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Vanderpool-Wallace: The United States of the Caribbean

 By Vincent Vanderpool-WallaceCJ Contributor IN THE MIDDLE of musing about regional cooperation, tourism Ministers and Commissioners were recently invited to imagine a gestalt entity, “the United States of the Caribbean.” They were invited to consider what such an entity would …

Trinidad, US to Set Up Green Energy Centre at University of West Indies

 Above: the University of the West Indies St Augustine By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago and the United States will jointly establish a Renewable Energy Research Centre at the University of the West Indies St Augustine campus, the …

Trinidad Ratifies Status of Forces Agreement With United States

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has ratified the Status of Forces agreement with the United States, which covers the temporary presence of US military personnel in the country for “mutually agreed …

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 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 …

 By José GabilondoOp-Ed Contributor What “Cuban embargo” brings to mind is the economic blockade of the United States on the island.  It means something else too — an embargo directed at Cuban-Americans raised in diaspora — in this case, an …

 Above: the Mount Gay distillery in Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community is “determined” to find a resolution on its ongoing trade dispute with the United States involving rum, the regional body announced last week …

 Above: David Smith By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States government plans to compensate investors who lost money to the OLINT Ponzi scheme operated by Jamaica’s David Smith. The scheme was first operated in Jamaica and subsequently in the …

 Above: King Abdullah II and Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Jordan’s King Abdullah II briefly visited Haiti this weekend as part of a wider trip to the United States and Spain. Abdullah’s visit featured a meeting …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s recent agreement on a transitional college of the Permanent Electoral Council, a move that paves the way for the holding of long-delayed elections, is drawing praise from the United States …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe departed the country on Tuesday for a week-long trip to the United States, his office announced. He will be joined by …

 By Erik NeffOp-Ed Contributor IT HAS BEEN NO SECRET that China has taken a strategic economic interest in the Caribbean region. China’s intention to expand its financial influence has been crystal clear — it is seeking new political alliances and …

 By Alexander G LeventhalOp-Ed Contributor IN JANUARY OF 2012, Venezuela announced that it would withdraw from the ICSID convention, a 1966 treaty that established an arbitration and conciliation institution based in Washington, DC to deal with international investment disputes. The …

 Above: members of the Bahamas government, cruise lines and the US Coast Guard (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian government recently concluded a joint “Black Swan” exercise with members of the United States Coast Guard and the …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There are “significant” problems in the way the United States delivers aid to Haiti, according to a report from the Washington-based Center for Economic and Policy Research. The report, Breaking Open …

 Above: the Umana Yana in Georgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and Guyana have signed an Open Skies air services agreement, the State Department Announced this week. The agreement was signed March 25 by US Ambassador to …

 Above: the Caracol Industrial Park (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States has disbursed more than $2.5 billion in Haiti since the earthquake in January 2010, according to a State Department release issued Wednesday. That number …

 Above: the Melia Cohiba hotel in Havana (Photo: Melia Hotels) By the Caribbean Journal staff Almost 2.84 million foreign tourists traveled to Cuba in 2012, according to a report in Cuba’s Granma government newspaper. That number reportedly represented growth of …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor There was a recent seminar in which the head of Jamaica’s FID (Financial Investigation Division) outlined the purpose of some new acts in process of legislation: namely, AML, POCA, FATCA, ARA (Money Laundering Act, Proceeds of …