petrocaribe

The Hugo Chavez Effect in the Caribbean

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor Why should Caribbean nations be concerned with the political unrest that will not abate in Venezuela? The answer, based upon the statements issued by various Caribbean heads-of-state and Caricom itself, appears to be that they …

Venezuela Makes “Major Order” Of Haiti-Produced Tablets

 Above: PetroCaribe President Bernardo Alvarez at Surtab in Haiti (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff PetroCaribe President Bernardo Alvarez made a 24-hour visit to Haiti on Tuesday to announce a “major order” placed by Venezuela’s government of tablet …

Venezuelan Unrest and the Caribbean

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor THE BOOK that is to be written on post-Hugo Chavez Venezuela opened a new and dynamic chapter on Tuesday as thousands marched in the streets of Caracas, prompting opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to turn himself …

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 Above: the meeting with ALBA in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff ALBA Secretary General Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez recently visited Antigua and Barbuda. Alvarez, who was just appointed to lead the Venezuelan-led regional grouping, held talks with Antigua Prime Minister …

 Above: the Royal Oasis Hotel in Petion-Ville (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has officially begun the 11th Council of Ministers of PetroCaribe summit, which is taking place this weekend at the Royal Oasis hotel in Petion-Ville. It …

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor At the end of June, leaders from around the Caribbean region met in Nicaragua for the 8th PetroCaribe Summit. Created with the largesse of Hugo Chavez, the cornerstone of PetroCaribe has been the discounted prices …

 Above: Roseau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Dominica will be hosting the Ninth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the PetroCaribe alliance. The decision to convene the summit in Dominica was made at …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and PM Laurent Lamothe departing for Managua By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe are leading a delegation to attend the Eighth PetroCaribe Summit in Nicaragua this weekend. …

 Above: the summit in Caracas By the Caribbean Journal staff The seventh PetroCaribe summit in Caracas concluded this weekend with an agreement by member countries to establish a PetroCaribe “economic zone.” The move would expand the PetroCaribe oil agreement, which …

 Above: the PetroCaribe Summit (Photo: GV) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly left the country Friday to attend the PetroCaribe Summit in Venezuela, one of a number of Caribbean leaders attending this weekend’s event. Martelly and a …

 Above: President-Elect Nicolas Maduro (UN Photo/Lou Rouse) By the Caribbean Journal staff Acting President Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuela’s presidential election by a narrow margin, according to preliminary results from the country’s National Electoral Council. Maduro, who was the hand-picked …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) Jamaica has received $2.4 billion USD in funding support thanks to its PetroCaribe agreement with the government of Venezuela, according to Dr Wesley Hughes, CEO of the PetroCaribe Development Fund. The funding total, which covers the …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor OVER THE LAST WEEK there have been two issues dominating the media in Jamaica, which illustrates to me that Jamaica’s foreign exchange crisis is driven primarily by the way we approach challenges. The first is the …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (centre) (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff A number of Caribbean leaders have arrived in Venezuela for the funeral of former President Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday. Trinidad …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly with Chavez last year (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti began a three-day period of national mourning Wednesday to mark the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The period, which began Wednesday …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Venezuela President Hugo Chavez remains in Cuba with decliing health, Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe jetted to Caracas Wednesday for talks with Venezuela’s Vice President, …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly with Venezuela President Hugo Chavez earlier this year (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly is sending his “warmest congratulations” to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez following his victory over Henrique …

 Above: Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (UN Photo/Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government will remain “resolute” in its support for Venezuela’s PetroCaribe Energy Agreement, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The Prime Minister was speaking at a …