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Paulwell: Jamaica Aiming to Introduce Liquefied Natural Gas By 2015

 Above: Jamaica Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is planning to introduce Liquefied Natural Gas in Jamaica by 2015, despite a recent decision by the government to remove itself from the process of fuel selection. In …

Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Holds Talks With National Police

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe meets with the Supreme Council of Police (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met Friday with the Supreme Council of Haiti’s National Police. The talks came during …

Haiti’s Martelly to Visit Japan

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly will make an official visit to Japan next week, his office announced Thursday. The trip four-day trip will begin Aug. 27. Martelly will …

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 Above: Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas and Japanese Ambassador to Grenada Yoshimasa Tezuka (Photo: OPM Grenada) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas welcomed Japan’s new Ambassador to Grenada, Yoshimasa Tezuka, for talks following the presentation of …

 Above: Ambassador Yoshimasa Tezuka and SG Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Japanese Ambassador to CARICOM Yoshimasa Tezuka presented his credentials to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque this week, pledging to “do his best” to “provide …

 Above: Japanese Ambassador-designate Yoshimasa Tekuza and Nevis Premier Joseph Parry By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Japan and the Nevis Island Administration have signed an agreement for an $11 million grant to support the planned Charlestown Community Fisheries …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan’s government is funding a World Bank project to help farmers in Grenada’s islands of Petite Martinique and Carriacou. The project seeks to help local farmers cope with fluctuations in weather, the global financial crisis …

 Above: the Shiodome City Centre in Tokyo, where Fujitsu is headquartered By the Caribbean Journal staff Japanese investors are showing “significant interest” in investing in Jamaica, according to Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica Hiroshi Yamaguchi. “Probably for the first time in …

 Above: State Minister Zhivargo Laing, IDB representative Astrid Wynter. From left, Honorary Consul-General of Japan Robert Sands and Ambassador Hiroshi Yamaguchi. (BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas and Japan have signed a $612,000 technical cooperation agreement …

 Above: Guyanaese President Donald Ramotar, Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (UN Photos/Brian Schneider and Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff A series of countries, including South Korea, Algeria and Japan have expressed their congratulations …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada will host a United Nations environmental workshop next year, Environment Minister Joseph Gilbert announced. Grenada will be the first country in the western hemisphere to host such a meeting. “This workshop, which will be …

 Above: foreground, Naoko Ishii and Karl Hood By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Japan has announced a $15 million grant to support clean energy efforts by Small Island States. The money targets the SIDS-DOCK partnership, an initiative launched …

 Above: Ambassador Hiroshi Yamaguchi with Jamaican Culture Minister Olivia Grange earlier this year (Photo: Ministry of Culture) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following similar conferences between Caribbean nations and both China and South Korea, CARICOM presented a regional showcase this …

 Above: the Chinese embassy in Kingston By Alexander Britell China’s involvement – and influence – in the Caribbean region has grown rapidly over the last several years – from the construction of new national sports stadiums to large-scale infrastructure projects. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada and Japan held their latest round of talks on environmental matters, with Japanese Ambassador for Civil Society Akira Yamada meeting Environment Minister Joseph Gilbert. It was Gilbert’s first official engagement as Environment Minister following …

 Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo met Tuesday with Japanese Ambassador Tatsuaki Iwata to discuss the finalisation of several projects, including rehabilitation works on the East Demerara Water Conservancy. According to Iwata, the two also discussed the possibility of future collaboration between …

 Above: Tadahito Yamaguchi, first secretary, Embassy of Japan in Jamaica and Ambassador Joshua Sears, director-general at the Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) The governments of the Bahamas and Japan exchanged their notes yesterday on the two countries’ …

 Above: Bridgetown and its colonial garrison (Barbados Government Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ capital, Bridgetown, has been named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, joining the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany and a Hiraizumi, Japan. Historic Bridgetown …