St Maarten Has a New Government

Above: St Maarten’s new government By Alexander Britell It’s been almost four months since voters in St Maarten headed to the polls to choose their next government. And after a chaotic process, the country finally has its new government led […]


UN: "Haiti Cannot Wait Two Generations" to Eliminate Cholera

Above: combating cholera in Haiti by providing clean water (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Support for initiatives to combat cholera in Haiti have been “disappointing,” according to Pedro Medrano Rojas, the senior United Nations Coordinator for the […]


Dominica to Hold Elections Dec. 8

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 […]

Puerto Rico Governor Appoints New President of Development Bank

Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Padilla Garcia (centre) at a press conference Wednesday) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has designated Melba Acosta Febo as the new president of the island’s Government Development Bank. Acosta […]

The Battle for Haiti

By Ilio Durandis CJ 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 […]

The Caribbean's Air Tax Problem

Above: St Thomas (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — On a recent visit to Liat.com, a ticket from Antigua to neighbouring St Kitts cost $108.00. With taxes and fees, however, the price jumped almost 70 percent — an […]


Montserrat Chooses New Government

Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Montserrat has chosen a new government and a new Premier. Donaldson Romeo’s People’s Democratic Movement won the British Overseas Territory’s elections last week in a resounding victory. Romeo, who had […]

Dominica Lowering Corporate Tax

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government is planning a reduction in the country’s corporate tax, it announced this week. Dominica will be lowering the corporate tax rate to 25 percent from 30 percent, according to […]

The Conservation Opportunity in Haiti

Above: a biodiversity project in Ile a Vache, Haiti (Photo: Tim Calver for The Nature Conservancy) By Maxene Atis CJ Contributor HAITI is a crossroad where conservation, health, and livelihoods meet. There is no other place in the Caribbean where conservation […]


Jamaica to "Expedite" Development of Special Economic Zones

Above: Jamaica Industry Minister Anthony Hylton By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is planning to expedite the development of Special Economic Zones in the country, according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. The zones are a “critical component” of the […]

St Lucia, Taiwan Sign Cooperation Agreement on ICT

Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Lucia has signed an agreement with the government of Taiwan in the area of information and communication technology. The agreement, which was officially signed by Taiwan and St […]

Changing the Attitude in Jamaica

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor PROBABLY THE best known sporting brand, Nike, has a very simple tagline — “Just do it.” If you think about it, the tagline simply means that the only way to get results is to act. […]


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