CARICOM's LaRocque: Caribbean Integration a "Work in Progress"

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 […]


Jamaica's Simpson Miller: CARICOM Countries Must Support Regional Trade

Above: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a need for greater support from CARICOM countries in strengthening trade within the region, according to Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Simpson Miller made the remarks […]


Guyana, Suriname Look to Strengthen Ties

Above: Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Donald Ramotar will pay a working visit to Suriname President Desi Bouterse Friday. Bouterse has just returned to Suriname following a trip to Haiti with the CARICOM Bureau of Heads […]


LIAT, Surinam Airways Could Fly to Haiti

Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Air carriers LIAT and Surinam Airways could begin service to Haiti, a possibility discussed by a CARICOM delegation at Monday’s meeting with Haitian President Michel Martelly. LIAT and Surinam Airways are […]

Haiti's Martelly Holds Talks with CARICOM Delegation in Port-au-Prince

Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly shakes hands with St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitians who hold a US or Schengen visa could travel freely to CARICOM member countries under […]

UN Security Council Delegation Arrives in Haiti for Talks with Martelly, Conille

Above: UN peacekeepers in Haiti (MINUSTAH Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A United Nations Security Council delegation arrived in Port-au-Prince today to begin a four-day visit to Haiti. The group met first Monday afternoon with Prime Minister Garry Conille. […]


Curacao, Sint Maarten Could Become Associate Members of CARICOM

Above: Curacao (Photo: Curacao Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM’s Council of Ministers has agreed to establish a working group to look at issues pertaining to the organization’s associate members, and two territories, Curacao and Sint Maarten, have expressed […]

Caribbean Could Derive "Significant Revenue" from Artists like Rihanna

Above: Rihanna’s campaign for Armani By the Caribbean Journal staff Many Caribbean artists either reside abroad or have major supporting elements outside the region, and the Caribbean has forfeited “significant” potential revenue from these artists, like Barbados’ Rihanna, according to […]

CARICOM to Set Up Regional Task Force on Sports Tourism

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 […]


CARICOM, Chile Conclude Talks

Above: Santiago, Chile By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community and the government of Chile concluded their second CARICOM-Chile Joint Commission this weekend in Santiago. The talks are the development of the formalization of relations between the two sides […]

Canada-CARICOM Trade Project Set to Launch in Barbados

Above: Bridgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff The next phase of the CARICOM Trade and Competitiveness Project is set to launch Monday in Barbados at the Island Inn Hotel. The CARICOM-CIDA project, which is a contribution agreement between the government […]

Interview with Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas

Above: Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By Alexander Britell GRENADA – Last weekend, Grenada hosted the seventh UK-Caribbean Forum, a series of high-level talks aimed at developing a new and more modern relationship between the UK and […]


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