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In Oil Paint, a Forgotten Trinidad

 Mariquita Johnson painted perhaps two of the oldest paintings in Trinidad, but little is known of her life. Johnson’s “Around the Queen’s Park Savannah” and “The Angels” were both painted in 1905 and are among the country’s oldest paintings along …

Barbados Preps Agriculture for Hurricanes

 Above: a cane field in Barbados With the hurricane season officially under way in June, Barbados’ Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is working to ensure the island’s food and fisheries infrastructure are secure in the event …

Bahamas Tackles Mortgage Delinquencies

 Above: Housing Minister Kenneth Russell (BIS Photo) The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation is looking to reconstruct mortgage payments to count toward paying off the principal in a bid to reduce its 40 percent delinquency rate. “[The BMC is] still having about …

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 Israeli Ambassador to Jamaica Moshe Sermoneta said Israel is interested in helping Jamaica solve its energy problems, along with offering knowledge on tourism and agriculture. “Israel is a country that lacks natural resources,” he said. “We don’t have oil, we …

 Luis Breuer, the new Caribbean Regional Director of the International Monetary Fund, is due to visit Jamica on Wednesday to discuss outstanding issues considered by the IMF’s board for its quarterly reviews. This will be Breuer’s first visit to Jamaica …

 Above: Trinidad Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal and Works Minister Jack Warner (Photos: TIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Minister of Housing Dr Roodal Moonilal has called the decision by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to split the Ministry of …

 Above: a cholera treatment center in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abbassi) Dutch company Crucell, the maker of Dukoral, the leading cholera vaccine, says Haiti refused an offer of tens of thousands of doses of the vaccine last year that could have …

 A controversy in Barbados over the training of doctors in Cuba has extended beyond its shores. Last week, Dr Carlos Chase, president of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners, in an email to BAMP’s members, expressed concerns about an alleged …

 The Sailfish Estate in Sunrise Landing on Grand Cayman is the first LEED-certified private residential home built outside of the United States. LEED is the certification system of the United States Green Buildings Council, which rates the energy efficiency and …

 Above: Prince Charles Drive in Nassau (BIS Photo) The Bahamas is in the midst of a massive infrastructure project that is reshaping nearly the entire road system of the main island of New Providence. The New Providence Road Improvement and …

 Angela Brown-Burke is the vice president of Jamaica’s People’s National Party, along with being Councillor for the Norman Gardens Division and Minority Leader in the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation. Caribbean Journal talked to Brown-Burke about the ongoing problems of …

 After Hurricane Omar hit the island of Nevis and closed the Four Seasons Nevis for over two years in 2008, the resort celebrated its reopening in December 2010, and, more recently, its 20-year anniversary. Caribbean Journal talked to Andrew Humphries, …

 Anthony Moses Davis a.k.a Beenie Man has been at the forefront of reggae and dancehall music, both in Jamaica and globally, for two decades. His 2000 album, Art & Life, won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album, and the self-proclaimed …