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Guyana Meets New US Ambassador

 Above: Ambassador Brent Hardt and President Bharrat Jagdeo (Photo: GINA) Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo met with new United States Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt to reaffirm what he called a commitment to open, candid and constructive dialogue between the two …

Talking Reggae with Ossie Dellimore

 Reggae star Ossie Dellimore has built a varied career in the art form with albums like “Freedom’s Journal,” “Reggae Music” and the recent single “Gone So Far.” The native of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ style is at the cutting …

St Kitts Looks to Taiwan for Tourism Help

 Above: Charlestown, Nevis (Photo: Caribbean Journal) The federation of St Kitts and Nevis is sending 16 nationals to Taiwan to begin courses at the country’s National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism. The students will be focusing on restaurant management, …

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 Above: Hui Liangyu (UN Photo: Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the commencement of the China-Caribbean Economic Forum in Port of Spain this week, China’s Vice Premier Hui Liangyu will be visiting Jamaica beginning on Sunday. Hui will …

 Above: UN peacekeepers from Bolivia in Haiti last year (UN Photo: Marco Dormino) Haitians gathered to protest the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Haiti after allegations that a contingent from Uruguay sexually assaulted a young man. The scandal has seen a …

 The Caribbean needs to change its traditional way of thinking at the political level, Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo said at a roundtable of the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. “We still operate in a global system, …

 By Sir Arthur Foulkes Judge Nathaniel Jones, a distinguished Judge of United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeal and former General Counsel for the NAACP, once surveyed the large number of persons entering the legal profession in that country and …

 Bahamas to Host Climate Conference Above: Elma Garraway, permanent secretary at the Bahamas’ Ministry of Education, Philip Weech, director of the BEST Commission, Deidre Bevans and Terry Archer (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) The Bahamas will host a UNESCO conference on the …

 Above: Aristide on a United Nations visit while president (UN Photo: Milton Grant) Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide will make his first major public appearance since his return to Haiti in March, delivering a speech and inaugurating the expansion …

 Above: the UN and CARICOM teams (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM and the United Nations met yesterday to review earlier deliberations between the two bodies on the issue of crime. Delegations from CARICOM’s Implementation Agency for Crime …

 Above: farmer Dwight Saywer lost his entire banana crop. Also pictured: BAIC Executive Chairman Edison Key and Assistant GM Arnold Dorsett (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston) The Bahamian Agricultural and Industrial Corporation has stepped in to help farmers on Grand Bahama whose …

 Born in Clarendon, Jamaica, Major Daps is working on a synergy of the roots reggae music of the past with that of the present. In this CJ Spotlight, we talk to Major Daps about what makes his music and what …

 Above: China and Trinidad sign a cooperation agreement (Photo: TGISL) Trinidad and China signed a $6.2 million agreement Tuesday, the latest in a series of economic and cooperation agreements between China and Caribbean countries at the China-Caribbean forum in Port …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Works Minister Dr Asim Martin has concluded a three-person delegation in Israel for high-level talks. Dr Martin participated in talks with President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister …

 Above: President Bharrat Jagdeo speaking at the forum (Photo: GIA) Guyana and China signed an agreement today for a $4.68 million grant, the same amount agreed upon between China and Antigua on an economic cooperation deal. Finance Minister Ashni Singh …

 Above: Lyndah Wells’ The Walking Reds (Courtesy of BIS) The Bahamas’ Public Treasury Department has turned its first five floors on Nassau’s East Street into an art gallery featuring the works of Bahamas’ female artists. Entitled “Bahama Mama,” the exhibition …

 Above: the turtle was returned to safety with a bit of persuasion. (Photo: Cayman GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A joint operation by Cayman Police and the Department of Environment thwarted poachers who had tied up a 200-pound female …

 Above: Cricket’s pan-Caribbean future is being evaluated (Photo: Digicel Cricket) By the Caribbean Journal staff During the CARICOM Meeting of Heads of Government in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis in July, the conference expressed serious doubt about the future of …