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Jamaica Signing Air Services Agreements With Morocco, South Africa

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s cabinet has approved the signing of new air services agreements with four countries, the government said this week. The prospective air services agreements would be signed with Slovenia, Morocco, The Bahamas and South Africa, …

Caribbean Community, USAID Sign $165 Million Agreement

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Agency for International Development and the Caribbean Community have signed a $165 million agreement on development assistance support. CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque and USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission Director Christopher …

New Life for St Kitts’ Tech Center

 A new technology push By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, in partnership with the Embassy of Taiwan, is launching a refurbishment project for the country’s Information and Communication Technology Center. Stanley Knight, Permanent Secretary …

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 Above: Belize By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The government of Belize has signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to join the Ten Island Challenge, a partnership initiative between Carbon War Room (CWR) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). The move signals the …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Eleuthera (Bahamas Information Service photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new Four Seasons resort coming to the region. The government of the Bahamas, Cotton Bay Holdings and Mine Holdings have signed a “Heads …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Puerto Rico China’s next investment target in the Caribbean? A 16-member business delegation from China is visiting the island all week, the government said. The delegation includes businessmen from …

 Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major step, the United States has begun approving licenses for a number of ferry companies to operate services between the United States and Cuba. While a number of hurdles remain, from …

 Above: Babados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of 519,639 stayover visitors came to Barbados last year, according to government data released on Tuesday. That represented a 2.2 percent increase over 2013, the first time the island …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Washington (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States will be observing the general elections in St Kitts and Nevis later this month. OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and China have signed an agreement on a total of $16 million in new projects. The Chinese-funded projects are slated to come on stream this year, according to a statement …

 Above: a Royalton resort in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has eclipsed three million tourists in 2014, according to new data from the government. That represented a growth of around 6 percent over the previous year, according to …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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: 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 …

 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 …