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China to Loan Caribbean $1 Billion

 Above: China Vice Premier Wang Qishan and Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff China Vice Premier Wang Qishan announced that the country would be providing $1 billion in loans to the Caribbean to support investment …

Antigua, China Sign Economic Agreement

 Above: China Vice Premier Wang Qishan (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and China signed a $4.68 million economic and trade cooperation agreement following the opening ceremony of the 3rd China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum in Port …

Official Warns Against Calls for St Kitts State of Emergency Declaration

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis’ Deputy Governor General Eustace John warned against calls by the Concerned Citizens Movement and the People’s Action Movement to declare a State of Emergency in the Federation. While the deputy governor general said the …

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 Above: Isadore Sharp (Photo: Four Seasons) By Alexander Britell In 1961, Isadore Sharp was a neophyte in the hospitality industry who had just opened his first property in Toronto. Fifty years later, the company he founded and built, Four Seasons, …

 Above, from left: Major Daps, Ossie Dellimore, Ed Robinson, Qshan Deya (Photo: Caribbean Journal) What is reggae? It’s a word that has a meaning simultaneously static and dynamic. To answer the question, Caribbean Journal talked to four major reggae artists …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another 92 people were arrested in Trinidad by Thursday morning, bringing the total number of arrests during the country’s State of Emergency to 1,597. Of those, 437 were gang-reltaed, 287 involved drug offences, 357 involved …

 Above: Governor de Jongh (Photo: USVI) By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Department of Interior has awarded the US Virgin Islands a $1.1 million grant for improving tax collection in the country. The grant, which came from the department’s …

 By Lincoln Depradine The Caribbean brought home 19 medals at the recently-concluded World Championships in South Korea, led by Jamaica, which earned nine medals, including four golds. Jamaica earned 101 points with its golds, four silvers and a bronze medal, …

 Above: Cayman Enterprise City By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands Government has signed a deal allowing developer Cayman Enterprise City the exclusive right to construct, develop and maintain a special economic zone. The company’s project, Cayman Enterprise City, is …

 By Alexander Britell Jamaican strongman Christopher Coke’s motion to exclude wiretap evidence taken against him in Jamaica has been denied in US Federal Court. Coke is alleged to have controlled the Tivoli Gardens area in Kingston since the early 1990s …

 Above: Chinese Ambassador Hu Shan and Bahamas Works Minister Neko Grant (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Chinese Ambassador to the Bahamas Hu Shan met today with Bahamian Works and Transport Minister Neko Grant at Grant’s office in Nassau. China and the Bahamas …

 By Robert Di Pano Caribbean Ponzi schemer David Smith, whose OLINT scheme defrauded investors across Florida and the Caribbean out of over $220 million, has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in the United States by Judge Mary …

 Barbados’ Tourism Ministry is looking to a number of new markets, particularly with the expansion of airlift into countries not previously explored. Minister of tourism Andrew Cox said he had undertaken a number of new initiatives looking to expand the …

 Above: Ambassador Hu Shan, Bradley Armbrister, Island Administrator for the Bahamas’ East End District and Madame Liu Ping (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn) Chinese Ambassador to the Bahamas Hu Shan made his first official visit to Grand Bahama Wednesday, looking at the …

 By Alexander Britell As the Caribbean’s integral tourism industry has been hurt by the global financial downturn, countries in the region have been forced to looked to new markets and devise new initiatives to spur both new visitors and new …

 Above: From left, Haitian President Michel Martelly and Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti, Mariano Fernandez (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is encouraging political actors in Haiti to work on a finding a …

 By Alexander Britell Since 2000, Dr Joia Mukherjee has been the medical director at global healthcare nonprofit Partners In Health, which is active in 12 countries around the world. Dr Mukherjee, a Harvard professor who also consults for the WHO …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The massive Baha Mar resort project in Nassau has signed agreements with Hyatt Hotels, Rosewood and the Morgans Hotel Group to manage hotels at the project. Hyatt will manage the planned 700-room Grand Hyatt convention …