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Op-Ed: The UK-Caribbean Relationship

By Mark Simmonds, MP Op-Ed Contributor GOOD FRIENDS know the importance of communication – it brings us together, allows us to understand one another and resolves problems when they arise. It’s no different between countries. In an age where we […]


UK to Reduce APD on Caribbean Flights

Above: Parliament in the United Kingdom By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Kingdom has announced that it will be reforming its controversial Air Passenger Duty on flights originating in the country, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in […]


Belize and United Kingdom Strengthen Military Ties

Above: the HMS Argyll (Photo: UK Gov) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard recently concluded an official visit to the United Kingdom. The delegation included Brigadier General David Jones, […]


Cayman Swears in New Governor

Above: Governor Helen Kilpatrick (GIS Photo/Lennon Christian) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands swore in its newest governor on Friday, Helen Kilpatrick. The new top British official in the territory was received by an honour guard in Georgetown. […]

UK Opens Embassy in Haiti

Above: British Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire inaugurates the mission (Photo: FCO) By the Caribbean Journal staff For the first time since 1966, the United Kingdom has a diplomatic mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UK Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has […]

Grenada Names New Ambassadors to United States, United Kingdom

Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has named Angus Friday its new Ambassador to the United States, according to Foreign Minister Nickolas Steele. Friday is Grenada’s former Ambassador to the United Nations. He replaces Ambassador Gillian […]


Montserrat to Receive $26M in UK Aid

Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat will be receiving $26.04 million USD in budget aid from the United Kingdom’s Department For International Development. The government announced the funding following what it called “detailed discussions and negotiations” with Montserrat […]

Op-Ed: The Caribbean and Thatcher

By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor Baroness Margaret Thatcher’s name will always have a distinguished connotation in the Caribbean. Thatcher died at the Ritz London Hotel on Monday after a stroke. In many ways, Thatcher can be considered a unique politician […]

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 […]


UK Pledges New Aid to Haiti

Above: UK International Development Secretary Justine Greening (Photo: HA-UK) By the Caribbean Journal Staff The United Kingdom has pledged a new commitment of $16.1 million in aid to Haiti to help withstand future natural disasters, International Development Secretary Justine Greening […]

United Kingdom to Contribute Funding for Citizen Security in Jamaica

By the Caribbean Journal staff A citizen security programme aimed at reducing crime and violence in Jamaica’s high-risk cities will receive a $11.2 million from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. Jamaica, which has the highest homicide rate in […]

Montserrat Development Corporation Names New Board of Directors

Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The Montserrat Development Corporation has named a new board of directors to help execute the company’s mandate of driving private sector growth. Its incoming chairman will be John Ryan, a local Montserratian businessman […]


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