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A New Generation of Caribbean Innovation

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor Every generation somehow feels that it is at the center of the universe of progress and morals, no matter the size of the universe, especially in ‘smaller universes’ across the Caribbean. One of the unequivocal universalities …

Turks and Caicos Premier Urges Tourism Sector on Local Employment

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos Premier Dr Rufus Ewing is calling on the territory’s tourism sector to give locals more opportunities for “meaningful gainful employment.” He also said he was urging the Immigration and Labour …

St Lucia Looking to Boost Employment in Cruise Sector

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is looking to boost employment in the cruise sector. The country is financing a new Cruise Sector Employment Programme, which aims to train more than 200 young people in …

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 Above: the Cayman Islands (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands has announced the membership of its Minimum Wage Advisory Committee. In a statement, the government said the committee had begun its work to present recommendations …

 Above: Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands will be renewing its push to increase tourism employment in 2014. Last year, a public/private partnership between the government and the territory’s tourism sector launched a two-month …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor MANY ARE quick to point out the sprinkling of women in top-level positions in Jamaica as representative of “woman power.” Then, too, the country has a female Prime Minister. These relatively few high profile women …

 By Zhivargo LaingCJ Contributor WE FACE many challenges in the Caribbean, but we need to pay special attention to the region’s most serious challenge – employment. Many thousands of our people are unemployed.  Thousands more are under-employed.  And many thousands …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor We Waan Jostice! Who Cares? “We waan jostice.” This is the cry of many Jamaicans regularly shown on national television during nightly newscasts. This demand for justice (jostice in local parlance) is usually accompanied by …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government says almost 21,000 people have gained employment under the country’s JEEP programme. The Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme, was launched in March by the People’s National Party government, which marked …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor FOR MANY HAITIAN STUDENTS, the day starts before sunrise and ends well past sunset. In Haiti, the road to education is not only hard — at times inaccessible — but, plainly put, the end often does …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica officially launched its JEEP emergency employment program in a ceremony Thursday afternoon in St Andrew. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said she had instructed Ministers to “closely review” resources in their ministries and departments …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith has a message for employers: give youth a chance. “I urge those of you who have not yet committed to hiring our young people to look closer and …

 Above: Members of the meeting By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the Philippines’ embassy in Washington, DC visited with Cayman Islands officials this week aiming to establish stronger ties and address the issues of Philippine nationals in the …

 A Haitian supervisor for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s “Cash for Work” initiative, who relies heavily on her job to feed an extended family, is seen performing her duties. (UN Photo/Sophia Paris) By the Caribbean Journal staff The allocation …