CARICOM's LaRocque: Caribbean Youth Must Help Integration Movement

Above: CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque touring the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in Barbados on Tuesday (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque called on the Caribbean’s youth to help move the integration effort […]

Stuart: Identify Challenges to Integration

Above: Barbados PM Freundel Stuart and CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbadian Prime Minister Freundel Stuart urged CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque to identify the existing paramount challenges facing regional integration of the Caribbean in a […]


Barbados Has Caribbean's Highest Life Expectancy: United Nations Report

Above: Harrismith Beach in Barbados (Photo: Barbados Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the highest life expectancy in CARICOM, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund. The report, “State of World Population 2012,” was […]


Guyana Chamber of Commerce President Komal Ramnauth Talks Business

Above: the Takutu river bridge linking Guyana and Brazil (Photo: GINA) By Alexander Britell Guyana, which is one of three non-island members of CARICOM, has seen strong economic growth of late as it works to pull out from the downturn. […]

Caribbean Statisticians Meet in Belize

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s statisticians are holding fort for three days in Belize City this week, aiming to harmonise statistical systems within the region. “Statistics are at the very heart of almost everything we do,” said Dr […]

CARICOM, Australia Pledge Cooperation

Above: Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd (Photo: Australian Gov.) By the Caribbean Journal staff Australia and CARICOM pledged to build on a growing partnership today, in a bit to address development challenges in the Caribbean. The two parties were in […]


UN Security Council Holds Elections, but No Caribbean Candidate

Above: the UN Security Council (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nine countries are campaigning for elections tomorrow to decide the five non-permanent seats on the Security Council during 2012-13. While the Latin America and Caribbean region will have […]

A Call for CARICOM to Focus on Art

By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of Guyanese artists are calling for priority attention at the national and regional levels to the development of arts and culture in the Caribbean. The group, which met at the CARICOM Secretariat recently, […]

Barbados Looking to Central America

Above: Panama City, San Jose and Bridgetown Following the lead of a number of Caribbean countries, Barbados is looking south to improve its economy. Two Central American countries, Panama and Costa Rica, will be the sites of a diplomatic and […]


Interview with Belize Chamber of Commerce President Kay Menzies

Above: Cayo Espanto, Ambergris Caye, Belize By Alexander Britell One of three non-island members of CARICOM, Belize is among the gateways to South America for the Caribbean. While the country has suffered from the downturn like the rest of the […]

CARICOM's LaRocque, in Dominica, Calls for Action on Food Security

Above: SG Irwin LaRocque (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is at an opportune moment to demonstrate that it is serious about achieving food and nutrition security, CARICOM Secretary General and Dominican native Irwin LaRocque said […]

Caribbean Talks Agriculture in Dominica

Above: CARICOM SG and Dominican native Irwin LaRocque in Roseau for talks (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff High-level talks have begun in Dominica at the Climate Change and Science Technology Workshop during the 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture […]


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