LaRocque: CARICOM-United States Relationship Remains "Strong"

Above: CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The relationship between the Caribbean Community and the United States remains strong, despite differences of opinions “from time to time,” CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque said during his […]


Haiti Readies to Host CARICOM Summit for First Time

Above: the Karibe Hotel in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be hosting the 24th Intersessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of CARICOM starting Monday in Port-au-Prince. The two-day summit will be the first time the Heads […]


Patterson: "Decisive Steps Urgently Required to Rescue CARICOM"

Above: former Jamaica PM PJ Patterson (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff As the voices who question CARICOM’s relevance become “increasingly strident and vociferous,” action needs to be taken to prevent a “coma” for the regional integration system, […]


CARICOM Heads to Santiago

Above: Santiago, Chile By the Caribbean Journal staff A CARICOM delegation including Heads of Government, foreign ministers and CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque will be on hand in Santiago this weekend for the second CELAC Summit. The meetings, which will […]

Nevisians Head to the Polls

Above: Charlestown, Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevisians head to the polls Tuesday for the latest elections on the island. Nevis Premier Joseph Parry’s Nevis Reformation Party is facing off against the Concerned Citizens Movement, led by […]

Barbados PM: "CARICOM is Safe"

Above: Barbados PM Freundel Stuart (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff While some view CARICOM in a pessimistic light, Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said he was not among the regional body’s critics. While CARICOM was focusing on expanding […]


Haiti Assumes CARICOM Chairmanship for First Time

Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Haiti President Michel Martelly has begun his six-month term as Chairman of the Caribbean Community’s Conference of Heads of Government, vowing to “accelerate” Haiti’s inclusion in the regional integration movement. […]

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 Christensen US 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) […]


Barbados PM: US-CARICOM Rum Issue "May Have to Reach the WTO"

Above: Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is actively working at the CARICOM and international levels to ensure that the country does not face unfair competition with its rum exports, according to Prime […]

Caribbean Public Health Agency to Launch Operations in 2013

Above: CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Public Health Agency will formally launch operations in January, the organization announced this week. Dr Carl Hospedales, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, has been named CARPHA’s new […]

CARICOM: "Serious Concerns" About Threat to Caribbean Rum in the US

Above: the St Nicholas Abbey rum company in Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community is increasingly concerned about what it calls a “threat to the competitiveness of Caribbean rum in the United States” due to […]


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