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Op-Ed: Jamaica, China and Goat Island

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor PRIOR TO this year very few Jamaicans had ever heard of Goat Island. In fact, if you had mentioned Goat Island to many Jamaicans they would not be able to identify it as a Jamaican district. …

Dominica to Embark on Solar Street Light Project, With Help From China

 Above Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is embarking on a project to install solar street lights across the country. The project, which will involve the installation of 4851 solar lights, will be supported by the government …

Jamaican Prime Minister Warns Against Criticism of Chinese Investment

 Above: PM Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s not secret that China has been ramping up its investment throughout the Caribbean region — and particularly in Jamaica. While that’s led some to question the country’s investments and …

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 By Paul HayOp-Ed Contributor To date, I have written three articles about different aspects of Jamaica’s Logistics Hub. This makes my fourth. Frequent readers of the Caribbean Journal may only be aware of three, counting this one. The first, “The …

 Above: the meeting in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Education, Youth, Sports and Gender Affairs Minister Dr Jacqui Quinn-Leandro held talks this week with Chinese Ambassador to Antigua Ren Gongping to discuss ways the Chinese government can assist …

 Above: PM Portia Simpson Miller in China By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica and China have signed four agreements totaling “millions of dollars,” Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announced this week. Simpson Miller is on an official visit to China …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Chinese government has signed an agreement to build a pair of new schools in Jamaica. The new infant schools will be located in Kingston’s Tower Hill and St Thomas’ Morant …

 Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has arrived in Beijing for a five-day official visit to China. Simpson Miller’s visit comes after a meeting with Chinese President Xi …

 Above: Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine met last week with Chinese officials to discuss the establishment of direct trade of liquefied natural gas. Ramnarine’s talks with Zhang Yuqing, …

 Above: Roseau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and China have finalized a pair of agreements covering $18 million in financial assistance. Last Friday, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit signed the agreements, which will cover community-based projects and …

 Above: Agriculture Minister Hilson Baptiste By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is looking to capitalize on an $8 million grant from China to shore up the country’s agricultural sector, according to Agriculture Minister Hilson Baptiste. Baptiste recently attended …

 Above: Suriname’s National Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname will be receiving a pair of $50 million loans from the Inter-American Development Bank and the China Co-financing Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean. The funding is part of …

 Above: Laos By the Caribbean Journal staff Miguel Diaz-Canel, the First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, concluded his visit to tour of Asia on Sunday in Laos. Diaz-Canel visited China and Vietnam as well on the …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad will be investing $130 million in funding from China on the construction of seven business parks, Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced. The projects, which will cover 592.1 …

 By Zhivargo LaingCJ Contributor ON A recent radio show in the Bahamas, the topic of China’s $8 million loan to the country was being discussed. A curious caller asked, “what do the Chinese want for these loans anyway?” Her question …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haung Xing Yuan, the newly-installed Chinese Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, held talks on Friday with Trinidad Trade Minister Vasant Bharath. It was the first of what will be …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has broken ground on a flood mitigation project on the St Mark’s River. The $5 million project, which is expected to be completed in a year, seeks to secure the …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The recent meeting between Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and China President Xi Jinping included discussions about finalizing an air services agreement between the two countries. The two leaders met during …