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Creating the Bridgetown of the Future

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What will Barbados’ capital look like in 25 years? In 50 years? What should it become? “Something needs to be done — if not our capital will collapse,” says Lalu Vaswani, …

Op-Ed: The Privy Council Conundrum

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor JAMAICAN PRIME MINISTER Portia Simpson-Miller commenced her administration with a political proposal of constitutional ramifications, announcing the government’s intention to remove the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as Jamaica’s final Court of Appeal. The Judicial …

Venezuela to Hold Election April 14

 Above: Henrique Capriles Radonski and Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela will hold its presidential election April 14, the country’s government announced Saturday afternoon. The move comes after the death of former President Hugo Chavez last Tuesday from …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the beach at the Magdalena Grand resort in Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff Almost 963,000 visitors came to Tobago in 2012, an increase of 4.3 percent, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The numbers were announced …

 Above: a Cottage Suite (Photos: Laluna) IT’S ALMOST ALWAYS the first thing we do when we get to a hotel room in the Caribbean. We head out to the balcony (if there is one, of course) and look at the …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor OVER RECENT WEEKS there have been utterances from several quarters in Jamaica  — including economists, analysts, and technocrats — about the benefits of devaluation for the country. The argument being made, is based on the theory …

 GUYANA IS the southernmost country in the Caribbean Community, and just one of two CARICOM Member States that are not actually islands. But its Demerara region long produced the best sugar in the Caribbean, and Guyana has one of the …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor LAST WEEK, for the first time in its history, Haiti hosted the CARICOM Heads of Government Summit in Port-au-Prince. Michael Martelly the President of Haiti, with a great deal of pomp and circumstance, opened the conference, …

 Above: the IFC’s headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has named Haiti native Jean Philippe Prosper its new vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean. Prosper, whose portfolio will also …

 Above: Half Moon in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff A new programme aimed at helping Caribbean hotels go green officially launched in Jamaica last week. The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action Advanced Programme (CHENACT AP), which …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A change to Dominica’s Marriage Act has the country looking to capitalize on the multibillion-dollar wedding and honeymoon market. One of the major aspects to the change in the law is …

 Above: Nicaragua (Photo: NT) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of regional agencies focusing on sustainable tourism in the Caribbean held their first-ever joint meeting this week, focusing on the challenges facing the wider Caribbean region. The first-ever Meeting …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The opposition New National Party has won Grenada’s national election in a landslide. Preliminary results showed the NNP winning all 15 out of 15 seats contested, meaning a return to power for NNP …

 Above: Norman Manley International Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is planning to privatize management at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston by 2014, Transport Minister Omar Davies announced. The move will be implemented through a public-private …

 Above: Puerto Cortes By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $17.2 million loan to widen and improve the principal highway in Honduras, it announced. The loan will complement a $30 million loan approved by 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 …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haiti President Michel Martelly addressed the CARICOM Heads of Government summit Monday, calling for unified action on issues including climate change and free movement within the region. Martelly, …

 Above: Haiti (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trainers from United States Customs and Border Protection recently concluded a two-week training session in Port-au-Prince. The programme trained 60 Haitian customs and tax agents in a variety of techniques involving …