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Aruba, Curacao, St Maarten Prime Ministers Visit Colombia, Venezuela

Above: the Dutch Caribbean delegation By the Caribbean Journal staff The Prime Ministers of Aruba, Curacao and St Maarten visited Colombia and Venezuela this past weekend, joining Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima on their visit to the islands’ two […]

Improving Caribbean Connectivity

Above: a panel discussion at the Caribbean Internet Governance Forum last month By the Caribbean Journal staff Are external factors holding back the Caribbean’s Internet entrepreneurs? The answer is yes, particularly the apparent underdevelopment of critical Internet infrastructure in the […]

Guyana, Venezuela Eye Air Link

Above: a CONVIASA plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and Venezuela are mulling the establishment of an air link between the two countries on the CONVIASA carrier. Venezuela-based CONVIASA has the capacity to transport 70 passengers twice weekly, the […]

Venezuela’s Maduro to Visit Guyana

Above: Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro will make an official visit to Guyana this weekend. Maduro will be making his first visit to Guyana since his election victory in April. Since taking office, Maduro […]

In Haiti, a Festival of the Sea

Above: the second annual Festival of the Sea (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti hosted its second-annual “Festival of the Sea” in Cap-Haitien this weekend. The event, launched by the Ministry of Tourism’s regional office on northern […]

Trinidad, Venezuela Talk Oil

Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Venezuela held talks this week on the “unitization of cross-border hydrocarbon reservoirs” between the two countries. It was the second time the two countries had convened the […]

Venezuela’s Maduro, St Vincent’s Gonsalves Head to Cuba

Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves arrived in Cuba Thursday for a brief visit. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and St […]

Haiti’s Lamothe Meets With New Ambassador From France

Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe held talks on Friday with Patrick Nicoloso, the new French Ambassador to Haiti. The talks covered education, strengthening the government’s general capacity, infrastructure projects and […]

The Future of PetroCaribe

By Michael W Edghill CJ Contributor At the end of June, leaders from around the Caribbean region met in Nicaragua for the 8th PetroCaribe Summit. Created with the largesse of Hugo Chavez, the cornerstone of PetroCaribe has been the discounted […]

New Law School to Open in Haiti

Above: the existing UNIFA medical school By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will soon have a new law school, with the University of the Aristide Foundation set to debut a new Faculty of Law and Political Science. The Aristide Foundation […]

Martinique Stuns Canada in Gold Cup Opener, 1-0

Above: Martinique celebrating the victory By the Caribbean Journal staff It took until extra time, but Martinique sent a strong message to the football world in the Gold Cup opener on Sunday. Fabrice Reuperne’s lefty shot from just outside the […]

Trinidad and Tobago Assumes Chairmanship of CARICOM

Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has assumed the chairmanship of CARICOM from Haiti, following the expiration of the latter’s six-month rotating term. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is now the Chairman […]

Trinidad Energy Minister Urges Greater Natural Gas Collaboration With Venezuela

Above: Minister Kevin Ramnarine By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine is calling for “greater collaboration and partnership” between Trinidad and Venezuela in the area of natural gas development. Ramnarine made the call this week […]

Haiti’s Martelly, Lamothe Lead Delegation to PetroCaribe Summit in Nicaragua

Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and PM Laurent Lamothe departing for Managua By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe are leading a delegation to attend the Eighth PetroCaribe Summit in Nicaragua this weekend. […]

New French Ambassador in Haiti

Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff France’s new Ambassador to Haiti, Patrick Nicoloso, arrived in Haiti on Sunday. Nicoloso was appointed as the country’s new envoy to Haiti in a decree published on May 24. He succeeds […]

Haiti Hosts Venezuela’s Maduro

Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro (UN Photo/Lou Rouse) By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro begins an official visit to Haiti Tuesday. It is the first visit by Maduro to Haiti since his election victory in April. It’s […]

President of Venezuela’s National Assembly Visits Cuba

Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Diosdado Cabello Rondon, the president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, arrived in Havana Thursday for an official visit. Rondon was received at Jose Marti International Airport by Cuba’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Rogelio Sierra, according […]

The 10 Best Caribbean Summer Vacations For 2013

It’s summertime! The weather’s heating up, work is slowing down, and it’s time for a vacation — to the Caribbean, of course. One of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean is that summer trade winds and island breezes can […]

Florida Resident Indicted For Role in Haiti Guest Worker Visa Scheme

Above: the Southern District of Florida Courthouse By the Caribbean Journal staff A Federal Judge has unsealed an indictment against a Florida woman for her role in bringing 143 people from Haiti to the United States using fraudulently obtained guest […]

PetroCaribe Member States Agree to Establish “Economic Zone”

Above: the summit in Caracas By the Caribbean Journal staff The seventh PetroCaribe summit in Caracas concluded this weekend with an agreement by member countries to establish a PetroCaribe “economic zone.” The move would expand the PetroCaribe oil agreement, which […]

Haiti’s Martelly Among Caribbean Leaders at PetroCaribe Summit in Venezuela

Above: the PetroCaribe Summit (Photo: GV) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly left the country Friday to attend the PetroCaribe Summit in Venezuela, one of a number of Caribbean leaders attending this weekend’s event. Martelly and a […]

Venezuela’s Maduro Visits Cuba

Above: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (UN Photo/Lou Rouse) By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited Cuba this weekend for the first time since winning the country’s hotly-contested election earlier this month. Cuba had been by far the […]

Haiti to Rename Cap-Haitien Airport After Hugo Chavez

Above: Hillary Clinton at the airport last year (USAID/Kendra Helmer) By Alexander Britell Haiti’s Cap-Haitien airport will be renamed after late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, according to Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. The Prime Minister’s spokesman, Gary Bodeau, confirmed the […]

Haiti’s Martelly Congratulates Venezuela’s Maduro on Victory

Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly has extended his congratulations to Nicolas Maduro on his victory in Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela. In a statement released Monday, Martelly said he reaffirmed Haiti’s […]

Mental Health in Haiti: Freeing the Mind From Bondage

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor IT IS BECOMING CLEARER to everyone that in order for individuals as well as groups of individuals to thrive that a good mental state is necessary. That became even more apparent to Haitians in Haiti […]

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 […]

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Native of Argentina, Elected New Pope

Above: Vatican City By the Caribbean Journal staff Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected as the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, following the conclave in the Vatican and a “Habemus Papam” announcement by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran. He has taken […]

Heineken to Invest $40 Million to Expand, Upgrade Haiti’s Brana Brewery

Above: the brewery produces the Prestige beer brand, among others By the Caribbean Journal staff Heineken will be investing more than $40 million in the coming years to upgrade and expand the Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti (BRANA) brewery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, […]

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