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Montserrat Planning to Join CARICOM Single Market

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is planning to join the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, Premier Reuben Meade said following the recent Heads of Government meeting in Antigua and Barbuda. Montserrat is a founding member of CARICOM, …

A Strategic Plan For CARICOM?

 Above: CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Is CARICOM ready for a strategic plan? Regional leaders said this week that a strategic plan was among the items of consideration at the Heads of Government conference in Antigua. …

CARICOM Heads of Government Begin Summit in Antigua

 Above: Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne By the Caribbean Journal staff Leaders from across the Caribbean region assembled in Antigua and Barbuda this week for the 35th regular meeting of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government. The …

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 Above: New Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne and CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque met this week with newly-elected Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The two sides’ …

 Above: United States President Barack Obama (White House Photo: Pete Souza) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama has written a letter to Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina about the possible impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership apparel provisions …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly with United States President Barack Obama By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly held his first-ever meeting with United States President Barack Obama on Thursday at the White House in Washington, DC. The …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly will meet next week with United States President Barack Obama in Washington, the United States government announced. It will be the first official …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor DIFFERENT US PRESIDENTS have had different attitudes to the Caribbean, from President Ronald Reagan, who made a high-profile visit to Jamaica (and ordered the invasion of Grenada to) to Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, both …

 Above: the CARICOM Heads of Government in Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff The visit to Trinidad and Tobago this week by United States Vice President Joe Biden was an “important precursor” to a summit with US President Barack Obama, …

   By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor IF UNITED STATES PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s foreign policy can be criticized, it can be on the basis that it has been somnolent and reactionary with regard to Caribbean policy. Neither the United States nor the …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe issued his congratulations to US President Barack Obama on the latter’s inauguration in Washington. Obama was sworn in on Sunday. Lamothe said …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly is sending congratulations to US President Barack Obama on his re-election Tuesday night. Obama won an extremely tight race over challenger Mitt Romney, a longtime businessman …

 Above: US President Barack Obama and Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie (Photo: Embassy of Jamiaca) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama praised Jamaica for its commitment to democracy and security following recent talks with Jamaican Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño at the hearing in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño is calling on US President Barack Obama and federal law enforcement officials to establish a US Caribbean Border Initiative …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Jamaican-American citizens were positively surprised by US President Barack Obama’s bold move to permit young illegal immigrants to work and study in the United States. One of the major problems fueling crime in Jamaica is the …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh commissions the new Captain Morgan distillery in 2010 (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff US President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget forecasts an increase in rum revenues to the US Virgin Islands, according to …