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CARICOM, UK to Meet in Grenada

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis Foreign Minister Sam Condor and British Foreign Secretary William Hague (Photos: CUOPM/FCO) By the Caribbean Journal staff Foreign Ministers from CARICOM will host United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague and a number of business leaders …

Dominica, Bahamas among “Most Ethical” Tourism Destinations: Report

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and the Bahamas are among the top 10 “Best Ethical Destinations” in the developing world, according to a report by EthicalTraveler.org. The report rates countries on a series of factors, including environmental protection, social …

IMF Urges Montserrat to Reduce Dependence on United Kingdom Grants

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund is urging Montserrat to reduce its dependence on recurrent and capital grants to fuel its economy, along with maintaining its ongoing reforms by the fund’s executive board. In the IMF’s recent …

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 By Alexander Britell The five Grenadian police officers charged with manslaughter in the death of Canadian resident and Grenadian native Oscar Bartholomew on Boxing Day will make a second appearance in court Friday for a bail hearing, and more officers …

 Above: the iPhone 4S (Photo courtesy of Apple) By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple’s iPhone 4S will be released across the Caribbean on Friday, Jan. 13, the company announced today. The company will begin a rollout in Anguilla, Antigua, the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is urging seafarers to report any sightings of the invasive lionfish species, which has been spreading across the Caribbean, from Jamaica to Cayman. The recent capture of a specimen off the west coast of …

 What’s in store for the Caribbean in 2012? In our Year in Review, we looked at the big stories of 2011, from the continued influence of China to the growth of green energy in the region. To find out more …

 By Alexander Britell Dr Peter Phillips is the former Minister of National Security, Minister of Transport and Works and Minister of Health in Jamaica, having also served in two other ministerial posts. He is now the campaign director for the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s economy is projected to grow 1.7 percent in 2012, following an estimated 0.7 percent growth in 2011, according to data from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. That …

 Merry Christmas from everyone at Caribbean Journal! May you have a happy and healthy holiday. Sincerely, CJ

 Above: the American University of Antigua School of Nursing By Alexander Britell Last month, the World Bank released a report about the way the growing problem of non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean is affecting the region’s economies. Chronic illnesses like …

 By Alexander Britell Could the Caribbean experience another earthquake like the devastating one in Port-au-Prince in 2010? The answer is yes – and it could be even more powerful, according to Dr Joan Latchman, the director of the Seismic Research …

 Above: the Government Administration Building, Road Town (Photo: Carol A. Vanterpool) By the Caribbean Journal staff The promotion of business development is one of the highest priorities of BVI Premier Dr Orlando Smith’s government, he said yesterday in a statement. …

 Above: Le Village de Port-Jacmel, a four-star hotel by Michael Capponi in Jacmel, Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline comprises 131 hotels totaling 17,923 rooms, according to the November Construction Pipeline Report from STR. Haiti …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The thought of Chinese tourists heading to the Caribbean not too long ago seemed far-fetched; today, China’s market is a potential gold mine as a source for regional tourism. “Barely one decade ago, few would …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor If matters go wrong in a free society, it is in the public interest that a free media exist to provide the public with information that the public has a right to know. This is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The economy of St Kitts and Nevis is projected to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent next year, according to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. While growth will be flat for 2011, the economy …

 Above: St Vincent By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines will be moving to strengthen its ties with Brazil, hoping to capitalize on the strength of the Brazilian economy, according to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves. Brazil …