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Cuba, United States Hold Semi-Annual Talks on Migration

 Above: Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from Cuba and the United States met on Wednesday to discuss implementation of the 1994 and 1995 US-Cuba migration accords. The talks, which are held semi-annually, were led by the United States’ …

British Virgin Islands, United States Sign FATCA Agreement

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands and the United States have officially signed an intergovernmental agreement relating to the latter’s FATCA act. The FATCA law requires, among other provisions, US citizens living …

Grenada, United States Come to Agreement on FATCA Law

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada and the United States have reached an inter-governmental agreement under the latter’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, the Grenadian government announced Monday. Grenada’s government said it completed the negotiation of …

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 Above: the US State Department’s Harry S Truman building By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Department of State issued a statement Thursday condemning Cuba’s government following reports of “arbitrary detentions by Cuban authorities.” The detentions reportedly included dozens …

 Above: Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez By the Caribbean Journal staff Honduras and the United States held the fourth round of their bilateral human rights workshop in Tegucigalpa on Thursday, according to the US Department of State. The meeting covered …

 Above: United Nations headquarters in New York (Photo: UN) By Alexander Britell All of the defendants in the Haiti cholera lawsuit are “immune from legal process and suit,” US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara wrote …

 Above: a signing ceremony in Nassau this week (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Collaborative efforts between the Bahamas and the United States are “critical” to tackling the “constant assault” of transnational crime,” according to Bahamas Foreign Minister Fred …

 Above: Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Bermuda and the United States have signed an agreement on the US’ Foreign Account Compliance Act Regulations. The deal, which is a model two intergovernmental agreement, was signed by US …

 Above: Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine (Photo: MEEA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine met this week with officials from the Inter-American Development Bank and the United States government to continue discussions that came …

 Above: the energy talks in Port-au-Prince (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe chaired talks with US officials and multilateral partners this week aimed at developing solutions to restructure the country’s troubled energy sector. …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been 50 years since there was direct mail service between the United States and Cuba. That could soon change, thanks to discussions between the two countries. A Cuban delegation held talks Monday …

 Above: Georgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and the United States have concluded talks on an intergovernmental agreement and a new tax information exchange agreement. Both pave the way for an automatic exchange of information …

 Above: Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell is currently in the United States for a series of visits with members of the country’s diaspora. On Saturday, he …

 Above: Chris Wondolowski By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba fell to the United States, 4-1, in a Gold Cup match on Saturday in Utah. Cuba’s footballers struck first in the game, with Jose Nieto Martinez putting one home in the …

 Above: Belize’s footballers (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize and Cuba each suffered defeats on Tuesday in their Gold Cup opening matches. Belize fell to the United States, 6-1, while Cuba lost to Costa Rica, 3-0. The United States’ …

 Above: Haiti (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Parliament has ratified an Investment Incentive Agreement with the United States’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation. The agreement, which was officially ratified last month during a special joint session of Parliament, …

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel agents in Japan have begun a major promotional campaign for tourism to Cuba. The campaign was officially launched by Marcos Rodriguez, Cuba’s Ambassador in Tokyo, along with Jungo Kikuma, the president of …

 By Zhivargo LaingCJ Contributor ON A recent radio show in the Bahamas, the topic of China’s $8 million loan to the country was being discussed. A curious caller asked, “what do the Chinese want for these loans anyway?” Her question …