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Dominican Republic’s Medina: Current Poverty Indicators “Inadequate”

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina (UN Photo/Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff International institutions need to devise new measures of human development to break the cycle of global poverty, Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina said during his speech …

Haiti: United Nations Migration Official Urges Progress on Tent Camps

 Above: a UN peacekeeper provides medical help after Tropical Storm Isaac (MINUSTAH Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff Thousands of people were supported by Haiti’s Civil Protection office during Tropical Storm Isaac, and many of the vulnerable people in …

Haiti: United Nations Increasing Humanitarian Relief Efforts

 Above: flooding in Port-au-Prince (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is ramping up its humanitarian relief efforts following Tropical Storm Isaac. The storm, which departed from Haiti this weekend, continued to pose flooding risks and …

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 Above: Assistant Secretary General Ivan Simonovic (UN Photo/Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will host a visit Wednesday from Ivan Simonovic, the United Nations’ Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights. Simonovic, who will be in Haiti for a …

 Above: UNHCR headquarters in Geneva By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Refugee Agency is “deploring” the abduction and murder of Jamaican lawyer Clover Graham. Graham, who was the UN High Commissioner for Refugee’s honorary liaison in Jamaica, was …

 Above: US Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt and Guyana Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at preventing the smuggling …

 By Irwin StotzkyOp-Ed Contributor The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, more than nineteen months ago, left a huge trail of destruction.  Approximately 350,000 people died, 500,000 were injured, almost half of them children, an estimated two million …

 Above: Haiti’s northwest coast (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The death of a Haitian migrant who drowned trying to reach the Bahamas this week was the latest in a series of incidents of Haitians fleeing their country …

 Above: UN Haiti Chief Mariano Fernandez (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Mariano Fernandez Amunategui, the special representative for United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Haiti, is hailing the move by authorities to implement a new council on …

 Above: UN Anti-Drug Chief Yury Fedotov (UN Photo/R Bajornas) By the Caribbean Journal staff Fighting crime and the illicit drug trade must become an “integral” part of the development agenda, according to Yury Fedotov, the executive director of the United …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has announced the appointment of several new diplomats, highlighted by the Ambassador Menissa Rambally, the country’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations. St Lucia has also named Consul General Michael Willius …

 Above: Barbados FM Maxine McClean and South Korean Special Envoy Min Dong-seok (UN Photos/Erin Siegal and Pierre-Michel Virot) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados, as a small island state, needs a multidimensional security strategy, according to Foreign Minister Senator Maxie …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Ministry of Environment is launching a new climate change project in partnership with the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development. Grenada is the only Caribbean country to launch what is, …

 Above: UN Human Rights Chief Navanethem Pillay (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados will be the first English-speaking Caribbean nation to receive an official visit from a United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights this week when …

 Above: A school in Leogane By the Caribbean Journal staff The Haitian commune of Belloc will get its first communal water centre on Thursday, thanks to an initiative from the ONE DROP Project Haiti. The new centre means residents of …

 Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly with a visiting delegation Friday By the Caribbean Journal staff United Nations economists examined ways for the country to attract investment moving forward, joined in Port-au-Prince by Haitian President Michel Martelly. “It is time to …

 Above: Susan Rice, the US Ambassador to the UN (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Haiti has made “important progress” since the earthquake in January 2010, it has a “disturbing level of political infighting in a country …

 Above: Independence Square, Puerto Plata (Photo: DR Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s economy grew by 4.5 percent in 2011, according to a report from President Leonel Fernandez. The President said 160,000 jobs were created last year, …