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Why Jamaica Needs a Long-Term Crime Solution

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor According to the World Economic Forum’s 2015-16 Global Competitiveness Report, crime and theft are the second most problematic factors to doing business in Jamaica, accounting for 16 per cent of the challenges. This is only outdone …

How This Caribbean Tourism Destination Is Rebranding Itself

 “South America Undiscovered” By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana is embracing its geographic location in its new tourism push. The CARICOM member state is looking to rebrand itself as “South America Undiscovered,” as part of a planned National Tourism Policy. Tourism …

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Bahamas Gets $20 Million IDB Loan for Crime Fighting Efforts

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $20 million loan to aid in reducing crime and violence in The Bahamas. The loan will be particularly targeting at-risk youths and improving the institutional functions of the …

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 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor 2015 is here, and we celebrate a new year and new beginnings. But what does the turn of a new year really mean? Traditionally, we have always celebrated a new year as a new beginning, but …

 Above: Portland By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s no secret that Jamaica has long been dealing with a crime problem. And the numbers are beginning to improve, particularly the murder rate, which has hovered near the top of the Caribbean …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago’s government is planning a new push to combat crime, according to Chief Secretary Orville London. The new plan involves more cameras, the creation of a canine unit and greater surveillance …

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor Why should Caribbean nations be concerned with the political unrest that will not abate in Venezuela? The answer, based upon the statements issued by various Caribbean heads-of-state and Caricom itself, appears to be that they …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has appointed Colonel Jose Caldero Lopez as the island’s new Superintendent of Police. Caldero has almost four decades of experience; most recently, he served …

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor OFTEN, once the narrative has been established, people simply view all events through the lens of that narrative. Anything to the contrary is then viewed simply an aberration because actually contradicting the established narrative creates …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is “passing through a moral crisis such as we have never seen before,” according to the country’s leadership. In a strongly-worded statement issued jointly by the Governor-General, Prime Minister and …

 Above: a signing ceremony in Nassau this week (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Collaborative efforts between the Bahamas and the United States are “critical” to tackling the “constant assault” of transnational crime,” according to Bahamas Foreign Minister Fred …

 Above: St John’s, Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua and Barbuda is set to unveil a new project that will install 110 CCTV cameras and sensors in the city of St John’s. The project, …

 Above: Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff Crime in Bermuda continues to fall, according to data released by the Bermuda Police Service. For the first time in five years, all major crime categories are on the decline, the force said, …

 Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Embassy has issued a new advisory warning US citizens traveling in the Bahamas on a “crime spike” in the country. The security message, which was released on Wednesday, …

 Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff It is time for Jamaica to slay the “monster of crime,” Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said in her New Year’s message. “Fighting crime takes a united effort,” …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor The murder of 19-year-old Franciena Johnson and her cousin Nadia Fearon) on Christmas Eve was a terrible development for Jamaican tourism and the perception of Jamaican stability held by the Jamaican Diaspora. Franciena was a US …

 Above: Courtney Brown, Director of Crime Prevention and Community Safety in the Ministry of National Security By the Caribbean Journal staff As Jamaica continues to struggle with a high rate of violent crime, the government says it will be placing …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The number of serious and violent crimes in Jamaica fell by 11 percent in the first six months of 2013, according to data released by the government. The murder rate was …