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Op-Ed: Rum Subsidies in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

By Frank Ward Op-Ed Contributor   RUM HAS A SPECIAL PLACE in the hearts and minds of Caribbean people. It is the product of an industry mainly comprised of small, local distillers which, as a significant economic operator, brings much […]

CJ Politics

Haiti's Martelly Congratulates US President Barack Obama on Re-election

Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly is sending congratulations to US President Barack Obama on his re-election Tuesday night. Obama won an extremely tight race over challenger Mitt Romney, a longtime businessman […]


US Virgin Islands Governor Urges Congress on Budget Deal

Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh, along with 11 Democratic governors, has signed a letter urging congressional leaders to reach a budget deal with […]

CJ Interviews

Cayman and the US Campaign: An Interview with Richard Coles

Above: Georgetown, Grand Cayman By Alexander Britell While places like Virginia and Florida will mean the most to the upcoming presidential election in the United States, another location has been popping up disproportionately during the campaign: the Cayman Islands. Since […]

Haiti "Extremely Susceptible" to Drug Trafficking: Report

Above: Haiti’s northwest coast (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Haiti’s 2010 earthquake led to a significant drop in trafficking in the country, the country remains “extremely susceptible” to drug trafficking in the near future, according to […]

Op-Ed: The Exoneration of Marcus Garvey: A Moral Obligation

By Geoffrey Philp Op-Ed Contributor On June 16, 2012, the Rootz Foundation, Institute for Caribbean Studies, and the Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee, of which I am a member, launched an online petition for the exoneration of Marcus Garvey, leader of […]

Healthcare in the Caribbean

USVI Governor Commissions Studies on Health Insurance Exchange

Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has hired two companies to conduct studies on the question of implementing a Health Insurance Exchange in the territory. […]

Barack Obama: "We Have Come to Know Jamaica as a Leader in the Caribbean"

Above: US President Barack Obama and Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie (Photo: Embassy of Jamiaca) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama praised Jamaica for its commitment to democracy and security following recent talks with Jamaican Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie […]

Hillary Clinton Sends "Best Wishes" Ahead of Jamaica 50 Celebrations

Above: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo: US Department of State) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is sending the “best wishes of President Barack Obama and the people of the United States” […]

Op-Ed: What Barack Obama's New Immigration Policy Means for Jamaica

By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor Jamaican-American citizens were positively surprised by US President Barack Obama’s bold move to permit young illegal immigrants to work and study in the United States. One of the major problems fueling crime in Jamaica is […]

Op-Ed: Austerity and Growth in Jamaica

By Ramesh Sujanani Op-Ed Contributor Professor Michael Witter, writing in the Jamaica Gleaner, recently outlined a conflict of interest in the management of recession by governments’ policies in the United States and Europe. It seems that there are two approaches […]

Obama Budget Forecasts Increased Rum Revenues in US Virgin Islands

Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh commissions the new Captain Morgan distillery in 2010 (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff US President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget forecasts an increase in rum revenues to the US Virgin Islands, according to […]


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