elections

Haiti Holds First Round of Presidential Elections

 Above: electoral materials arrive at Haiti’s airport (UN Photo/Srdan Slavkovic) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti held its first round of presidential elections on Sunday, although it will likely be some time before the leading vote-getters are announced. The country …

CARICOM Sending Observer Mission for Trinidad Elections

 Mission to oversee Sept. 7 vote By Dana NilandCJ Contributor CARICOM has announced it will mount an Electoral Observer Mission to monitor the general elections to be held in Trinidad and Tobago on September 7. The Chief of Mission is …

Guyana Sets Date for General Elections

 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana will be choosing its next government on May 11, President Donald Ramotar announced in an address to the country. The announcement comes after Ramotar prorogued Parliament in November, a …

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 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s long-delayed legislative and municipal elections could be back on track. The office of Haiti President Michel Martelly issued a statement on Monday announcing an agreement reached between the opposition …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States will be sending an electoral observation mission to Dominica for the country’s national elections next week. Dominica will be holding elections on Dec. 8. The OAS …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Voters in Dominica will go to the polls to choose their next government on Dec. 8, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Wednesday. Nomination DAy will be Nov. 19 ahead of …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Maybe it is true that no one will ever fully understand Haiti. From being the very first nation of the modern era to abolish slavery out of a bloody revolution to being the least prosperous and …

 Above: UN Special Representative Sandra Honore (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is continuing its call for Haiti to hold long-delayed elections before the end of the year. Speaking to the Security Council this week, …

 Above: the OAS Permanent Council in session (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States’ Permanent Council has adopted a declaration urging Haiti’s government to hold long-delayed legislative and municipal elections by the end …

 Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff An Organization of American States Electoral Observation Mission arrived in St John’s, Antigua on Monday ahead of the country’s national elections on Thursday. The delegation, which was led by Chief of …

 Above: Panama City By the Caribbean Journal staff An Electoral Observation Mission from the Organization of American States arrived in Panama this week for a visit ahead of the country’s planned general elections on May 4. The purpose of the …

 Above: Colombia By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States will be sending an observer mission to monitor the upcoming Presidential elections in Colombia, the regional body announced. The vote will be held on May 25. Organization of …

 Above: MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore (UN Photo/Mark Garten By the Caribbean Journal staff The ongoing delay of legislative elections in Haiti is of “increasing concern,” according to Sandra Honore, the new head of the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met Monday with UN Acting Special Representative Nigel Fisher and UNDP senior director Sophie De Caen to discuss the logistics of …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s recent agreement on a transitional college of the Permanent Electoral Council, a move that paves the way for the holding of long-delayed elections, is drawing praise from the United States …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After months of urging by the international community, Haiti’s government has established a transitional college of its Permanent Electoral Council, a move that paves the way for long-awaited legislative elections, according …

 Above: Henrique Capriles Radonski and Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela will hold its presidential election April 14, the country’s government announced Saturday afternoon. The move comes after the death of former President Hugo Chavez last Tuesday from …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Approximately 85 percent of voters turned out for Grenada’s elections Tuesday, which were swept by the New National Party, according to the Organization of American States. The OAS electoral observation mission …