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Bureaucracy and Jamaican Growth

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor FINALLY WE CAN celebrate that we have an IMF agreement again in Jamaica. The real importance of the agreement is that it will bring with it a certain amount of confidence and multilateral support for the …

Haiti Finance Minister Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie Resigns

 Above: Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Finance Minister Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie has tendered her resignation. Jean-Marie had served as Haiti’s Minister of Economy and Finance since the summer of 2012, after Laurent Lamothe took over as …

A Jamaican Dollar For Your Thoughts

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor   THE JAMAICAN DOLLAR is now trading at many licensed cambios at 100 to 1. This is not a good development for Jamaica and it is certainly not politically attractive for current PNP administration. The dollar, …

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 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Given their proximity to the Eastern Caribbean and particularly St Lucia, the French departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe should be integrated with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor MY MOTHER USED TO SAY of children, it is sometimes better to be seen and not heard. These were of course in the days when parents ruled children, and not as it is today. So it …

 Above: the Grand Pineapple Beach Resort in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff While the prospect of Sandals Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s proposed $140 million Beaches hotel project on Antigua’s Long Bay had seemingly dimmed last year, the project has …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Montserrat is continuing its distribution of Apple iPads to middle and senior managers as part of its stated plan for a “reduced paper environment.” Last year, Montserrat distributed 25 iPads …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) Grenadians go to the polls Tuesday to decide the country’s next Parliament and Prime Minister. Prime Minister Tillman Thomas and the National Democratic Congress face off against former Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell’s New National Party …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff In 1992, three years before the island’s devastating volcanic eruption, Montserrat’s government began its National Song Search, looking for a song that would be recognized by Montserratians on a national level. Now, Montserrat’s …

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff The Special Investigation Prosecution Team and the Turks and Caicos Islands government have reached an agreement with Sandals Resorts International totaling $12 million. The agreement is due “in part to the cooperation of …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor THE CONTRACTOR GENERAL is a Jamaican official whose job is to prevent corruption in the awarding of government contracts. Back-scratching contracts have been a significant problem for more than three decades in Jamaica. Many Jamaican private …

 Above: the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Lawmakers in the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly voted 11-3 to pass a motion of no-confidence against the ruling United Democratic Party government of embattled Premier McKeeva Bush. …

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff A sloop carrying 127 Haitian nationals was intercepted early Sunday morning by the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force, the government said in a statement. The boat, which was intercepted at 2:27AM by …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor   LOOKING AT this weekend’s headlines in Jamaica I found a stunning reminder to the people of Jamaica, rich or poor, that it is the government’s apparent feeling that they deserved the cars that they have …

 Above: the House of Lords (Photo: UK Parliament) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Kingdom’s Commissioner for Standards has dismissed a complaint concerning work by Lord Blencathra on behalf of Cayman’s government. The complaint and accompanying investigation had come …

 Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s decision Monday to lower its outlook on the Bahamas to negative was unfortunate, but not unexpected, according to a statement from the Bahamian government. The government said it …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor A means to an end or an end to any means. Democracy, since ancient times, has not simply been a means to attain certain political power, but it has been a way of life for many, …

 Above: the Carnival of Flowers in Haiti ({Photos: OP and MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is celebrating its summertime “Carnival of Flowers,” a three-day celebration marked by a two-day national holiday. The celebration is aimed at showcasing …