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New Zealand’s First-Ever Ambassador to the Caribbean Community

 Above: CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff New Zealand has named its first-ever Ambassador to the Caribbean Community. Jan Henderson, who is also accredited to a number of CARICOM Member States, presented her letters of credence to …

What a Major Telecom Merger Means for the Caribbean

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Mergers the new Mantra Implications of the merger between Cable & Wireless and Columbus Communications are fraught with many nuances that only the most astute and those with a keen understanding of where the future …

Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana Eye Associate Membership in CARICOM

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff France’s departments in the Caribbean are looking to deepen their ties with the rest of the region. Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana are all considering applications for associate membership in CARICOM. …

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 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor The Caribbean is a region of small islands surrounded by water. In an increasingly competitive global economic and political climate, these island can no longer remain islands. But what’s the future of Caribbean regionalism? That brings …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor As a member of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Civil Society Consultative Committee I was invited to present at the ‘XIV Reunion BID – Sociedad Civil’ in Nicaragua late 2014. The following are excerpts from my …

 Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has officially assumed the rotating chairmanship of the Caribbean Community. New CARICOM Chairman and Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie said it would be his “duty” to work …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque says 2014 was a “milestone” year for the regional grouping. LaRocque pointed to the approval in July of the community’s first-ever Five …

 Above: Raul Castro By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba is pledging its continued cooperation with its neighbours in the Caribbean Community, according to Cuba President Raul Castro. The Cuban leader was addressing the Cuba-CARICOM Summit in Havana on Monday. “We …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Member states of the Caribbean Community began meeting with the government of Cuba in Havana this weekend for the fifth Cuba-CARICOM summit. The talks were expected to focus on economic and trade relations, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The involvement and commitment of the private sector are “essential” to achieving the Caribbean Community’s growth and development agenda, according to CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. LaRocque made the address speaking to the Annual …

 Above: São Paulo By the Caribbean Journal staff Trade between Brazil and the Caribbean Community has significantly increased in recent years, according to Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM, Lineu Pupo De Paula. Total trade between CARICOM and Brazil was $530,602 in …

 Above: Lithuania By the Caribbean Journal staff Th ebaltic state of Lithuania has named its first-ever Ambassador to CARICOM. Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite was accredited to CARICOM on Monday. She is a former president of the United Nations Security Council and has …

 Above: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is hosting a special meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community this week. The special one-day meeting, which was …

 Above: CARICOM headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff Sulé Oztunç has officially been accredited as Turkey’s Ambassador to CARICOM. The move is part of what seems to be a larger push by Turkey to deepen its ties with the Caribbean …

 By Kareem YardeOp-Ed Contributor This piece is informed by recent academic research which I conducted on aviation liberalization in CARICOM (Caribbean Community). There have been attempts in CARICOM towards aviation liberalization so that the region could also achieve the potential …

 Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean and El Salvador have entered a “new era” of cooperation, according to CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. The Secretary General was speaking following the accreditation of a …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community says it has begun work toward creating a “harmonized framework” for business rules in the CARICOM Single Market. The framework would be one “within which companies …

 Above: Istanbul By the Caribbean Journal staff Turkey is planning to strengthen its ties with the Caribbean region. The country announced its plans at a consultation and cooperation meeting with CARICOM earlier this month, held at Turkey’s invitation. Turkey signaled …