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In Haiti, the Legalization of Thugs

By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor Just when one believed that Haiti could not reach a lower point, everything is pointing to an even lower abyss for the prideful and history-rich nation. It is an abomination to read quotes from people […]

A “Huge Difference” in Haiti, United Nations Development Chief Says

Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly with UNDP Chief Helen Clark (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has made progress in rebuilding the country following the January 2010 earthquake, according to United Nations Development Chief Helen Clark. Clark was […]

US Government Seeks Maximum 23-Year Prison Term for Christopher Coke

Above: Christopher Coke By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States is seeking the maximum 23-year prison term for Jamaican strongman Christopher “Dudus” Coke, who pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy and assault charges in August. The US’ efforts […]

Interview with Benjamin Krause, Haiti Director for Sean Penn’s J/P Charity

Above: a street in the town of Delmas 32 in the days after the earthquake. Since 2010, J/P Haitian Relief Organization has cleared 200,000 cubic metres of rubble — and is still doing so. (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By Alexander Britell […]

Commissioner Promises More Changes for St Kitts and Nevis Police Force

Above, from left: Prime Minister Denzil Douglas and Police Commisioner CG Walwyn By the Caribbean Journal staff More changes are in store for the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force, according to Commissioner CG Walwyn, who has helped spearhead […]

Durandis: Haiti’s Climate of Opinion

By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor Reading Milton Friedman’s book, Free to Choose, the concept of a “climate of opinion” as a tool to help shape policies could be just what the doctor ordered for the upcoming year for Haiti. Friedman […]

Haiti: Where Did the Money Go? An Interview with Michele Mitchell

Above: a camp in Port-au-Prince (Photo: Leslie Owen) By Alexander Britell The aftermath of the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010 saw waves of aid workers pouring into the country, backed by billions in aid funds. But […]

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 […]

Durandis: Haiti’s Aid-Industrial Complex

Above: a home in Leogane By Ilio Durandis Even before the disastrous earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the country suffered immensely from the symptoms of its Aid Industrial Complex (AIC). The term Republic of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) […]

Large Crime Drop in St Kitts: Report

By the Caribbean Journal staff Crime has fallen by double digits in the last two months in St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Denzil Douglas. “Overall crime in September fell 48 percent compared to August, and in October, […]

St Kitts’ Delta Squad Begins Operations

By the Caribbean Journal staff A joint unit of the St Kitts-Nevis Defence Force and the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force has begun operations, highlighted by its first mission in St Kitts’ New Town and Mc Knight. The […]

Ed Robinson on the Global Art Form

Ed Robinson occupies several seats in the world of reggae—from a long career as a reggae drummer to broad work now as a reggae singer. It’s taken him from his native Jamaica to Brooklyn, which he now calls home. Caribbean […]

Trinidad Extends State of Emergency for Three Months, Reduces Curfew Times

Above: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has extended its State of Emergency for three months, the government announced today. A motion to extend the State of Emergency, which was accompanied by […]

Trinidad State of Emergency Continues; Police Arrest 22 in Port of Spain

By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s limited State of Emergency continued today, with the government announcing the arrest of 22 gang leaders and members in a police exercise in East Port of Spain Tuesday afternoon. “We are in this together,” […]

Broad Emergency Powers in Trinidad

Above: Minister of National Security Brigadier John Sandy with TTDF forces earlier this year (Photo: TIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s limited State of Emergency, declared Sunday night after 11 murders in one day in the country, includes several […]

Partners in Health’s Joia Mukherjee on Haiti, Cholera and the “Free Man”

By Alexander Britell Since 2000, Dr Joia Mukherjee has been the medical director at global healthcare nonprofit Partners In Health, which is active in 12 countries around the world. Dr Mukherjee, a Harvard professor who also consults for the WHO […]

Oxfam: Time to Lead on Haiti’s Tent Cities

Above: a tent city in Haiti (Photo: UN) By the Caribbean Journal staff International aid group Oxfam warned that leadership is needed from new Haitian President Michel Martelly’s government to help the 630,00 people still living in tent cities in […]

Bahamians March Against Drugs

Above: the march in Windsor Park (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Bahamians took the streets this week to protest the abuse and trafficking of illegal drugs. The march was part of the Bahamian Ministry of National Security’s Four Point Solidarity March and […]


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