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What Obama’s Visit Meant to Jamaica

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor What first came across from last week’s visit to Jamaica by United States President Barack Obama was the pride. Jamaica was proud to host what was the first visit to the country by a sitting US …

White House Acts to Remove Cuba From Terrorism Sponsor List

 Above: US President Barack Obama at the recent Summit of the Americas in Panama (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama has acted to remove Cuba from the US government’s list of states that sponsor …

In Historic Meeting, Barack Obama, Raul Castro Talk in Panama

 Above: US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro By the Caribbean Journal staff This week’s Summit of the Americas in Panama was significant for a number of reasons — none more so than Cuba’s first-ever attendance of the …

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 Above: US President Barack Obama in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Jamaica in more than 33 years with a visit to Jamaica this week. Obama arrived on …

 Above: United States President Barack Obama By Alexander Britell United States President Barack Obama will be visiting the Caribbean next month. In what will be his first visit to the region since 2011, Obama will be making an official visit …

 Above: US President Barack Obama By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, a speech which included the country’s recent thawing of relations with Cuba. Obama addressed the …

 Above: United States President Barack Obama (White House Photo: Pete Souza) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama has written a letter to Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina about the possible impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership apparel provisions …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly will meet next week with United States President Barack Obama in Washington, the United States government announced. It will be the first official …

 Above: Joe Biden By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden and Haiti President Michel Martelly held talks by phone on Wednesday, following a meeting between two during Biden’s visit to Trinidad last month. Biden reiterated the …

 Above: US Attorney General Eric Holder and Haiti President Michel Martelly (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE – The United States will continue its “best efforts” to ensure regional security in the Caribbean, Attorney General Eric Holder said at a …

   By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor IF UNITED STATES PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s foreign policy can be criticized, it can be on the basis that it has been somnolent and reactionary with regard to Caribbean policy. Neither the United States nor the …

 By Frank WardOp-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 needed …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 By Geoffrey PhilpOp-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 the …

 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. …