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Jamaica’s Surplus Question

 What’s the right target? By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor THE primary surplus on the fiscal accounts can be defined as what is left to service debt after the government considers its revenues and expenditure on running the country. So wages, …

US, Cuba Reopening Embassies, Reestablishing Diplomatic Relations

 Above: US President Barack Obama makes the announcement By the Cuba Journal staff The United States and Cuba have decided to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies, US President Barack Obama announced Wednesday. The move was confirmed in a …

Nigel Spence: A Recipe for Crab Cakes, Jamaican Style

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor There was great excitement in Jamaica last week as President Barack Obama paid a visit to our island paradise. He was the first sitting US President in over 30 years to have made an official visit …

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 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor What first came across from last week’s visit to Jamaica by United States President Barack Obama was the pride. Jamaica was proud to host what was the first visit to the country by a sitting US …

 Above: US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro By the Caribbean Journal staff This week’s Summit of the Americas in Panama was significant for a number of reasons — none more so than Cuba’s first-ever attendance of the …

 Above: US President Barack Obama in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Jamaica in more than 33 years with a visit to Jamaica this week. Obama arrived on …

 Above: US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S Jacobson By the Caribbean Journal staff A United States envoy is visiting Cuba this week for talks aimed at re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. US Assistant Secretary …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly with United States President Barack Obama By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly held his first-ever meeting with United States President Barack Obama on Thursday at the White House in Washington, DC. The …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor DIFFERENT US PRESIDENTS have had different attitudes to the Caribbean, from President Ronald Reagan, who made a high-profile visit to Jamaica (and ordered the invasion of Grenada to) to Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, both …

 Above: the CARICOM Heads of Government in Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff The visit to Trinidad and Tobago this week by United States Vice President Joe Biden was an “important precursor” to a summit with US President Barack Obama, …

 Above: the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff Roberto Tapia, the director of the US Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources Division of Enforcement, was arrested Friday by federal agents on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent …

 Above: Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands, which ultimately played a significant part in the US Presidential campaign last fall, is once again at the centre of Washington politics over US Treasury Secretary Nominee …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe issued his congratulations to US President Barack Obama on the latter’s inauguration in Washington. Obama was sworn in on Sunday. Lamothe said …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor The Obama administration is criticized for not having a distinct Caribbean policy, although that criticism may be too harsh. The administration, through the steady hand of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has taken a strong anti-narcotics, …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño at the hearing in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño is calling on US President Barack Obama and federal law enforcement officials to establish a US Caribbean Border Initiative …

 Above: a man climbs the steps at the 200-year-old palace of King Henri-Christophe of Haiti, near Cap-Haitien (UN Photo: Victoria Hazou) By Sylvan Jolibois, JrOp-Ed Contributor Having recently celebrated its second century as an independent nation, the republic of Haiti …