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Barbados, Italy Meet on Airlift, Tax

 Above: Ambassador Paolo Serpi, left, and Barbados PM Freundel Stuart Barbados PM Freundel Stuart met with Italian Ambassador to Barbados Paolo Serpi to discuss a number of issues, including an air services agreement between the two countries, a double taxation …

Aid Helps Haiti Renovate Prisons

 Above: officials at a prison in Croix de Bouquets, Haiti (File Photo: UN) Earthquake aid has helped one particularly poor sector of Haiti — its prisons. A year and a half after the quake that devastated the nation, a group …

Jamaica Monitors Gold Mine Leak

 Dr Horace Chang (2nd left), addressing journalists about a toxic leak at the gold mine in Pennants, Clarendon, during a media briefing at the National Environment and Planning Agency yesterday. Others (from left) are: Chief Executive Officer, NEPA, Peter Knight; …

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 Above: the Chinese embassy in Jamaica Above: the Chinese Embassy in Jamaica (Photo: Chinese Embassy) Jamaican Minister of Finance Audley Shaw said an invitation has been extended to the Chinese to expand their investments in the country. Shaw, who was …

 Above: Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Anthony Johnson (standing), delivers a lecture on: ‘Historic Relations between Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean and Latin America’, at Canning House, in London, on July 19. Director General of Canning House, Dr …

 Haitian President Michel Martelly has made Haitian singer and roving ambassador Wyclef Jean a Grand Officer of the National Order of Honor and Merit. Jean, whose own bid for the presidency was denied by the courts after ruling he was …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Chairman Dr Denzil Douglas, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, has called for an immediate halt to the passage of radioactive material through the Caribbean Sea, something he called “unacceptable and injurious.” Douglas …

 The Jamaican Cabinet has approved an agreement for GreenRG Management to introduce, test and research its solar technology across the country. GreenRG has volunteered to test its technology for streetlights, buildings, water pumps and other infrastructure, and it will not …

 Above: the view from Fort Abercromby (Photo: TIS) Trinidad is looking to an 19th-century British fort as a way of expanding tourism. Fort Abercromby, which was built by the British in 1804 as part of the fortification of Trinidad, is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A report by Ryder Scott commissioned by the Bahamas Petroleum Company has found potentially significant oil resources offshore. According to Ryder Scott’s “Competent Persons Report,” which examined newly-acquired seismic data and previous information, even low-end …

 Above: Housing, Environment and Water Minister Dr Horace Chang (2nd left), addressing journalists about a toxic leak at the gold mine in Pennants, Clarendon, during a media briefing at the National Environment and Planning Agency on Monday. Others (from left) …

 Barbados Senator Darcy Boyce is calling for a partnership between the government, private sector and homeowners to work together to cut energy consumption on the island. Boyce, who is the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for …

 Above: a makeshift tent in Port-au-Prince (UN Photo/Sophia Paris) Haitian President Michel Martelly marked the beginning of a series of reconstruction projects in Port-au-Prince, calling the launch “Reconstruction Week.” “We will soon begin the construction of buildings to house public …

 Barbados Deputy Opposition Leader Dale Marshall said the country’s Tourism Authority should reveal whether it has a confidentiality agreement about the details of Barbadian-born singer Rihanna’s contract with the authority. Last month, the singer agreed to a deal with the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush signed an agreement today with Cayman Enterprise City, Ltd in a deal that will give CEC the opportunity to build a special economic zone based on technology in Grand Cayman. “CEC …

 Above: President Bharrat Jagdeo (Photo: Columbia University) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo called for bold action to counter the rising prices of food in the Caribbean. In an editorial in the single market’s CARICOM View magazine, …

 Above: Arnold Dorsett, Edison Key, Lucayan Tropical Manager Tim Hauber and BAIC GM Benjamin Rahming (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) By Gladstone Thurston In an effort to boost its pineapple industry, the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation has begun distributing 5,000 tissue-cultured …

 Above: Guyanese Foreign Minister Dr Ashni Singh was one of those who met with India’s Vivek Katju (GIS Photo) Guyana and India met for a third round of political consultations Friday, with Guyanese Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett convening with Vivek …