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The Conservation Opportunity in Haiti

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

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 …

LATEST NEWS

 By Dennis ChungCJ 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. I …

 Above: Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff Casino gaming will be coming to Bermuda as announced late last year, the government said this week. The island’s government said it had decided to “proceed with the establishment of legalized casino gaming …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government is moving to assist homeowners impacted by last week’s serious floods on the island. Heavy rainfall which began on Dec. 24 caused “extensive damage” to homes, businesses and public …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s has affirmed its “BBB-” rating on the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s general obligation and appropriation debt, the New York-based ratings firm announced on Wednesday. The rating reflected …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials in the United States Virgin Islands say they have begun assessing the impact of the federal government shutdown in the United States. On Tuesday, USVI Governor John de …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Taiwan is funding a new project to reduce energy consumption in public buildings in St Lucia. The projected, called “Sustainable Energy in Saint Lucia: from Concept to Action Project,” …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has formed a new National Security Council to coordinate the work of state agencies in maintaining security, it announced. The council includes the Prime Minister, Minister for National Security, …

 Above: Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the Cayman Islands has formally asked the United Kingdom to be extended membership in the OECD/Council of Europe Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. The convention aims …

 Above: the meeting between Castro and Maduro (Photo: GC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with former Cuban leader Fidel Casro this weekend during Cuba’s ceremonies to mark the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the …

 Above: New Prime Minister Ivar Asjes By the Caribbean Journal staff Ivar Asjes will lead a new government in Curacao, following his swearing-in last week. Asjes succeeds Daniel Hodge as Prime Minister, who had been serving on a provisional basis …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development bank has approved a grant for a $3 million cooperation project with the government of Haiti to test green energy projects. The projects will test models based on …

 Above: the Flag Day celebrations (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti gathered to celebrate Flag Day on Saturday, marking the 210th anniversary of the creation of Haiti’s flag. Haiti’s flag was created in 1803, one year before …

 Above: the meeting in Bridgetown (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Emmanuel Menard, the president of Haiti’s recently-formed Transitional College of the Permanent Electoral Council, held talks with OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in Barbados last week. The …

 Above: David Smith By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States government plans to compensate investors who lost money to the OLINT Ponzi scheme operated by Jamaica’s David Smith. The scheme was first operated in Jamaica and subsequently in the …

 Above: Parliament in Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff New York-based Moody’s has upgraded the credit rating on Belize’s government bonds, the firm announced Monday. The rating has been lifted to Caa2 from Ca, with a “stable” outlook. The move …