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Rum Journal: Sarasota’s Siesta Key Rum

SARASOTA — The United States has a centuries-old relationship with rum dating back to before its independence from Britain, and several US states still produce a significant amount of sugarcane. But in the modern era, the spirit of choice in […]

Jamaica Sees Slight Rise in Exports

Above: the Port of Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica reported an increase of 1.08 percent in domestic exports in the first five months of 2012, according to data from the Jamaica Exporters Association. JEA President Vitus Evans presented […]

Marcia Forbes: Jamaica’s Inner-City Boys Defy Robert Mugabe

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor After Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe’s recent piercing comments about Jamaican males, it was heartening to analyze responses from 57 inner-city residents who attend non-traditional high schools on the island. They gave their opinions about […]

Marcia Forbes: The Internet and Inner-City Girls in Jamaica

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor A Love Affair “The Internet mean a lot to me, without the Internet I can’t survive. It’s my life.” “The Internet is the part of the computer I love the most.” “The net is […]

Op-Ed: Harnessing the Power of Small Business in Jamaica

By Richard Kildare Op-Ed Contributor It is a fact that micro, small and medium-sized enterprises are critical to the development of every nation’s growth.  It is not a position that can be seriously disputed; MSME’s are a virtual powerhouse and […]

Interview with Bahamas Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder

Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Ryan Pinder was appointed as the Bahamas’ Minister of Financial Services following the Progressive Liberal Party’s return to power in May 2012. Pinder, an attorney by trade, heads a Ministry dealing with the […]

Sea Turtles — a Special Kind of Tourist at the Four Seasons Nevis

Above: the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell NEVIS — IT’S LATE EVENING, and Pinney has arrived in Nevis by sea. After a warm greeting to the island, she is shepherded by VIP transport […]

Op-Ed: Developing Entrepreneurship and the Creative Class in the Bahamas

By Royann Dean Op-Ed Contributor On July 19, panelists got together at tmg* talks to discuss entrepreneurship and the creative class in the Bahamas. On the panel were Edward Rolle, a board member of the Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund (BEVFL), […]

Haiti’s Path to Change Still Lacks Social Inclusion of the Population

By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor The word change has been used very loosely in recent decades to describe what must take place in Haiti. From the time Pope John Paul II famously uttered that things must change, during his only […]

Jamaica Looking to Court Investors During London Olympic Games

Above: Dr Dana Morris Dixon in London By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s JAMPRO investment promotion agency will be making a big push to court investment during the London Olympics during with its “Jamaica House” 2012 progarmme at the O2 […]

Rum Journal: How Gosling’s Rum, Born in Bermuda, Became a Legend

It’s called a “roof wetting.” Whenever the roof of a new building is completed in Bermuda, its owner holds a ceremony, and christens it. Only one thing is used to perform the ceremony, however: Gosling’s Rum. The history of Gosling’s […]

Rebuilding Haiti through Dance

Above: Johnnoiry St Philippe and Wenchel Renaudin of Ayikodans (Photo: Josue Azor) By Alexander Britell “When you are doing a dance class, you don’t need to speak English or Creole or French to do it — you just need to […]

Forbes: Women and Facebook in Dominica, Jamaica, Trinidad and the US

Dr Marcia Forbes’ Streaming: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, examines the behaviour of youths online, using research from participants from Jamaica, Dominica, Trinidad and the USA. The following is the latest in a series of excerpts from the book published in […]

Haiti’s Young Women to Receive Vocational Training in New Initiative

By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank has launched a new initiative aimed at providing vocational training for young women in Haiti. The Adolescent Girls Initiative looks to foster economic independence among 12,000 young girls and young women in […]

Op-Ed: The Five Pieces of Haiti’s Puzzle

By Joshua Paul, MD Op-Ed Contributor In the wake of Haiti’s devastating earthquake of January 2010, scores of NGOs, charities and disaster experts flocked to the country in a valiant effort to conquer the chaos. Former United States President Bill […]

CARIFTA Set to Begin in Bermuda

Above: the National Sports Centre in Bermuda (Photo: Cannon Design) By the Caribbean Journal staff The 41st CARIFTA games begin in Bermuda Saturday at the island’s National Sports Centre. Bermuda has hosted CARIFTA three times before, in 1975, 1980 and […]

In Haiti’s Tabarre Issa, Finding Out the Truth about Ecological Toilets

Above: Septic systems dug by residents at Tabarre Issa (Photo: Fritznelson Fortune) By Lafontaine Orvild TABARRE, HAITI — COMPLETE WITH GALLERY AND GARDEN, 534 wood and plasterboard houses dot a gravel plot of former sugarcane fields northwest of Haiti’s capital. […]

Interview with Jamaican Minister of National Security Peter Bunting

By Alexander Britell GRENADA – The seventh UK-Caribbean Forum that met in Grenada earlier this month looked at a range of areas of cooperation as the Caribbean and the UK open up a “new and more modern relationship” going forward. […]

Interview with Jamaican Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill

By Alexander Britell Dr Wykeham McNeill was part of a sizable victory by the opposition People’s National Party in Jamaica’s national elections Dec. 29, winning his Western Westmoreland constituency and being appointed the country’s new Minister of Tourism and Entertainment […]

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 […]

Regional Outlook: Preparing for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

By Hasan Tuluy Op-Ed Contributor Latin America and the Caribbean began 2011 on an economic high. After swiftly bouncing back from the 2008/2009 global crisis, the region grew at a record level in 2010 with some countries reaching East Asian […]

Interview with Roger Chang, President of the Jamaica Solar Energy Association

By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s green energy movement has made strides in recent years, from a burgeoning geothermal sector on islands like Nevis and Dominica to wind farms like the one at Wigton in Jamaica. It’s Jamaica, however, which is […]

Major Changes Weighed for Bank of Jamaica’s Powers

Above: Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bank of Jamaica has released a discussion paper outlining a proposal that would give the bank overall responsibility for financial stability in Jamaica. The paper, […]

Chef Nigel Spence on Jerk, Caribbean Cuisine and Beating Bobby Flay

Born in Jamaica, New York-based Chef Nigel Spence has in a short time become one of the leading Caribbean chefs in the United States. From defeating celebrity chef Bobby Flay on the latter’s show, “Throwdown,” to helming a successful restaurant, […]

Talking China with World Bank Lead Caribbean Economist Auguste Kouame

Above: the Chinese embassy in Kingston By Alexander Britell China’s involvement – and influence – in the Caribbean region has grown rapidly over the last several years – from the construction of new national sports stadiums to large-scale infrastructure projects. […]

Interview with Gordon “Butch” Stewart

Above: Gordon “Butch” Stewart (Photo: CJ) By Alexander Britell Gordon “Butch” Stewart is one of Jamaica’s leading businessmen and a pioneer in the hospitality industry. Stewart is the chairman or owner of more than a dozen companies, including Sandals, Beaches […]

Interview with Belize Chamber of Commerce President Kay Menzies

Above: Cayo Espanto, Ambergris Caye, Belize By Alexander Britell One of three non-island members of CARICOM, Belize is among the gateways to South America for the Caribbean. While the country has suffered from the downturn like the rest of the […]

Talking with the Caribbean’s Rum Minister

By Alexander Britell The “noble spirit” of rum has captivated the Caribbean for centuries, and Edward Hamilton has devoted himself to exploring it. Hamilton, who began the “Ministry of Rum” website in 1995 and is a leading rum importer based […]


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