diaspora

11 Ways to Develop a Master Plan for Caribbean Islands

 By Miguel Goede and Runy CalmeraCJ Contributors The islands of the Caribbean must develop a Master Plan to transform their islands. Simply put, the Caribbean region needs a plan for long-term, sustainable development. Some countries have already begun this effort: …

St Lucia Looks to Diaspora to Market Tourism Industry

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is looking to strengthen ties with its diaspora community to boost the country’s tourism sector. The St Lucia Tourist Board has launched a new programme called “Se San …

Martinique Holds First Diaspora Forum

 Above: Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy leads a meeting in the context of the Diaspora forum By the Caribbean Journal staff What role should Martinique’s diaspora community play in its development and economy? That was among the issues addressed …

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 Above: the ABIA’s tour in the US By the Caribbean Journal staff The Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority recently concluded a three-city tour of the United States aimed at increasing investment by members of the country’s diaspora. Sascha Mercer, director …

 Above: the Hilton Rose Hall By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Diaspora is integral to the country’s prospects for growth, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said this week at the opening of the Fifth biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference. “We take …

 Above: London By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Tourism Minister Alexandra Otway-Noel met with members of the country’s Diaspora community in the United Kingdom during a visit this week. Otway-Noel, who was appointed by Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell in …

 Above: Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is looking to the country’s Diaspora as it seeks to develop a health tourism sector on the island, according to Minister of State Arnaldo Brown. Health is “one of the …

 Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is considering the creation of a database of Jamaican investors and professionals living in the diaspora, according to Arnaldo Brown, State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly in North Miami Beach (CJ Photo)   By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Haiti President Michel Martelly traveled to South Florida Monday for a meeting with the country’s Diaspora community, offering a defence of the first …

 Above: Martelly meeting with members of Haiti’s diaspora in the DR Congo (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly met this weekend with the small community of the Haitian diaspora in the Democratic Republic of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is looking abroad for help in nation-building at home. The island nation wants help from the diaspora, according to Minister for Constituency Empowerment Ambrose George. “Dominicans living overseas can participate in the actual development …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government is collaborating with the Grenada Athletics Association (GAA) and the Grenada Olympic Committee (GOC) to create a greater linkage between Grenada and track and field athletes in the Diaspora, …

 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 …

 By Guerda NicolasCJ 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 summary …

 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” …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …