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What China and Europe Mean for the Caribbean, from Haiti to Barbados

 By Alexander Britell CHINA AND EUROPE remain the biggest threats to the Caribbean’s economy — that is, Chinese deceleration and European debt. But how vulnerable is the Caribbean to those potential external shocks? A recent study from the Inter-American Development …

Air Carrier REDjet Suspends Service

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean air carrier REDjet, which initially experienced difficulty in obtaining authorization to fly into several regional countries, has suspended its service. “Unlike the heavily subsidised airlines that serve the region, REDjet does not receive any …

Latin America and Caribbean “Resilient” to European Debt, Chinese Deceleration

 Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean remain “resilient” to a possible slowdown in world economic growth stemming from a potential deepening of the European debt crisis deceleration in China, …

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 Welcome to CJ Rum Journal, a new feature that examines the world of the Caribbean’s favourite spirit. We begin with a look (and a taste) of a special premium rum out of Guyana and Barbados, by way of Spain: Dos …

 Above: Dominica and Panama’s Permanent Representatives to the OAS (OAS Photo/Patricia Levia) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Dominica and Panama signed an agreement in Washington today to establish formal diplomatic relations between the two countries. Dominica and …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary Genreal Irwin LaRocque (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By the Caribbean Journal staff Emphasizing the Caribbean Single Market and Economy is “relevant” but still a “work in progress,” according to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin Larocque. But the private sector …

 Above: OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Mexican government will convene a High-Level Hemispheric Meeting against Transnational Organized Crime beginning Thursday. The two-day meeting in Mexico City will address a range …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The economies of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union saw a 0.6 percent drop in economic activity in 2011, although that represented an improvement from a 2.2 percent drop …

 Above: Paramaribo (Photo: IDB) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean governors of the Inter-American Development Bank met in Suriname Monday to discuss development challenges and opportunities in the region. It was the first annual meeting of the Governors of …

 Above: Canadian Minister of International Cooperation Beverley Oda (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Canadian International Development Agency is funding a new project to support local economic development in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Local Economic Development project will …

 Above: Grenadian World Champion sprinter Kirani James By the Caribbean Journal staff The CARICOM Council on Human and Social Development has agreed to establish a regional task force on sports tourism, following the group’s meeting in Guyana last week. The …

 By Alexander Britell “It was the voice of the Caribbean that changed the world at Durban,” says John Ashton, the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change. The Caribbean, perhaps more than any region in the world, faces an …

 Above: Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is poised to become a major centre of Information and Communication Technology in the Western Hemisphere, according to Minister of Science, Technology and Mining Philip Paulwell. “We are looking …

 Above: the Viceroy Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s hotel industry reported improvements in three key metrics in 2011, according to data from STR. Hotel occupancy in the region rose by 2.6 percent to 61.8 percent, the average …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …