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Caribbean History: Remembering ANR Robinson

 By David P. RoweCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s political giants of the 20th century was Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, a lawyer, statesman and patriot who survived the violent attempted coup in Trinidad. Robinson was born on the island of …

Jamaica’s New Parliament

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Fresh-faced Senators so Far It’s been a whirlwind of activities in Jamaica over the past two weeks in particular. National Elections came and went and a new 43 year old Prime Minister with his new …

Trinidad Election Results: Opposition PNM Wins Vote

 A major victory in Trinidad and Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has a new government. Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley and his People’s National Movement won the country’s election on Monday, ousting the ruling coalition led …

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 Above: the swearing-in ceremony in Basseterre By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has sworn in the twin-island federation’s new Cabinet. In a ceremony on Monday, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris himself accepted the …

 Above: the Caribbean Court of Justice in Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Since it gained independence in 1962, Jamaica’s final court of appeal has been the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. That could change, …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas has announced that he has advised Governor General Sir Edmund Lawrence to dissolve the twin-island federation’s Parliament. The move came after …

 Above: Dr Omar Figueroa is sworn in By the Caribbean Journal staff Dr Omar Figueroa is the newest Member of the National Assembly in Belize. Figueroa emerged victorious in the latest by-election for the Cayo North constituency, following the resignation …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor THE JAMAICA OBSERVER newspaper recently reported Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller indicating that there would be no cabinet reshuffle in Jamaica in the near future. This may not be very good news for the country, however, …

 Above: a rendering of the new Parliament building By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Australia is withdrawing from its commitment to fund the construction of the new Parliament House in Grenada. Australia said it had already funded around …

 Above: Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda’s government is shelving plans to put the question of gaming to a popular referendum, and will be moving the question to a vote by Parliament, the ruling One Bermuda Alliance party announced. …

 Above: a rendering of the project Grenada has secured additional financing from the United Arab Emirates to help fund the construction of the country’s new Parliament building. The project, which will be set on Mt Wheldale, is being designed by …

 Above: Helmin Wiels (Photo: Pueblo Soberano) By the Caribbean Journal staff Helmin Wiels, a lawyer and leader of the popular Pueblo Soberano political party in Curacao, was assassinated on Sunday afternoon. Wiels, an outspoken supporter of independence and crusader against …

 Above: Jamaica’s Parliament (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica officially began the 2013/2014 session of Parliament on Thursday with a ceremony at Gordon House. The session officially began with the Throne Speech delivered by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen. …

 Above: St George’s Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government will deliver its budget in the next two to three weeks ahead of the April 30 deadline, according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell. The Prime Minister …

 Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer at the OECS Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States held its first-ever session on Tuesday in Antigua. The assembly is made up of appointed members from both the governments …

 Above: Parliament in Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has announced his new Cabinet, following his Democratic Labour Party’s 16-14 election victory last week. The Cabinet includes 16 Ministers, excluding Stuart, with some …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas advised the country’s Governor General to dissolve Parliament Wednesday, paving the way for new elections, he announced in a national address Wednesday. Parliament had been prorogued since the …

 Above: Grenada’s old Parliament building, which was severely damaged in 2004 (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian architecture firm COCOA Architecture has been selected to design the country’s new Parliament building, the government announced this week. COCOA was …