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Barbados Announces New Cabinet

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 […]


Russian Prime Minister Begins Cuba Visit

Above: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will be in Cuba Thursday for a “working visit.” Medvedev’s visit will include meetings with Cuban leader Raul Castro, according to […]


Trinidad Prime Minister, Tobago Chief Secretary to Hold Talks

Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will soon meet with Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary Orville London. The talks will focus on “a number of issues whose […]


Grenada PM Urges Country to Be "Vigilant" During Hurricane Season

Above: Grenada’s former Parliament building was destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Ivan was eight years ago, but its memory is still strong in Grenada, where it caused more than $600 million in damage […]

Haiti's Lamothe: Cabinet Shake-Up Aimed at "Reframing Government Action"

Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The recent reassignment and replacement of several cabinet ministers in Haiti was intended “solely to reframe government action” and “seek a new synergy,” according to Haiti Prime […]

Op-Ed: The Value of Jamaica’s Dollar

By Ramesh Sujanani Op-Ed Contributor It is now being touted that, with Jamaica’s expenditure exceeding its income, constant depreciation of the Jamaican Dollar is imminent. It has been said that this is no different to what has occurred in the […]


Haiti's Laurent Lamothe Confirmed as Prime Minister, Martelly Praises Move

Above: Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and President Michel Martelly last month (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Laurent Lamothe has been confirmed by Haiti’s Chamber of Deputies as the country’s new Prime Minister. Lamothe received 62 votes in […]

Jamaican Prime Minister Appoints Mining Expert as New Special Envoy

Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Dr Carlton Davis, a former head of the Jamaica Civil Service, has been appointed an ambassador and special envoy in the Office of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Davis, an expert on the […]

Jamaica's Holness Takes over as PM

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Education Minister Andrew Holness was sworn in today as the country’s new Prime Minister, taking over for Bruce Golding, who officially stepped down after more than four years in power. “I have accepted the […]

CJ Politics

Jamaica's Golding Won't Seek Re-Election

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said he would not be seeking re-election at the Jamaica Labour Party’s annual conference in November, and will step down as Prime Minister as soon as a new leader has […]

Martelly: Lack of Government "Killing Us"

Above: President Michel Martelly in 2010 (FP) Haitian President Michel Martelly said Haiti’s lack of a functioning government was “killing us.” Haitian lawmakers have now twice rejected choices Martelly has proposed to be the country’s Prime Minister, a political stalemate […]

St Lucia Escapes Major Storm Damage

By the Caribbean Journal staff Preliminary assessments show St Lucia was not severely impacted by the inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Emily. While some homes and personal property were damaged in flooding, Prime Minister Stephenson King said he was […]


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