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IDB Speeds Up Caribbean Broadband

 Above: the Inter-American Development Bank By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank is partnering with CANTO, the Caribbean’s leading trade association for Information and Communication Technology, to accelerate the development of broadband in the region. “Facilitating ICT solutions …

Author Carine Fabius on Haiti, Voodoo and Her New Book, “Saturday Comes”

 Author Carine Fabius’ literary career has spanned the globe – from an examination of the cross-cultural relationships in France to a look at how indigenous tribes in the Amazon adorn their bodies with the juice of a fruit called the …

Ilio Durandis: The Affair Belizaire and What it Means for Haiti’s Rule of Law

 Above: Arnel Belizaire By Ilio DurandisOp-Ed Contributor Haiti’s 1987 constitution is supposed to be the supreme law of the land. However, in Haiti, the rule of laws means different thing to different people at different times. I often say that …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Chinese embassy in Kingston By Alexander Britell China’s involvement – and influence – in the Caribbean region has grown rapidly over the last several years – from the construction of new national sports stadiums to large-scale infrastructure projects. …

 Above: the Viceroy Anguilla By Alexander Britell While Anguilla saw a wave of luxury resort development during the economic boom in the middle of the decade, like the rest of the Caribbean it was hurt by the economic downturn. Some …

 Above: Cayo Espanto, Ambergris Caye, Belize By Alexander Britell One of three non-island members of CARICOM, Belize is among the gateways to South America for the Caribbean. While the country has suffered from the downturn like the rest of the …

 Above: Charlestown, Nevis (Photo: Caribbean Journal) By the Caribbean Journal staff The economy of St Kitts and Nevis is projected to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent his year, with a slightly higher rate in 2012, according to the …

 By Alexander Britell Dr Michael Witter is an economist and senior lecturer at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies Mona. He is also one of the Caribbean’s experts on …

 Above: UN peacekeepers conduct an emergency response training exercise (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nearly 12,000 United Nations peacekeepers are on emergency standby in Haiti as tropical storm Emily heads towards the island, which is still struggling …

 Above: From left: Industry, Investment and Commerce State Minister, Hon. Michael Stern and Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr Christopher Tufton (right), at his New Kingston offices, Tuesday. (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A controversy is growing …

 Many Chinese firms have chosen to create shell companies in the Cayman islands in order to control businesses back in China, according to the Wall Street Journal. Because they are in Cayman, they can issue American depository receipts that trade …

 The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica is concerned about Jamaica’s loan arrangement with the International Monetary Fund, as the world body has yet to complete its performance review for December 2010 and March 2011. Earlier this week, People’s National Party …

 Above: Finance Minister Audley Shaw (JIS Photo) Jamaica is looking to instill a culture of tax compliance in the country, in response to what Finance Minister Audley Shaw called an “unacceptably low” level of tax payments. “There are people who …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff British Petroleum said it had been awarded a pair of deepwater oil exploration blocks off the Trinidad coast. The two blocks are off of Trinidad’s eastern coast. BP’s Trinidad operations account for more than half …

 Photo: David Walton/Partners in Health A team from Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital is joining the charge to fight the Haitian cholera outbreak that has ravaged the earthquake-torn country. Last week, six medical professionals, including one doctor, headed to the Hospital …

 Above: Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz in Gold Cup play (Photo: CONCACAF) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Single Market plans to establish a Regional Sports Academy that would focus on using sports as a vehicle for Caribbean integration. The plan …

 By the Caribbean Journal Cayman’s business community is opposing the government’s proposed attempt at passing a bill regulating gender equality in the workplace. According to the text of a letter the government received from the Cayman Islands Law Society, Cayman …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin Larocque By the Caribbean Journal staff Domincan native Irwin LaRocque has been named the new secretary-general of CARICOM, the single market announced today. LaRocque has served as assistant secretary-general for trade and economic integration at CARICOM …