Jamaica Looking at New Diaspora Policy

Above: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Arnaldo Brown (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica must undertake to draft a diaspora and development policy, according to State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Arnaldo Brown. Jamaica’s government is […]

Healthcare in the Caribbean

Mental Health Issues in Haiti

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor The 2010 earthquake in Haiti has led to the development of several organizations created by Haitians for the purpose of addressing the mental health needs of Haitians in Haiti and abroad.  This report provides a […]


Montserrat Eyes Diaspora for Investment

By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has completed the first phase of a project aimed at gauging the interest of the island’s diaspora in potential investments. The project was initiated by the government as what it called an “initial step” […]


Haiti's Diaspora Must Be Involved in Country's Development: Martelly

Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Haitian Diaspora must get involved in the development of Haiti, according to President Michel Martelly. Haiti began activities earlier this week under the theme of “Haiti Needs […]

Grenada Continues Push to Strengthen Ties With Diaspora Community

Above: Carriacou By the Caribbean Journal staff As part of a continued push to strengthen its working relationship with Grenadians living abroad, the government recently met with returning nationals in Carriacou. Grenada, which is preparing for Grenadian Homecoming in August […]

Grenada's Government Sets Up Committee to Consult With Diaspora

Above: St George’s (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grenadian government has approved the establishment of an International Diaspora Consultative Committee, an initiative first adopted at last year’s Grenada Diaspora Founding Conference in St George’s. The IDCC includes […]


Professor Guerda Nicolas on “Social Networks” and the Haitian Support System

By Alexander Britell University of Miami Professor Guerda Nicolas’ new book, Social Networks and the Mental Health of Haitian Immigrants, takes a look at the mental and psychological issues Haitians face in entering new communities in the United States – […]

Shakespeare Finds a Home in Nassau

Above: a production of The Tempest in 2009, the festival’s first year (Photo: Shakespeare in Paradise) A piece set on an island, sometimes prone to storms. It’s not The Tempest, but the work of husband-and-wife team Nicolette Bethel and Philip […]

In the Diaspora, a Beacon for Reggae

By Alexander Britell Every Saturday afternoon in Miami, the world of reggae finds a home at the WDNA 88.9 FM studio, where Jamaican native Howard Duperly operates his Reggae Ride program, a musical odyssey that takes listeners from the Mento […]


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