politics

A Letter to Haiti

  To the Motherland By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor I am not sure where to begin, but I have this impulse inside of me that will not go away. My thoughts have been holding me hostage every time I think about …

Avoiding a Setback in Haiti

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor THE CURRENT political climate in Haiti is rapidly becoming very worrisome, and it does not bode well for the immediate future of the nation. It is as if we are witnessing a version of the “Monty …

Premier Rufus Ewing Warns of Potential for “Chaos” in Turks and Caicos

 Above: the Karibe Convention Centre in Haiti (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE — The current state of the affairs in the Turks and Caicos Islands has the potential to throw the territory “into chaos,” Premier Dr Rufus Ewing said …

LATEST NEWS

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor In a political blast that threatens to cause a constitutional crisis in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the current Premier, Dr Rufus Ewing, has asked Her Majesty’s Government to recall Governor Ric Todd, Attorney General Huw …

 Above: MP Peter David By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada MP Peter David, who resigned April 30 as the country’s Tourism Minister, has no plans of leaving politics. David’s was the first of two high-profile resignations from Prime Minister Tillman …

 By Dmitri DawkinsOp-Ed Contributor In every election, political parties make promises, seldom kept, to garner votes. Jamaica is no different. As a developing nation, Jamaica is highly indebted to foreign lenders, and in the last budget debate we were told …

 By Lorenzo SmithOp-Ed Contributor Dance as an expression and practice of relations of power and protest, resistance and complexity, has been the subject of a number of historical and ethnographic analyses in recent years. These analyses complicate issues of ethnicity, …

 Above: Miragoane, Haiti (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s economy has as a favourable outlook, and continues to recover, though economic and political risks remain, according to the International Monetary Fund. The International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board …

 By Alexander Britell One of Jamaica’s foremost media specialists, Dr Marcia Forbes has most recently been exploring the ways technology impacts Jamaican society and culture. Her first book, Music, Media & Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica, looked at the ways traditional …

 Above: Dr Leith Dunn (UWI Gender Studies), Mrs. Judith Wedderburn (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, FES), Her Excellency Mathu Joyini, High Commissioner, South África, Mrs. Lorna Green, founding member, Women Business Owners, Jamaica. By Marcia Forbes, PhD “The 51 Percent Coalition – …

 Above: Jamaican Culture Minister Olivia Grange By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Olivia Grange is encouraging more women to enter representational politics in the country. Women’s involvement at that level can only help in …

 Above, from left: Jamaican Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller, MP Sharon Hay-Webster (JLP) and Culture Minister Olivia Grange By Marcia Forbes, PhDOp-Ed ContributorPatriarchy in Place The debate rages on around the world and is about to get really hot in …

 Above: National Security Minister Sen. Dwight Nelson, Finance Minister Audley Shaw and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Photo: OPM Jamaica) By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor In 1554, Lady Jane Grey was, for nine days, Queen of England before her execution …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhD US President Barack Obama became the virtual embodiment of successful use of social networks like YouTube, Twitter and the then-still-alive My Space by a politician. Today, every politician dreams of millions of Facebook friends and hundreds …

 Above: Samuel Hinds and Donald Ramotar (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese Prime Minister Samuel Hinds will stay on as the People’s Progressive Party candidate for Prime Minister in the upcoming election in November, Presidential Candidate Donald Ramotar …