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US Removes Cuba From State Sponsors of Terrorism List

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States has removed Cuba from its State Sponsors of Terrorism list, the State Department announced Friday. The move is a potentially game-changing policy shift. “The rescission of Cuba’s designation as a …

US to Normalize Relations With Cuba

 Above: Havana By Alexander Britell The Caribbean changed forever on Wednesday morning. United States President Barack Obama announced a major shift in more than half-century of American politics, signaling the two countries’ desire to work toward normalizing relations. The announcement …

Dominica Election Results: Ruling DLP Wins Another Term

 Above: Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s voters have spoken, and the Dominica Labour Party has earned another term in office, albeit with a slightly smaller majority. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s Dominica Labour …

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 Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (UN Photo/J Carrier) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the country is in a “national emergency” over the outbreak of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus in the country. …

 Above: incoming Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne By Alexander Britell The Opposition Antigua Labour Party has won the country’s general election, according to preliminary election results. In a national address early Friday morning, outgoing Prime Minister Dr Baldwin …

 Above: a rendering of the Ironwood community By the Caribbean Journal staff A new $360 million mixed-use development is set to break ground in the Cayman Islands in the spring of this year, according to developers. The property, which will …

 Above: Josette Darguste By Alexander Britell Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has appointed new Finance and Communication Ministers in the wake of a pair of Cabinet resignations this week. Wilson Laleau has been appointed Economy and Finance Minister, after previously …

 Above: former Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush By Alexander Britell Former Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush has been formally charged with corruption, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service announced in a statement Wednesday. The charges came following police interviews with …

 Above: Vatican City By the Caribbean Journal staff Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected as the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, following the conclave in the Vatican and a “Habemus Papam” announcement by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran. He has taken …

 Above: David Smith By Alexander Britell David Smith, who led the OLINT Ponzi scheme in Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos Islands, has applied for parole, Caribbean Journal has learned. Smith is currently serving a 6.5-year sentence in Her Majesty’s …

 Above: Kirani James Boulevard in St Georges, Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff London’s Olympic Stadium track has a new name: Kirani James Boulevard. Grenada’s Kirani James won the gold medal in the 400 metres, the first-ever medal …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Felix Sanchez won the gold medal for the Dominican Republic in the final of the 400-metre men’s hurdles. It ended up as a rather easy victory for the 34-year-old Sanchez, who finished with room to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Usain Bolt remains the world’s fastest man. Bolt, the 2008 champion in Beijing in the men’s 100-metre race, defended his crown in London, besting fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake with a time of 9.63. Halfway through …

 Above: PLP Leader Perry Christie By the Caribbean Journal staff BREAKING: The Bahamas’ Opposition Progressive Liberal Party has won the country’s election, unseating the Free National Movement in Monday’s vote. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham conceded defeat at an address at …