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UN’s Ban, in Barbados, Commends Caribbean on Green Efforts

 Above: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Barbados (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is visiting Barbados for the 2015 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit, has commended Caribbean states for their initiatives towards …

Ranking Caribbean Countries on Foreign Investment Per Capita

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What’s the Caribbean’s foreign investment capital? To put it another way, which Caribbean country brings in the most foreign investment? We took a look at the most recent Foreign Direct …

UN “Welcomes” New Haiti PM

 Above: Interim Haitian Prime Minister Florence Guillaume with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon earlier this year (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The UN has “welcomed” the appointment of new interim Haitian Prime Minister Florence Guillaume, it said …

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 Above: the Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What are the most developed countries in the Caribbean, according to the United Nations Development Programme? The UNDP just released its annual Human Development Report, which scores countries on a …

 Above: MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The recently-signed El Rancho accord between the branches of Haiti’s government is an “unprecedented step in Haitian political history,” according to MINUSTAH chief Sandra Honore. The accord, which …

 Above: the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new lawsuit filed Tuesday in Federal court in Brooklyn seeks compensation from the United Nations for its alleged role in bringing cholera to …

 Above: Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is “hailing” the decision this week by a Haitian court to open new investigations into former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude …

 Above: Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTO, Julio Orozco, Director of Sustainable Tourism of the ACS Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation during the signing ceremony (Photo: ACS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Association of …

 Above: Haiti (CJ photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging the international community to “increase its aid” to Haiti, he said in a message released Friday. Ban, who released the statement ahead of …

 Above: migrants at sea (Photo: UNHRC/A Di Loreto) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is expressing concern at the recent incident in which a boat of migrants from Haiti capsized in the Bahamas. That …

 Above: UN Special Representative Sandra Honore By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is welcoming the Haitian Parliament’s recent vote on the Electoral Law, MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore said in a statement issued Friday. The law, which helps paves …

 Above: UN Special Representative Sandra Honore (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandra Honore, the Special Representative of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, issued a statement Thursday renewing a call for progress on long-delayed elections in Haiti. Honore …

 Above: post-Sandy destruction in Cuba (UN Photo/Juan Pablo Carreras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Much of the northeastern United States was devastated by Hurricane Sandy last year, but the United Nations is urging the public not to forget the storm’s …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis PM Dr Denzil Douglas (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas’ recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly urged the inclusion of Taiwan in …

 Above: Ravina Shamdasani (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations human rights office is urging the government of the Dominican Republic to “take all necessary measures to ensure that citizens of Haitian origin are not deprived of …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe at the UN on Thursday (UN Photo/Sarah Fretwell) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has seen its share of significant setbacks since the 2010 earthquake, but a new country is starting to emerge, Haiti Prime …

 Above: Timor Leste President Taur Matan Ruak By the Caribbean Journal staff Timor-Leste Taur Matan Ruak has arrived in Havana for an official visit to Cuba. Ruak, a former military commander who has served as the country’s president since 2012, …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch national Peter de Clercq has been named the new top United Nations humanitarian coordination official in Haiti. De Clercq’s new post was announced by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon …