing its democratic institutions, according to MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore. The United Nations’ top official in Haiti pointed to the first-round elections in …

 Maduro’s inaugural visit By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro made his first-ever visit to St Kitts and Nevis this week. The trip included the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries “as symbols of …

 A new loan from IDB By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $10 million loan in an initiative to reduce poverty and create jobs in Barbados. The program aims to alleviate the country’s poverty and …

 Eman’s latest green push in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba has been on a major green push in recent years, with a high-profile plan for 100 percent green energy by 2020, by far the most ambitious public-sector project …

 A new portal for the TCI By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has officially launched operations of its London Office. The new branch is an extension of the territory’s Office of the Premier, and will henceforth …

 Relief to take center stage By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Citing the devastation of Tropical Storm Erika, the Government of Dominica has cancelled its annual World Creole Music Festival. The island’s private sector is organizing a series of relief concerts that …

 A major new Caribbean film hub By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Is Antigua the new Caribbean Hollywood? Golden Island Filmworks, an independent feature film finance and production company, has closed on a $125 million equity financing agreement with the government of …