Guyana Elections Set for November 28th

By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo announced tonight that general and regional elections will be held on Nov. 28. Jagdeo will not be running in the elections, meaning Guyana will have a new prime minister for the […]

OAS, CARICOM to Observe Guyana Vote

Above: Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo (File Photo) Several international organizations will observe Guyana’s general elections this year, according to a senior Guyanese government official. Both CARICOM and the Organization of American States have agreed to send observers, and Guyana asked […]


CARICOM: More UN Presence in Region

Above: UN peacekeepers in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) CARICOM has expressed concern over what it sees as a decrease in United Nations representation int he Caribbean. Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, the acting secretary-general, called for a stronger UN presence in the […]


Applewhaite: Help Region's Private Sector

By the Caribbean Journal staff Acting CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, who will soon be replaced by new permanent Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque, called for donors to help the region’s private sector in a speech at the opening of the Second […]


Freundel Stuart: Barbados "Unequivocally Committed" to Caribbean Integration

Above: Barbados PM Freundel Stuart By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart addressed the CARICOM Meeting of Heads of Government at its opening ceremony last night in Basseterre, St Kitts, telling assembled leaders that Barbados was committed […]

Heads of Government Meet in St. Kitts

Above: CARICOM officials and media representatives ahead of the conference By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM is convening its Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community today in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis. The conference began last night […]

Interview with Trinidad Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley

By Alexander Britell Dr Keith Rowley is the leader of the opposition People’s National Movement in Trinidad and Tobago and the member of parliament for Diego Martin West, which he has represented since 1991. Rowley, has been a member of […]

CJ Interviews

Interview with Former Bermuda Premier Sir David Gibbons

By Alexander Britell Sir David Gibbons KBE is the former Premier of Bermuda. He led the United Bermuda Party government for 5 years from 1977 to 1982, in addition to having served as finance minister and Member of Parliament. Gibbons […]

IICA Presents Caribbean Agriculture Plan

Above: CARICOM leaders hear the IICA plan (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Director-General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Victor M. Villalobos, presented the institution’s three year plan for CARICOM countries yesterday at a meeting […]

Bahamas' Symonette: CARICOM States Must Close Security Gaps

(BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) CARICOM member states are “particularly vulnerable and susceptible to the risks and threats posed by weapons of mass destruction and terrorism,” Bahamas Foreign Minister Brent Symonette said yesterday. The minister said that due to their small size, […]


Irwin LaRocque: Youth Key to Integration

CARICOM’s Edwin Carrington (left) and Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said the region’s youth would be critical to the success of Caribbean integration. According to LaRocque, who was speaking last week in […]

Jamaica's Stern: Time for More Intra-Regional Trade

CARICOM must improve intra-regional trade if it is to address the problems stemming from the global downturn, Jamaican Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce Michael Stern said yesterday at the University of the West Indies. “The reality is that we […]

New Jamaica-Barbados Controversy

Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding (JIS Photo) Following the controversial treatment of a Jamaican national at Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding questioned the alleged detention of a Caribbean Airlines plane in Barbados. “What I am […]


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