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Why It’s Time for Jamaica’s Economic Independence

  A new kind of independence? By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ON August 6, 1962, Jamaica gained political independence, and many people watched the Jamaican flag raised while the Union Jack was lowered for the last time. This symbolised Jamaica’s new-found …

Jamaica’s Productivity Problem

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor AFTER 12 previous IMF agreements, Jamaica is once again at a crossroads. We are once again at a place where we are having a debate about how much pain is being inflicted by the agreement, with …

Haiti Carnival 2014 in 7 Photos

 If carnival is an art, Haiti is one of the great masters. In the last few years, the annual fete has been held in a different city each year, and this year’s edition came to Gonaives in northern Haiti. Take …

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 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada celebrated its 40th anniversary of independence this weekend, the seventh CARICOM member state to do so. Grenada had been celebrating for a number of days leading up to the anniversary, which officially …

 Above: the Neg Mawon statue in Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti celebrated its 210th anniversary of independence on Wednesday. The country was the first in the Caribbean to achieve independence on Jan. 1, 1804. Haiti President …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor In 2003, Alvin G. Wint – former head of the Department of Management Studies at the University of West Indies, Mona Campus – noted in his book, “Competitiveness in Small Developing Economies: Insights from the Caribbean,” …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica marks its 35th anniversary of independence Sunday. The island became an independent nation on Nov. 3, 1978. Dominica had been an Associated State of the United Kingdom since 1967. In …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis celebrated its 30th anniversary of independence on Thursday. The twin-island federation officially became independent from the United Kingdom on Sept. 19, 1983, and it remains the …

 Above: Jamaica’s Independence Park By the Caribbean Journal staff Pre-trial dates have been set for five Jamaican athletes reported to have failed drug tests, according to a government statement. The athletes, who include former Olympians Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, …

 Above: Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla and former US President Bill Clinton   By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico has a large-scale solar project in the works, along with a pair of new wind farms. And if it plays its cards …

 Above: GG Sir Arthur Foulkes raises the Bahamian flag (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas marks the 40th anniversary of its independence on Wednesday. It was 40 years ago that the Bahamas severed its colonial ties with …

 Above: a special mass in Gonaives (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti celebrated 209 years of independence Tuesday. As part of the celebrations, a sizable government delegation led by Haiti President Michel Martelly visited the city of …

 Above: the government of Turks and Caicos By the Caribbean Journal staff The government Turks and Caicos is planning to convene a Commission for Independence mandated to define the process required to achieve independence, Governor Ric Todd announced at his …

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: OPM Trinidad) Trinidad and Tobago marked the 50th anniversary of its independence Friday. The country achieved its independence from the Great Britain on Aug. 31, 1962. The following is the text of Trinidad …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A three-year project aimed at reflecting on 50 years of Jamaican and Trinidadian independence culminated Monday with the launch of the SALISES 50-50 Conference in Kingston. The conference: Fifty Fifty: Critical Reflections in a Time …

 By Guerda NicolasCJ Contributor I recently made a trip to Cape Town, South Africa to give a talk, and so many incidents there reminded me of Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean region. Many folks are aware of the …

 The following is the text of Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s message to the country on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its independence. My fellow Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora, our visitors and our well-wishers, …

 The following is the text of Jamaican Opposition Leader Andrew Holness’ message to the country on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its independence. Fellow Jamaicans: Today as we celebrate 50 years of political independence, let us make a …