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Jamaica Plans to Increase ICT Use in Education Sector

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government says it plans to increase the use of information and communication technology in its education sector. The plan is part of what it says is an effort to “bridge […]

Op-Ed: The Logistics Hub Project and Jamaica’s Development

By Paul Hay Op-Ed Contributor ONE LINE of the Jamaican National Anthem reads: “Give us vision lest we perish.”  Vision 2030 Jamaica provides a national development plan for making “Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and […]

Jamaica: $2.4 Billion in Funding Support Through PetroCaribe Since 2005

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) Jamaica has received $2.4 billion USD in funding support thanks to its PetroCaribe agreement with the government of Venezuela, according to Dr Wesley Hughes, CEO of the PetroCaribe Development Fund. The funding total, which covers the […]

Green Hotel Project Launches in Jamaica

Above: Half Moon in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff A new programme aimed at helping Caribbean hotels go green officially launched in Jamaica last week. The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action Advanced Programme (CHENACT AP), which […]

Fitch Lowers Jamaica Outlook to Negative

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Fitch has lowered Jamaica’s outlook to negative, although the firm affirmed its B- credit rating on the country, it announced Friday. The revision to negative reflects “Jamaica’s rising financing constraints in […]

Op-Ed: Cutting Down the Cost of Government in Jamaica

By Ramesh Sujanani Op-Ed Contributor   LOOKING AT this weekend’s headlines in Jamaica I found a stunning reminder to the people of Jamaica, rich or poor, that it is the government’s apparent feeling that they deserved the cars that they […]

Jamaica Aiming to Generate 30 Percent of Energy from Renewables by 2030

Above: a Caribbean wind farm (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is committed to diversifying its energy generation, and is aiming to generate 30 percent of its energy mix from renewables by 2030, according to State Minister for […]

Op-Ed: Trade Unions in Modern Jamaica

Above: Kingston   By Kent Gammon Op-Ed Contributor The trade union movement’s early days in Jamaica The trade unions of Jamaica came into prominence in the workers’ riots of 1938. At that time the workers were protesting the level of […]

Stephen Harper: Canada “Committed” to Deepening Ties With Caribbean

Above, from left: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Canada’s PM, Stephen Harper (Photo: OPM Canada) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada is “committed” to deepening its ties with Jamaica and the Caribbean region at large, Prime Minister Stephen […]

In Brooklyn, Finding the Best-Kept Secret of the Caribbean

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Fall.  September.  Yes, it’s here — the beautiful time of the year when the leaves change their colors, summer changes to fall and the sun is still warm — but not so intense that you […]

From Jamaica to Trinidad, Finding the World of Caribbean Food in New York

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Food has been a part of my life since I can remember, and New York City has contributed an amazing amount to my learning process, my experiences and my knowledge of it. It has intensified […]

Jamaica to Increase Minimum Wage

Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will be increasing the national minimum wage on September 3, according to Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kellier. The move means the national minimum wage will increase 11 percent, from $51 […]

Jamaica Eyes Future as Logistics Hub

Above: Investment Minister Anthony Hylton at the roundtable this week (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff With the expansion of the Panama Canal on the way, Jamaica’s proposal to establish the country as a global logistics hub is integral […]

Nigel Spence: 50 Years of Jamaican Food

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor This is a stellar year in Jamaica’s history, as Jamaicans and well-wishers everywhere will soon be celebrating the country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.  Easily one of the most beautiful places on earth, Jamaica is not […]

Op-Ed: Dance and Jamaican Politics

By Lorenzo Smith Op-Ed Contributor Dance as an expression and practice of relations of power and protest, resistance and complexity, has been the subject of a number of historical and ethnographic analyses in recent years. These analyses complicate issues of […]

Marcia Forbes: Branding Cuba

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor A Country in Transition I first visited Havana, Cuba at the end of the 1980s. It was a country in transition, with the “Cold War’” beginning to thaw. That “war,” driven by mighty rhetoric, […]

Op-Ed: The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association and CARICOM

By Ramesh Sujanani Op-Ed Contributor It was in the late 1960s that management called me in to attend a meeting at the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association, at their then-new Duke Street headquarters in Kingston. I asked, “why me?” And I received […]

Guyana Begins Laying Cable for China-Financed Power Programme

Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar speaking to Parliament By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana Power & Light is set to begin laying the submarine cable to improve the power supply to the country’s West Demerara area, part of a $42 […]

Monty Alexander: Jamaica Is “My Life”

Above: Monty Alexander (Photo/Crush Boone) By Alexander Britell JAMAICAN MUSIC LEGEND MONTY ALEXANDER recently completed a two-week run at the famed Blue Note jazz club in New York City dubbed “50 Years In Music – 50 Years of Jamaica,” a […]

Forbes: Adele, Celine, Whitney and Why Their Melodies Make Us Cry

Above: Adele (Photo: Jelmer de Haas) By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor After Celine Dion’s outstanding performance in Jamaica, I wanted to write something profound to explain why this almost-diminutive Canadian singer has won the hearts of so many Jamaicans, […]

Conditions “Back to Normal” after Jamaican Landfill Fire, Government Says

Above: Local Government Minister Noel Arscott and Information Minister Sandrea Falconer at a press briefing (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Conditions at Kingston’s Riverton Landfill are now “back to normal” after a fire sent fumes spreading across the […]

Op-Ed: The IMF and Jamaica

By David P Rowe Op-Ed Contributor It is obvious that the IMF and the JLP government were either in continuous disagreement or that they were unable to enter a mediated agreement over the last year. According to the IMF’s website, […]

Jamaican Growth to Slow in 2012: Report

Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s economy is projected to slow to 1 percent in 2012, down from a 1.3 percent rate in 2011, according to a report released this week by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for […]

Jamaica Signs $198 Million Loan Agreements with IDB

Above: Finance Minister Audley Shaw (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has signed loan agreements for a total of $198 million with the Inter-American Development Bank aimed at providing funding for fiscal reform and water projects. The loans […]

Marriott Breaks Ground on $51 Million Hotel in Guyana’s Georgetown

Above: Marriott Area VP Andrew Haughton turns sod at the site (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott has broken ground on a $51 million hotel in Georgetown, Guyana in the city’s Kingston neighbourhood. Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo said […]

How Caribbean Local Governments Work

Kingston, Jamaica Sometimes the Caribbean’s local governments are not given adequate attention — but they are largely the ones providing services and other governmental functions in the region for a huge number of residents. Caribbean local governance tends to break […]


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