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St Lucia Sets Date for General Election

 St Lucia will soon be choosing its next government. The Eastern Caribbean country will be heading to the polls on June 6, St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony announced in a national address. The island’s Nomination Day will be …

Jamaica’s New Parliament

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Fresh-faced Senators so Far It’s been a whirlwind of activities in Jamaica over the past two weeks in particular. National Elections came and went and a new 43 year old Prime Minister with his new …

Jamaican Women and the 2016 Election

 After the vote By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Not a Loser? On Election Day February 25th when asked by a female reporter what if she lost, Jamaica’s female Prime Minister retorted, “Do I look like a loser?” No, PM Simpson-Miller …

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 Political families in Jamaica By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Political Families a Global Norm? In the USA they have the Kennedys, the Bushes and the Clintons. Before them, there were the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts.  In Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta …

 The women in Jamaica’s election battleground By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Hillary v/s Bernie Politics is seen as a ‘dirty game’, unbecoming for the ‘fairer sex’. But women want in. They want a greater say in decisions that impact their …

 Haiti has reached a deal for a transitional government after President Michel Martelly’s term expired without an elected successor. Under the terms of the agreement, which was reached 22 hours before Martelly’s term expired, Haiti’s Parliament will elect an interim …

 The constitution question By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor How should Haiti proceed as the mandate of the current president comes to term on Feb. 7th and with no president-elect to assume power? Is the answer in the Haitian constitution, political consensus, through the …

 It’s been more than two months since Haiti held its first round of presidential elections on Oct. 25, and the country still has no president-elect. Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin, who got the most votes in the first round of …

 A mission from the Organization of American States is observing this week’s general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The mission, which arrived on Dec. 3, will observe the Dec. 9 vote. The mission is being led by Ambassador …

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 Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow is sworn in  By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has been sworn in for a third consecutive term. The historic win for Barrow and his United Democratic Party came in …

 Is Haiti’s political process moving forward? By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is taking “resolute” steps toward renewing its democratic institutions, according to MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore. The United Nations’ top official in Haiti pointed to the first-round elections in …

 A major victory in Trinidad and Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has a new government. Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley and his People’s National Movement won the country’s election on Monday, ousting the ruling coalition led …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The ruling National Democratic Party has won the British Virgin Islands’ national elections, according to results released by the BVI’s Office of the Supervisor of Election. Premier Orlando …

 Above: the APNU+AFC’s David Granger By the Caribbean Journal staff Four days later, the Guyana election results are in. In a nail-biter of an election, Guyana’s opposition has claimed victory, according to preliminary results released Thursday by the Guyana Elections …

 Above: Road Town (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has set the date for its upcoming general election. Acting Governor V Inez Archibald announced this week that the British Overseas Territory would hold its vote …

 Above: Former US President Jimmy Carter with Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Former United States President Jimmy Carter has cut short a visit to Guyana ahead of the country’s national elections set for Monday, citing a …

 Above: Georgetown, Guyana By the Caribbean Journal A team of observers from the Organization of American States has arrived in Guyana ahead of the country’s planned general elections. The OAS team began its final deployment in Georgetown, the country’s capital, …

 Above: Anguilla (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Anguilla now has a new government, following a landslide election win by the Opposition Anguilla United Front. The AUF took victory in six of seven constituencies; independent candidate Palmavon J Webster took the …