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China, Jamaica Sign Agricultural Deals

 China Vice Premier Hui Liangyu pledged his government’s commitment to helping Jamaica with its economic and social development, speaking at the beginning of his visit to the country yesterday. The two countries have shared relations for 39 years, and signed …

China-Caribbean: The Next Three Years

 Trinidad Foreign Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan welcomes Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan to the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, Trinidad (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Chinese government announced six major measures aimed at enhanced cooperation between China and …

Grenada’s “Golden” Opportunity

 By Lincoln Depradine Grenada’s Works and Physical Development Minister, Joseph Gilbert, is excited about a Chinese offer of monetary assistance for regional infrastructural development. “Grenada and other Caribbean countries now have a golden opportunity to undertake much-needed investment in developing …

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 Above: Hui Liangyu (UN Photo: Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the commencement of the China-Caribbean Economic Forum in Port of Spain this week, China’s Vice Premier Hui Liangyu will be visiting Jamaica beginning on Sunday. Hui will …

 Above: President Bharrat Jagdeo speaking at the forum (Photo: GIA) Guyana and China signed an agreement today for a $4.68 million grant, the same amount agreed upon between China and Antigua on an economic cooperation deal. Finance Minister Ashni Singh …

 Above: Foreign Minister and Deputy PM Brent Symonette greets Wang Qishan, vice premier of China’s State Council in Nassau yesterday. (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) The Bahamas and China signed an economic-technical cooperation agreement at Paradise Island’s Atlantis resort the same day, …

 Above: the new plant in Crabbes (Photo: Antigua Government) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua will open a new 30-megawatt power plant in Crabbes this Thursday supplied by the Chinese government. “Antigua, God’s willing, should have no more problems with …

 Above: Major General Antony Anderson, JDF, left, and Deputy Chief of China’s Foreign Affairs Office, Major General Jia Xiaoning (JIS Photo) The Chinese government is providing $1.1 million in military aid to Jamaica, one of the most significant military aid …

 Above: Chinese Ambassador Hu Shan and Bahamas Works Minister Neko Grant (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Chinese Ambassador to the Bahamas Hu Shan met today with Bahamian Works and Transport Minister Neko Grant at Grant’s office in Nassau. China and the Bahamas …

 The Jamaican government has secured a contract to supply 80,000 tonnes of sugar to the European market for more than double the price of the current crop. The agreement with European firm ED&F Man Sugar Limited is coming at a …

 Above: Ambassador Hu Shan, Bradley Armbrister, Island Administrator for the Bahamas’ East End District and Madame Liu Ping (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn) Chinese Ambassador to the Bahamas Hu Shan made his first official visit to Grand Bahama Wednesday, looking at the …

 Photo: DIS By the Caribbean Journal staff Flooding last week in Dominica caused approximately $6.6 million in damages to crops, infrastructure and homes, according to preliminary estimates. CARICOM expressed “deep concern and distress” over the flooding, which occurred in Layou …

 Chinese firm COMPLANT, to whom the Jamaican government divested three state-owned sugar estates last year, is reportedly showing reservations over the deal. Cleveland Keddo, chairman of the Westmoreland and Hanover Cane Growers association, said the Chinese were not aware of …

 Barbados is seeking to tap the growing tourist market in China. Barbadian Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and two of his ministers met yesterday with a visiting Chinese resident, Dionne Holder, a Barbadian who resides in Beijing. Holder is part of …

 Many Chinese firms have chosen to create shell companies in the Cayman islands in order to control businesses back in China, according to the Wall Street Journal. Because they are in Cayman, they can issue American depository receipts that trade …

 The Sailfish Estate in Sunrise Landing on Grand Cayman is the first LEED-certified private residential home built outside of the United States. LEED is the certification system of the United States Green Buildings Council, which rates the energy efficiency and …

 From left: Huang He, director general of China’s Maritime Safety Administration, BMA Chairman Ian Fair and Bahamian Ambassador to China Elma Campbell. (BIS Photo) The Bahamas Maritime Authority is in Hong Kong as part of an promotional initiative across Asia, …

 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 …