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Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Opens IDB Investment Forum

 Above: the Montego Bay Convention Centre By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller opened the Jamaican Investment Forum in Montego Bay Thursday, a conference organized by the Inter-American Development Bank. More than 400 participants attended the …

A Tourism Boom for Jamaica?

 Above: the Ritz-Carlton Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s tourism industry could see as many as 20,000 new jobs, along with 15,825 new rooms completed by 2013, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Holness was speaking at the …

Barbados, Panama on Verge of Air Link

 Barbados and Panama are “on the verge” of cementing air links between the two countries, according to Industry Minister Denis Kellman. Kellman was speaking at the official opening ceremony of Barbados’ trade mission in Panama. The Minister said officials had …

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 Above: OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean businesses need to innovate and diversify their operations, instead of folding and breaking, according to Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of …

 Above: Clinton in Guatemala last week (State Department Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended a high-level meeting between foreign ministers and CARICOM yesterday in Montego Bay, where she announced several new U.S. initiatives …

 Eximbank China’s Export-Import Bank has plans to launch a $1 billion fund to invest in Latin America and the Caribbean, following several years of significant spending in the region. In 2009, China invested $7 billion in the region through private …