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Puerto Rico Governor Fortuño Concludes Northern Trip in Toa Alta

Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño during his trip across the island’s north By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño concluded his trip across the northern part of the country Friday, looking at two schools under construction […]

Puerto Rico Governor Fortuño Continues Northern Trip in Corozal

Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Continue a trip through Puerto Rico’s northern region to survey ongoing projects, Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño visited the municipality of Corozal. The area has received an […]

Trinidad’s Persad-Bissessar, Canada’s Stephen Harper Hold Talks

Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Photo: OPM Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar held talks with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Saturday before a Canada-CARICOM meeting at […]

In Haiti’s Villa Rosa, Building Back May Not Prove to Be Better

Above: Villa Rosa (Photo: Kendi Zidor) SEVERELY DAMAGED DURING HAITI’S 2010 EARTHQUAKE, the metropolitan area known as Villa Rosa is a striking example of what has gone wrong with reconstruction. The absence of a government presence is as noticeable as the […]

Dominican Republic: Naval Base Will Not Violate National Sovereignty

Above: the announcement of the new base (Photo: Rafael Beltre) By the Caribbean Journal staff After the announcement of a new United States-built naval station in the Dominican Republic led to a whirl of activity on Twitter, the Dominican government […]

Haiti’s Michel Martelly, Joined by Sean Penn, Heads to Venezuela

Above: Martelly with Vice-Minister Temir Porras and actor Sean Penn By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly arrived in Caracas Friday for talks with the Venezuelan government and to attend the ALBA summit before he heads to Panama […]

Jamaica Swears in New Judges

Above, from left: newly-appointed Acting President of the Court of Appeal Justice Hazel Harris, Justice Seymour Panton and Govenor-General Sir Patrick Allen (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen swore in two new judges to […]

Heineken to Buy 95 Percent Stake in Haitian Brewer Brana

By the Caribbean Journal staff Heineken announced that it is increasing its stake in Haitian brewing company Brana from 22.5 percent to 95 percent. The shares are currently owned by Brana’s management and private shareholders; financial details were not disclosed. […]

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.” […]

Bahamas Bids Farewell to US Ambassador

Above: Bahamian Foreign Minister Brent Symonette, US Ambassador Nicole Avant and Robin Symonette (BIS Photo/Kris Symonette) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is bidding farewell to US Ambassador Nicole Avant, who has completed her two-year term and will be […]

Shakespeare Finds a Home in Nassau

Above: a production of The Tempest in 2009, the festival’s first year (Photo: Shakespeare in Paradise) A piece set on an island, sometimes prone to storms. It’s not The Tempest, but the work of husband-and-wife team Nicolette Bethel and Philip […]

Guyana, Venezuela Meeting on Sea Shelf

Above: Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro and Guyanese FM Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2009 (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) Officials from Venezuela and Guyana are meeting Friday to discuss the decision by Guyana to make a claim […]

Jamaica Begins Disaster Study

Flooding from Tropical Storm Nicole (JIS Photo) Following the effects of five major hurricanes since 2004, along with two significant tropical storms, the Jamaican government is spearheading a study of coastal hazards and vulnerability. The study will be performed through […]

Anxiety as Banton Sentencing Nears

Reggae star Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, is set to be sentenced on Thursday in Federal Court on his drug-related conviction from February, and anxiety is growing among those closest to him. “I just hope the judge […]

France’s Sarkozy, Joined by Caribbean Officials, Backs Anti-Trafficking Fund

Joined by officials from several regions including the Caribbean, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has proposed an international fund operated by the United Nations to tackle the increasing global problem of illegal drug trafficking. Earlier this week, Gen. Douglas Fraser, head […]


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