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Stuart: Identify Challenges to Integration

Above: Barbados PM Freundel Stuart and CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbadian Prime Minister Freundel Stuart urged CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque to identify the existing paramount challenges facing regional integration of the Caribbean in a […]

Barbados Has Caribbean’s Highest Life Expectancy: United Nations Report

Above: Harrismith Beach in Barbados (Photo: Barbados Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the highest life expectancy in CARICOM, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund. The report, “State of World Population 2012,” was […]

St Lucia Top Caribbean Country for Doing Business: World Bank Report

By the Caribbean Journal staff Doing business is easier in St Lucia than anywhere else in CARICOM, according to the 2012 Doing Business report from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. St Lucia was ranked 52nd in the […]

Following China’s Lead, South Korea Looks to Caribbean Market

Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer and South Korea FM Kim Sung Hwan (UN Photos: Eskinder Debebe and JC McIlwaine) By Alexander Britell China has been extending its influence and investment in the Caribbean region over the last several years, highlighted […]

Jamaica, Trinidad Lead World Cup Hopes

Above: Jamaica in Gold Cup play (Photo: CONCACAF) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, along with Trinidad, which is led by newly-appointed oath Otto Pfister, and Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have the best chance of reaching the 2014 FIFA […]

CARICOM Looks at State of Cricket

Above: Cricket’s pan-Caribbean future is being evaluated (Photo: Digicel Cricket) By the Caribbean Journal staff During the CARICOM Meeting of Heads of Government in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis in July, the conference expressed serious doubt about the future of […]

British Virgin Islands Has Caribbean’s Best Quality of Life: Report

Above: Scrub Island in BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff A report by the Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence division has named the British Virgin Islands as having the Caribbean’s best quality of life. The report, which ranks what it deems […]

Barbados to Swear In New Chief Justice

Barbados will have a new Chief Justice next Thursday, when 57-year-old Marston Gibson, a lawyer in New York, will take the oath of office at Government House. Gibson was appointed by Barbados’ Governor General on the recommendation of Prime Minister […]

Hillary Clinton, in Montego Bay, “Heartened” by U.S.-Jamaica Relationship

Above: Clinton in Guatemala last week (State Department Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended a high-level meeting between foreign ministers and CARICOM yesterday in Montego Bay, where she announced several new U.S. initiatives […]

Irwin LaRocque: Youth Key to Integration

CARICOM’s Edwin Carrington (left) and Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said the region’s youth would be critical to the success of Caribbean integration. According to LaRocque, who was speaking last week in […]

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