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West Indies Cricket Impasse Over; Jamaica’s Chris Gayle to Return

By the Caribbean Journal staff The year-long impasse between Jamaica’s Chris Gayle and the West Indies Cricket Board has been resolved, Antigua Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer has announced. Baldwin said the way is now clear for the active return of […]

Dominica Receives US-Funded Donation of Firearm Marking Machine

Above: Hubert Charles, Dominica’s Permanent Representative to the OAS (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is the latest Caribbean nation to receive a firearm marking machine from the Organization of American States. The OAS firearm marking […]

Digicel Acquires Haitian Firm Voila

Above: a Digicel stand in Haiti during Carnival By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel Group has acquired Haitian mobile phone operator Voila from parent company Trilogy International Partners. Voila, formerly known as Communication Cellulaire d’Haiti, launched in Haiti in 1998. […]

Panama Begins Computer Distribution Project, Continuing Caribbean-Wide Trend

Above: President Ricardo Martinelli launching the programme (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing a trend that has made its way across the Caribbean, from Antigua to Guyana, the government of Panama has delivered the first computers to families […]

Taiwan Begins Laptop Programme for Students in St Kitts and Nevis

Above: Technology Minister Glenn Phillip, Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas and Taiwanese Ambassador Miguel Tsao (Photo: Erasmus Williams) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the lead of similar Chinese projects in Guyana and Antigua, the government of Taiwan presented 2,000 […]

Eastern Caribbean Economy Declines, But Tourism Sector Shows Promise

Above: St Kitts and Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The economies of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union saw a 0.6 percent drop in economic activity in 2011, although that represented an improvement from a 2.2 percent drop […]

Jamaica’s Murder Rate Falls to Seven-Year Low, But Still Caribbean’s Highest

Above: downtown Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has the Caribbean’s highest murder rate, although the 1,124 murders reported in 2011 were a seven-year low for the country, according to the Caribbean Human Development Report 2012. The report, the […]

Interview with New York Knicks Center and Jamaican Native Jerome Jordan

By Alexander Britell MIAMI – After a standout career at the University of Tulsa, Jamaican native Jerome Jordan was drafted 44th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2010 NBA draft. Shortly after, his rights were purchased by the New […]

OECS Meeting Begins in St Lucia

By the Caribbean Journal staff The 54th Meeting of the OECS Authority of Heads of Government began today in St Lucia, chaired by the country’s new Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony. Heads of Government from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the […]

China Hands Over $1.1 Million Community Centre in Barbuda

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Chinese government has handed over a $1.1 million community centre to Antigua, following a ceremony yesterday. Antiguan Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer said the relationship between the two countries was at its highest level in […]

iPhone 4S to Hit Caribbean Next Week

Above: the iPhone 4S (Photo courtesy of Apple) By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple’s iPhone 4S will be released across the Caribbean on Friday, Jan. 13, the company announced today. The company will begin a rollout in Anguilla, Antigua, the […]

The Caribbean Year in Review

For the Caribbean, it was the Year of the Vote. By year’s end, five countries, Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia and Haiti and the British Virgin Islands, will have chosen new leadership, with Jamaicans headed to the polls on Thursday. It […]

How Caribbean Health Impacts Caribbean Economies: Interview with the World Bank

Above: the American University of Antigua School of Nursing By Alexander Britell Last month, the World Bank released a report about the way the growing problem of non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean is affecting the region’s economies. Chronic illnesses like […]

For Large-Scale Earthquake in Eastern Caribbean, a Question of When, Not If

By Alexander Britell Could the Caribbean experience another earthquake like the devastating one in Port-au-Prince in 2010? The answer is yes – and it could be even more powerful, according to Dr Joan Latchman, the director of the Seismic Research […]

Senior Royals to Visit Caribbean

Above: Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex By the Caribbean Journal staff Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will tour the Caribbean next year as part of a global tour celebrating the Queen’s Diamond […]

Interview with Turks and Caicos Islands Governor Damian Roderic Todd

By Alexander Britell In September, Damian Roderic “Ric” Todd was sworn in as the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands, succeeding Gordon Wetherell, who had served as governor since 2008. TCI, which saw its self-government suspended by the British […]

CARICOM Trade Council “Concerned” over Sarkozy Tax Comments

Above: French President Nicolas Sarkozy (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development is “concerned” over the potential effect of remarks by French President Nicolas Sarkozy that three CARICOM states are “tax havens.” […]

Barbados Has Caribbean’s Lowest Corruption: Transparency International

By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the lowest perceived level of public-sector corruption in CARICOM, according to a report released by Transparency International. Barbados has a corruption perception score of 7.8, which is higher than the United States, and […]

LIAT, Nevis Agree on Promotion Plan

Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Airline LIAT and Nevis have agreed on a joint plan to promote the island for the upcoming season, following a meeting between LIAT CEO Brian Challenger and a delegation led by […]

Term Limits for OECS Officials?

Above: the Antiguan Parliament Antiguan Sen. Joanne Massiah told her country’s Upper House this week that term limits should be compulsory for those appointed to head the OECS and other regional institutions. The senator, who is a member of the […]

Trinidad Leads Caribbean in Gender Equality: United Nations Report

Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has the highest rating the Caribbean for gender equality, according to data from the United Nations Development Programme’s latest report. Trinidad has an index of 0.331, […]

Barbados Has Caribbean’s Highest Human Development Index: UN

Barbados has the highest Human Development Index of any CARICOM country, according to the latest data from the United Nations Development Programme. Barbados has an index of 0.793, which is 47th in the world, just after Croatia and ahead of […]

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 […]

Grenada Seeks Flagship Hotel

By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada needs to introduce a flagship hotel in order to promote itself on the world stage, according to Michael McIntyre, chairman of Grenada’s Airlift Committee. “Venturing into an area like this will result in greater […]

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 […]

China-Caribbean: The Next Three Years

Trinidad Foreign Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan welcomes Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan to the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, Trinidad (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Chinese government announced six major measures aimed at enhanced cooperation between China and […]

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