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St Lucia’s Anthony Urges Halt to Shipment of Radioactive Waste Through Caribbean

 Above: the Caribbean Sea (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister and current CARICOM Chairman Dr Kenny Anthony is intensifying calls for a halt to the shipment of hazardous waste through the Caribbean sea. Anthony was …

Op-Ed: The Caribbean Cliff We Must Avoid

 By Hon. Donna ChristensenUS Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress   AS WASHINGTON frantically scrambles to prevent the United States from falling over the proverbial Fiscal Cliff, I am concerned to hear rumblings of a potential World Trade Organization (WTO) action …

Growing a Basketball Future in Haiti

 By Alexander Britell At the national level, Haiti’s athletics continue to grow. Haiti’s football is on the rise. Les Grenadiers recently rose to 39th on the FIFA world rankings following a strong showing in the Caribbean Cup. A new, 12,000-seat …

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 Above: Cave Heights in the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caves Heights oceanfront condominium project in West Nassau has launched its final phase, the company announced. The project aims to complete construction by the first quarter of 2013. …

 Above: a beach in Jacmel, Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism has begun talks with the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute on potential areas of cooperation, following a recent visit by Calvin …

 Above: Panama’s first JW Marriott hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff The first JW Marriott hotel has opened in Panama, Marriott announced. The 118-room JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort is located in the Buenaventura beachfront community in the …

 By Mark A TurnquestOp-Ed Contributor National policymakers in the Bahamas have focused on top-down economic strategies to improve the tourism, financial services and construction industries for almost 40 years. However, after all is said and done, the Bahamas, as of …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor THE FACT THAT Barbados’ government bonds have been downgraded to junk status was not a good development for the reputation of the Commonwealth Caribbean in international financial markets. Both Moody’s and Standard and Poors now rate …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Being right in the middle of the holiday season, there never seems to be enough time or energy for us to get things done. There are so many tasks to complete that the thought of baking …

 Above: Jose Andres in Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff World-renowned Spanish Chef Jose Andres has begun a series of video features on the gastronomy of Haiti, and he’s now released the first taste of his work. …

 Above: a home in St Barth (Photo: Jean-Philippe Piter) By Alexander Britell Just like the rest of the Caribbean, tiny St Barth’s real estate market was impacted by the downturn that began in 2008. But the eight-square-mile island in the …

 By Hasan TuluyOp-Ed Contributor   NEXT YEAR marks a decade since Latin America and the Caribbean took a dramatic turn for the better. After decades of stagnation, the region began a speedy economic and social transformation in 2003 that lifted …

 Above: Haiti’s Grenadiers in action against Dartmouth earlier this year By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Grenadiers surged 18 spots in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, overtaking Jamaica as the top-ranked Caribbean side. Haiti is now ranked 39th in the …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (UN Photo/ J Carrier)   By Alexander Britell Haiti is trying to move the process of reconstruction into a higher gear. While the country’s GDP has been growing at a strong pace, natural disasters …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal Haiti President Michel Martelly arrived in Tokyo Wednesday, leading a delegation to Japan including First Lady Sophia Martelly and several Cabinet Ministers. The visit began with a dinner and reception in …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the lowest perceived level of corruption in the Caribbean, while Haiti has the region’s highest, according to a report released Wednesday by Transparency International. The report, which gives countries …

 Above: Former Canadian Governor General and UNESCO Special Envoy to Haiti Michaelle Jean (UN Photo/Mark Garten)   By Alexander Britell CURRENT UNESCO SPECIAL ENVOY FOR HAITI Michaëlle Jean recently concluded a trip to Haiti during which she led a 20-member …

 By Bertram LeonOp-Ed Contributor   OVER THE PAST DECADE, we have been witnessing a growing number of countries becoming interested in revisiting, refreshing and rebuilding relations with their overseas populations. A contemporary subject of public policy, referred to as Diaspora …