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Caribbean Begins Banning Visitors From Ebola-Affected Countries in Africa

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A growing number of Caribbean countries are moving to prohibit incoming travel from Ebola-affected countries including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. “With immediate effect, all visitors from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and …

In Trinidad, the Spirit of Africa

 Above: Angelique Kidjo (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN —Angelique Kidjo comes from Benin. 2face Idibia hails from Jos, Nigeria. But for one evening here, the two were right at home in the Caribbean. Above: 2face Idibia …

China and the Caribbean — a Marriage Made in Heaven?

 By Zhivargo LaingCJ Contributor ON A recent radio show in the Bahamas, the topic of China’s $8 million loan to the country was being discussed. A curious caller asked, “what do the Chinese want for these loans anyway?” Her question …

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 Above: Portia Simpson Miller (UN Photo/Luis Roberto Lima) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller concluded her visit to Africa on Tuesday, following meetings with a group of African heads of state. Simpson Miller, joined by …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor WITH THE RIGHT economic environment Jamaica should benefit enormously from technological investment. So why hasn’t the government of Jamaica been able to attract more technology-related investment? Almost every Jamaican commentator records the passion of Jamaicans for …

 Above: downtown Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has not forgotten the potential of the African market for tourism, according to Tourism Minister Richard Sealy. The Minister, who was speaking recently at the launch of the 8th …

 Above: the American University of Antigua School of Nursing By Alexander Britell Last month, the World Bank released a report about the way the growing problem of non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean is affecting the region’s economies. Chronic illnesses like …

 By Alexander Britell (Photos: CJ) Since his first album, Lakou Trankil, in 2005, Haitian singer Belo has seen his star soar, finding a global following for his mix of  traditional Haitian, jazz and reggae styles. Belo, whose real name is …