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Chinese Government Could Build Grenada Track and Field Stadium

 Above: Sports Minister Patrick Simmons and Ambassador Xu Jianguo The government of China has indicated an interest in building a new track and field stadium in Grenada, something hinted at by Chinese Ambassador Xu Jianguo during the recent signing of …

Elections Begin in Guyana, St Lucia

 Above: clockwise, from left: St Lucia PM Stephenson King, Opposition Leader Dr Kenny Anthony. Guyanese Presidential Candidates Khemraj Ramjattan and Donald Ramotar, St Lucian UWP Candidate Spider Montoute and Guyanese Presidential Candidate David Granger By the Caribbean Journal staff Voters …

Jamaica, Macau Sign Tax Agreement

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s cabinet has approved a Tax Information Exchange Agreement with Macau, a special administrative region of China, according to Information Minister Sen. Arthur Williams. The agreement will enhance cooperation on taxes between both parties and …

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 Above: Ambassador Hiroshi Yamaguchi with Jamaican Culture Minister Olivia Grange earlier this year (Photo: Ministry of Culture) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following similar conferences between Caribbean nations and both China and South Korea, CARICOM presented a regional showcase this …

 Above: Antigua’s Parliament By the Caribbean Journal staff A 20-member delegation from China’s National People’s Congress is visiting Antigua today for a series of talks with government officials. The Chinese delegation will hold meetings with Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer today …

 Above: recipients of the Haier netbooks (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana launched a programme yesterday aimed at supplying families in the country with one laptop per household, an initiative financed in part by the Chinese government. The …

 Above: Barbados FM Sen. Maxine McClean and Chen Changzhi, Vice Chairman of China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Barbados is one of China’s “important partners” in the Caribbean region, according to Chen Changzhi, Vice Chairman of China’s Standing …

 Above: a rendering of the new VC Bird Airport Terminal By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua broke ground yesterday on a new airport terminal at the country’s VC Bird International Airport, a project that will begin construction next month and …

 Above: the Chinese embassy in Kingston By Alexander Britell China’s involvement – and influence – in the Caribbean region has grown rapidly over the last several years – from the construction of new national sports stadiums to large-scale infrastructure projects. …

 The Bahamas and the China Harbour Engineering Company have signed a $40 million contract for the construction of a bridge and port in North Abaco. The project entails the design and construction of what will be called the Little Abaco …

 Above: Bahamian Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas and China strengthened their already-close relations in a meeting this week in Nassau. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang …

 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Taiwan has pledged what it called an “unshakable commitment” to joint projects it is overseeing in St Kitts and Nevis. “I will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that Taiwan continues to pledge its unshakable …

 Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer and South Korea FM Kim Sung Hwan (UN Photos: Eskinder Debebe and JC McIlwaine) By Alexander Britell China has been extending its influence and investment in the Caribbean region over the last several years, highlighted …

 Above: Ambassador Yu Wenzhe and Ambassador Colin Granderson (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin Larocque met yesterday with Chinese Ambassador Yu Wenzhe, in a courtesy call at CARICOM headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. LaRocque was joined …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and China announced an agreement on the exchange of tax information, following a formal signing today. The agreement was signed by Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush and China’s Madame Song Lan, the State …

 Above: PM Baldwin Spencer and Foreign Minister Dr RM Marty Matalegawa (Photo: Antigua Government) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda and Indonesia have established formal diplomatic relations, following the signing of an agreement by Antigua Prime Minister Baldwin …

 Above: a Lake Asphalt plant (Photo: Lake Asphalt) By the Caribbean Journal staff The China Railway Construction Caribbean Company agreed with Trinidad’s Lake Asphalt Trinidad to supply the Chinese market with asphalt for a three- year period. The announcement was …