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Jamaica to Host 2014 CHTA Caribbean Travel Marketplace Conference

Above: Montego Bay By Alexander Brtiell PARADISE ISLAND — Jamaica will host the CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace Conference in 2014 in Montego Bay. It will represent the third time the country has hosted the conference for the CHTA, which, like […]

Haiti PM Visits Caracas for PetroCaribe Talks With Venezuela’s Vice President

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Venezuela President Hugo Chavez remains in Cuba with decliing health, Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe jetted to Caracas Wednesday for talks with Venezuela’s Vice President, […]

Haiti Holds Mass for Venezuela’s Chavez

Above: Venezuelan Ambassador to Haiti Pedro Antonio Canino Gonzalez, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti held a special mass Friday in support of Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, who is […]

Puerto Rico’s Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach Now Open

Above: the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach (Photos by Ritz-Carlton) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach is now open in Puerto Rico, the company announced Thursday. The property, which is situated on 1,400 acres on the former […]

Jamaica: Forensic Audit Finds Breaches in JDIP Infrastructure Project

Above: Works Minister Dr Omar Davies By the Caribbean Journal staff A forensic audit of has found a number of breaches in two major infrastructure projects in the country, according to Works Minister Dr Omar Davies. The audit revealed a […]

Haiti and the Psychology of Freedom

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor I recently made a trip to Cape Town, South Africa to give a talk, and so many incidents there reminded me of Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean region. Many folks are aware of […]

Haiti Opens New Artificial Lakes

Above: the opening of a new artificial lake in Haiti (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly visited the country’s northwest this weekend to inaugurate a group of new small artificial lakes. Martelly’s trip included stops […]

Jamaica Appoints New Solicitor General

Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Public Service Commission has announced the appointment of Nicole Foster-Pusey as the country’s new Solicitor General. Foster-Pusey’s appointment takes effect Aug. 7. She previously served in the Attorney General’s chambers from 1993 […]

Mental Health Issues in Haiti

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor The 2010 earthquake in Haiti has led to the development of several organizations created by Haitians for the purpose of addressing the mental health needs of Haitians in Haiti and abroad.  This report provides a […]

Venezuela Tours Grenada Projects

Above: Ambassador Carlos Perez, Minister Glynis Roberts, consultant Leslie Barry and project manager Martin Marryshow By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuelan Ambassador to Grenada Carlos Perez says his government is satisfied with the progress of projects it is currently funding […]

Nevis, Vatican Officials to Collaborate on Youth Development Project

Above: Culture Minister Hensley Daniel, Vatican Ambassador Nicola Girasoli and Bishop Kenneth Richards By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from the Nevis Island Administration and the Vatican are planning to collaborate on a youth development project. The announcement was made […]

Puerto Rico Governor Fortuño Announces New JetBlue Route from Washington

By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has announced new nonstop service by air carrier JetBlue between the Luis Muñoz Marín airport in San Juan and Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC. The Department of Transportation […]

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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