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China and Guyana Strengthen Ties With $6.5 Million in New Agreements

 Above: Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Zhong Shan and Guyanese President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and China signed a pair of agreements totaling $6.5 million today during visit by Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Zhong Shan to the …

Taiwan Begins Laptop Programme for Students in St Kitts and Nevis

 Above: Technology Minister Glenn Phillip, Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas and Taiwanese Ambassador Miguel Tsao (Photo: Erasmus Williams) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the lead of similar Chinese projects in Guyana and Antigua, the government of Taiwan presented 2,000 …

Bahamas Opens New National Stadium

 Above: the opening ceremony of the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium (BIS Photo/Derek Smith and Patrick Hanna) The Bahamas has officially opened its new 15,000-seat national stadium. The Thomas A Robinson National Stadium is the culmination of a two-year project …

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 Above: India (Photo: IT) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) recently invited tenders for representatives in China and India, as the country hopes to capitalize on its proximity to the United States to promote investment. “We …

 Above: Antiguan and Chinese officials at a press conference earlier this month (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Antiguan government is in discussions with the Chinese government on the construction of the proposed Five Islands Secondary School. According …

 Above: Chinese Ambassador Liu Hanming and Education Minister Dr Jacqui Quinn-Leandro (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antiguan students with learning disabilities got a boost this week from the Chinese government, which donated 390 Lenovo laptops to the country’s …

 Above: A joint press conference with Chinese and Antigua officials (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Antigua and China held a joint press conference today to address alleged issues surrounding the new 30-megawatt power plant handed …

 Above: Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and Ambassador Liu Hanming (Photo: ABG) China has pledged to further strengthen relations between its government and that of Antigua, according to Chinese Ambassador to Antigua Liu Hanming. The two countries will celebrate the 30th …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Chinese government has handed over a $1.1 million community centre to Antigua, following a ceremony yesterday. Antiguan Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer said the relationship between the two countries was at its highest level in …

 Above: Prime Minister Samuel HInds, First Lady Deolatchmie Ramotar, President Donald Ramotar, Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Yu Wenzhe and Mrs. Yu toast the Year of the Dragon (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cooperation between Guyana and China has …

 Above: the two ferries are valued at $14.4 million (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Chinese government has handed over two roll-on, roll-off ferries to Guyana, doing so in a ceremony yesterday. The two ferries are valued at …

 Above: Works Minister Dr Omar Davies at a press briefing yesterday (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican government will soon begin a forensic audit of the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme, a project whose alleged mismanagement led to …

China Jamaica

 Above: Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica Zheng Qingdian and Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller met today with Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica Zheng Qingdian to discuss her government’s desire to make …

 By Alexander Britell Dr Peter Phillips is the former Minister of National Security, Minister of Transport and Works and Minister of Health in Jamaica, having also served in two other ministerial posts. He is now the campaign director for the …

 Above: the netbooks involved in the programme (Photo: GINA) Guyana’s One Laptop Per Family programme, an initiative aimed at improving access to technology, has continued its rollout across the country. The programme, which was partially funded by the Chinese government, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The thought of Chinese tourists heading to the Caribbean not too long ago seemed far-fetched; today, China’s market is a potential gold mine as a source for regional tourism. “Barely one decade ago, few would …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While exports from Latin America and the Caribbean to India represented just 0.9 percent of the region’s exports from 2008 to 2010, there is significant potential for increasing that number in the medium term, according …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff China has pledged to expand bilateral cooperation with Guyana following the country’s election last Monday. Chinese President Hu Jintao sent a congratulatory message to new Guyanese President Donald Ramotar on behalf of the Chinese government …