Bahamas, Jamaica Talk Agriculture

Above: a banana plant By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica recently played host to a delegation of agricultural officials from the Bahamas. The Bahamian delegation, which visited from July 23 to July 25, met with Jamaican agricultural officials including Agriculture […]


In Guyana, New Hopes For Cassava

Above: producing farine in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana is looking to the cassava sector for what the government believes could be a “substantial economic contribution.” The government is particularly eyeing the cassava byproduct of farine, a flour-like […]


Guyana, CARICOM Development Fund Agree on $7.3M in Funding

Above: CARICOM Secretariat headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and the CARICOM Development Fund have signed a country assistance programme agreement that will bring $7.32 million into the country’s agriculture sector. The agreement combines a $4.56 million concessionary loan […]


Antigua Looking to China For Help With Agricultural Sector

Above: Agriculture Minister Hilson Baptiste By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is looking to capitalize on an $8 million grant from China to shore up the country’s agricultural sector, according to Agriculture Minister Hilson Baptiste. Baptiste recently attended […]

Haiti Receives $15 Million IDB Grant For Agricultural Reforms

Above: an irrigation channel (IDB Photo/Paul Constance) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is set to receive a $15 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank to support reforms in the country’s agricultural sector. Farming currently accounts for around half […]

Haiti, Brazil Sign Agriculture Agreement

Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe and Brazil FM Antonio de Aguiar Patriota By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe continued his Brazilian trip Tuesday with a meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota. The two […]


Nevis, St Eustatius Talk Agriculture

Above: a farm in Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the government of St Eustatius visited Nevis last week for talks on agriculture. The delegation was led by Carlyle Tearr, the Commissioner of Agriculture on […]

Despite Challenges, St Lucia's Agriculture Sector Shows Improvement

Above: a banana plant (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s agriculture sector has faced a series of challenges in recent years, chiefly the Black Sigatoka banana disease — but it has managed to show improvement, according to […]

Israel: Barbados "An Important Partner"

Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is an “important partner” for Israel, according to Israeli Ambassador Amiram Magid. The Israeli envoy, who was recently on a visit to the island, met with Minister of Education, Science […]


Barbados and Chile Plan to Increase Bilateral Cooperation

Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff From Spanish language instruction to agriculture, Barbados and Chile are planning to increase their cooperation in a number of areas. That was the pledge made following a courtesy call Monday between […]

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, […]

Bill Clinton Heads to Haiti With Agricultural Investment Delegation

Above: Bill Clinton in Haiti (Photo: Clinton Foundation) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former US President Bill Clinton will be in Haiti beginning on Sunday with an agricultural investment delegation. The two-day trip will include visits to sites highlighting Haiti’s […]


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