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Barbados to Assume CARICOM Chairmanship

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will assume chairmanship of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARIOM) on July 1, replacing Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas. Stuart will first address CARICOM in …

What Obama’s Visit Meant to Jamaica

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor What first came across from last week’s visit to Jamaica by United States President Barack Obama was the pride. Jamaica was proud to host what was the first visit to the country by a sitting US …

In Historic Meeting, Barack Obama, Raul Castro Talk in Panama

 Above: US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro By the Caribbean Journal staff This week’s Summit of the Americas in Panama was significant for a number of reasons — none more so than Cuba’s first-ever attendance of the …

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 Above: US President Barack Obama in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Jamaica in more than 33 years with a visit to Jamaica this week. Obama arrived on …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM is looking to deepen its science and technology ties with Cuba. The Caribbean Community announced that it would be sending a CARICOM Science Delegation to Cuba “in an effort to strengthen technology …

 Above: United States President Barack Obama By Alexander Britell United States President Barack Obama will be visiting the Caribbean next month. In what will be his first visit to the region since 2011, Obama will be making an official visit …

 Above: Berlin By the Caribbean Journal staff Foreign Ministers from around the Caribbean gathered in Berlin this month for a high-level conference with the German government. The conference, held at Germany’s invitation “noted with satisfaction the steady and continuous progress …

 Above: Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from Guadeloupe recently met with CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque for talks on a potential associate membership. Guadeloupe is one of five Caribbean territories that have applied for …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff France’s departments in the Caribbean are looking to deepen their ties with the rest of the region. Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana are all considering applications for associate membership in CARICOM. …

 Above: US President Barack Obama By Alexander Britell It’s been six years since United States President Barack Obama made his first visit to the Caribbean, on the occasion of the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain. And it’s …

 Above: US President Barack Obama By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, a speech which included the country’s recent thawing of relations with Cuba. Obama addressed the …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor The Caribbean is a region of small islands surrounded by water. In an increasingly competitive global economic and political climate, these island can no longer remain islands. But what’s the future of Caribbean regionalism? That brings …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque says 2014 was a “milestone” year for the regional grouping. LaRocque pointed to the approval in July of the community’s first-ever Five …

 Above: Raul Castro By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba is pledging its continued cooperation with its neighbours in the Caribbean Community, according to Cuba President Raul Castro. The Cuban leader was addressing the Cuba-CARICOM Summit in Havana on Monday. “We …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Member states of the Caribbean Community began meeting with the government of Cuba in Havana this weekend for the fifth Cuba-CARICOM summit. The talks were expected to focus on economic and trade relations, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The involvement and commitment of the private sector are “essential” to achieving the Caribbean Community’s growth and development agenda, according to CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. LaRocque made the address speaking to the Annual …

 Above: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is hosting a special meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community this week. The special one-day meeting, which was …

 Above: CARICOM headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff Sulé Oztunç has officially been accredited as Turkey’s Ambassador to CARICOM. The move is part of what seems to be a larger push by Turkey to deepen its ties with the Caribbean …