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Jamaica Overtakes Haiti, Regains Top Caribbean Spot in FIFA Rankings

Above: Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz By the Caribbean Journal staff After marked improvement by Haiti last month in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Football Rankings, Jamaica has surged to regain the lead among Caribbean sides. The rankings, released Wednesday, place Jamaica at 66th […]

Dominica Continues Efforts to Control Spread of Black Sigatoka

Above: a banana plant (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is continuing its efforts to prevent the spread of the Black Sigatoka disease, which targets banana plants. The fungal disease, which was confirmed to have reached the island […]

Bahamas Says Police Officer “Immersion” Having Impact on Crime

Above: downtown Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has been deploying police resources to the “front lines” to assist in the fight against crime, highlighted by a strategy of “immersing” police officers in communities. The strategy, […]

Experiencing the World of the Caribbean, Beyond Luxury Vacations

Beyond Luxury Vacations has premiered a fresh, authentic way to experience all that the Caribbean has to offer. Select your island paradise of choice — popular destinations include Grenada, Antigua, Barbados, the Grenadines, Jamaica and St Lucia — and this […]

Haiti’s Football Team Overtakes Jamaica, Leads Caribbean in FIFA Rankings

Above: Haiti in a match against Dartmouth College earlier this year (Photo: Tom McNeill) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s footballers are now the highest-ranked side in the Caribbean. Haiti has jumped nine spots, overtaking Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, according to […]

Bahamas Election: Interview with Bahamian Health Minister Hubert Minnis

Above: Dr Hubert Minnis, Bahamian Health Minister and Parliamentary candidate for Killarney (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell NASSAU — The Bahamas’ election, which already began with the country’s Advance Poll on Tuesday, is set for May 7, when nationals will […]

Bahamas Signs $4.6 Million Contract to Install “Comprehensive” CCTV Network

Above: downtown Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Seeking to step up the fight against crime, Bahamian officials signed a $4.6 million contract Wednesday to install a “comprehensive” Closed Circuit Television network. The agreement means 243 cameras will […]

Jamaica’s Young Footballers to Train with Spain’s Valencia Academy

Above: the briefing at the Spanish Court hotel (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of 190 young footballers in Jamaica will play for the chance to train with Valencia Football Club in Spain this month, as part […]

In Haiti’s Villa Rosa, Building Back May Not Prove to Be Better

Above: Villa Rosa (Photo: Kendi Zidor) SEVERELY DAMAGED DURING HAITI’S 2010 EARTHQUAKE, the metropolitan area known as Villa Rosa is a striking example of what has gone wrong with reconstruction. The absence of a government presence is as noticeable as the […]

Bermuda GDP Falls Again in 2011, But Tourism Industry a Bright Spot

Above: Bermuda (Photo: BT) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda’s economy contracted by an estimated rate of between 1.5 and 2.5 percent in 2011, following a 1.9 percent decline in 2010, according to the National Economic Report of Bermuda 2011 […]

Antigua, LIME Roll Out Laptop Programme for Country’s Teachers

Above: a teacher receives a laptop (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua, in collaboration with telecom LIME, has rolled out the third phase of its teacher laptop initiative, giving 500 teachers in the country a […]

A New Dawn for Haiti Tourism?

Above: Cayes-Jacmel (Photo: HTO) By Maura R. O’Connor CJ Contributor When Dominican business entrepreneur Frank Ranieri wanted to get involved in tourism in the 1970s, he crossed the border into Haiti to see how it was done. “[Haiti’s tourism] was […]

Jamaica’s Kent Gammon on Politics, the Economy and Solving the Crime Problem

Jamaican’s Kent Gammon, formerly a caretaker candidate for the St Andrew South-East seat, is an attorney, lecturer at UWI and author, most recently of Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Backward — the Jamaican Story: 1972-2007. Gammon, who now has his […]

St Kitts Ramps Up Crime Fight

By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the first mission of St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas’ new Delta Squad crime-fighting task force, he praised the cooperation between the country’s defence and police forces. Douglas was speaking at a […]

Jacmel a Bright Spot for Haitian Tourism

While Haiti has struggled to recover from the January 2010 earthquake, the tourist-centered city of Jacmel is becoming one of the country’s bright spots. “Jacmel in my view reflects the progress that has been made outside Port-au-Prince,” said Luca Dall’Oglio, […]

Trinidad PM: Intelligence to Determine Changes to State of Emergency

Above: Minister of National Security Brigadier John Sandy addressing apress conference Saturday. Others, from left: Chief of Defence Staff Brigader Kenrick Maharaj; Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Commissioner of Police Dr Dwayne Gibbs (Photo: GISL Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal […]

Trinidad Makes 147 More Arrests in Ongoing State of Emergency

Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (FP) Trinidad’s State of Emergency continued today, with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announcing that 147 more people had been arrested, 75 of whom were involved with gang activity and eight of whom were related to […]

Limited State of Emergency in Trinidad

Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has declared a limited state of emergency along with a series of curfews after the country suffered 11 murders in one day. The measure, which took effect […]


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