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CARICOM’s LaRocque: Global Environment “Not Waiting on Us”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There is optimism on the regional integration movement within the Caribbean, but it may be time to prioritise the agenda, CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in a speech to the 33rd Meeting of …

Solar Project to Power Guyana’s Remote Amerindian Communities

 Above: a building in the hinterlands equipped with solar panels (Photo: GINA) Guyana to Begin Solar Pilot Project Guyana’s Hinterland Electrification Unit is preparing to install the first 1,000 solar panels as part of a pilot programme in the country. …

Guyana Gets BlackBerry Service

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s Telephone and Telegraph Company launched Blackberry service yesterday at its new Brickdam Office, at a ceremony with President Bharrat Jagdeo. Jagdeo said the government looked forward to working with the company to ensure that …

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 Above: Jamaican Culture Minister Olivia Grange By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Olivia Grange is encouraging more women to enter representational politics in the country. Women’s involvement at that level can only help in …

 Above: from left, PM Samuel Hinds, President Bharrat Jagdeo (background) and Sandspring Chairman John Adams (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Guyanese government signed a partnership agreement yesterday with Canadian mining company Sandspring Resources and its affiliate ETK, …

 Above: recipients of the Haier netbooks (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana launched a programme yesterday aimed at supplying families in the country with one laptop per household, an initiative financed in part by the Chinese government. The …

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has the highest rating the Caribbean for gender equality, according to data from the United Nations Development Programme’s latest report. Trinidad has an index of 0.331, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Doing business is easier in St Lucia than anywhere else in CARICOM, according to the 2012 Doing Business report from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. St Lucia was ranked 52nd in the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Approximately 32 parties have indicated interest in contesting Guyana’s national and regional elections Nov. 28, although the number may fall, according to Dr Steve Surujbally, chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. Oct. 27 has been …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of Guyanese artists are calling for priority attention at the national and regional levels to the development of arts and culture in the Caribbean. The group, which met at the CARICOM Secretariat recently, …

 Above: IFC Headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Finance Corporation, a division of the World Bank, and Barbados National Bank have launched the Caribbean SME Toolkit in Barbados today, bringing the country an online guide for small- and …

 Above: Samuel Hinds and Donald Ramotar (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese Prime Minister Samuel Hinds will stay on as the People’s Progressive Party candidate for Prime Minister in the upcoming election in November, Presidential Candidate Donald Ramotar …

 Above: Goldeneye in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotels will receive a boost from the Inter-American Development Bank, which is granting $2 million to help the tourism sector in eight regional countries improve their energy efficiency. The four-year …

 Above: Julissa Reynoso, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America, the Caribbean and Cuba with the US State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (Photo: US State Department) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean will receive an injection of $77 …

 Above: SG Irwin LaRocque (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is at an opportune moment to demonstrate that it is serious about achieving food and nutrition security, CARICOM Secretary General and Dominican native Irwin LaRocque said …

 Above: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and CARICOM Ministers at the launch of the Caribbean Security Initiative (Photo: US Department of State) Guyana will be hosting the Second Meeting of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Commission Thursday and Friday …

 Above: Executive Producer Dr Keith Nurse By the Caribbean Journal staff “Forward Home,” a documentary which takes a look at the way the Caribbean diaspora travels, and its significant economic impact on the region, has been released on DVD following …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo announced tonight that general and regional elections will be held on Nov. 28. Jagdeo will not be running in the elections, meaning Guyana will have a new prime minister for the …