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Usain Bolt Makes Pitch for Dominica Aid

 Caribbean superstar urges donations By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off three gold medals in Beijing, Jamaican sprinting superstar Usain Bolt has taken time out to pitch in for Dominica. Bolt released a video through the Prime Minister’s office urging …

Eastern Caribbean Mobilizes to Support Dominica

 Region comes together to help Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is mobilizing regional and international support to find ways to help Dominica, which was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika last week. The OECS …

Japan Is Giving St Vincent and the Grenadines $2 Million in Aid

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan is giving $2 million in aid funding to the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the country’s government announced this week. The funding comes as the result of …

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 Above: Letchimy in St Lucia (Photo: Region Martinique) By the Caribbean Journal staff Serge Letchimy, the president of Martinique’s Regional Council, led a delegation St Lucia this week as part of continued relief efforts to the Eastern Caribbean island. St …

 Above: Haiti (CJ photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging the international community to “increase its aid” to Haiti, he said in a message released Friday. Ban, who released the statement ahead of …

 Above: gathering supplies in Martinique (Photo: Region Martinique) By the Caribbean Journal staff As St Lucia, St Vincent and Dominica work to recover from last week’s devastating floods, their neighbours around the Caribbean are mobilizing support. Martinique began large-scale collection …

 Above: Congressman Ed Royce By the Caribbean Journal staff Despite hundreds of millions of dollars appropriated for Haiti, the results of United States aid to the country “aren’t impressive,” according to US Congressman Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean officially launched its CARICOM “Regional Aid for Trade” strategy at a ceremony in Haiti on Tuesday. Aid for Trade, a partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank and …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President and CARICOM Chairman Michel Martelly will launch the Caribbean Regional Aid for Trade Strategy in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday. The “Aid For Trade” strategy involves the …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan’s government and its Japan International Cooperation Agency is reportedly considering increasing its foreign aid to the region. Japanese officials recently met with Caribbean fisheries ministers in St Lucia to discuss …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat will be receiving $26.04 million USD in budget aid from the United Kingdom’s Department For International Development. The government announced the funding following what it called “detailed discussions and negotiations” with Montserrat …

 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 …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe By the Caribbean Journal staff A little over three months since he announced that Canada would be reviewing its long-term strategy with Haiti, International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino chaired a meeting Friday with Haiti Prime …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There are “significant” problems in the way the United States delivers aid to Haiti, according to a report from the Washington-based Center for Economic and Policy Research. The report, Breaking Open …

 Above: the talks in Haiti (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada Foreign Minister John Baird and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Diane Ablonczy concluded a visit to Haiti on Monday. The purpose of the trip was …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Fishermen in Martinique will soon be receiving $2.66 million (2 million Euros) in aid. The French department’s fishing sector has been hit hard of late by evidence of pollution of coastal …

 Above: Minister for International Cooperation Julian Fantino (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino issued a statement on the third anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti Friday, a week after the country announced …

 Above: Minister for International Cooperation Julian Fantino (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas) By Alexander Britell Canada is freezing its international aid to Haiti, according to International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino. The news was first revealed by Fantino in an interview with French-language …