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Guyana, United Nations Sign Memorandum to Combat Drug Smuggling

 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 …

Kingston Native Sanya Richards-Ross Wins Gold for United States

 Above: Jamaican native Sanya Richards-Ross crosses the finish line (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sanya Richards-Ross, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica but grew up in the United States, has won the gold medal in the 400-metre …

Haiti Breaks Ground on Disaster Response Facilities in Miragoâne

 Above: Miragoane (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Emergency Operations Centre in Haiti’s Miragoâne broke ground this week, a facility that will include a disaster relief warehouse and a fire station. The project is the product …

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 Above: local musicians at the workshop in Georgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and the United States Embassy in Georgetown recently collaborated to host a series of music workshops and a concert at …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff New United States Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean Larry Palmer visited St Lucia this week, part of what the two countries hope is a closer diplomatic relationship. St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony welcomed …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and United States Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten have signed into effect a partnership framework aimed at supporting Haiti’s health strategy. The …

 Above: new US Ambassador to Panama Jonathan Farrar with President Ricardo Martinelli and Foreign Minister Francisco Alvarez de Soto (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new United States and Indonesian Ambassadors to Panama delivered their credentials to President …

 Above: Bahamian Foreign Minister Brent Symonette and US Charge d’Affaires John Dinkelman (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of the Bahamas and the United States are in the process of negotiations to define the maritime border …

 Above: Guatemala’s Otto Perez Molina, Haiti’s Michel Martelly and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez By Alexander Britell This week, heads of state from around the region will gather in Cartagena, Colombia for the Sixth Summit of the Americas, on the theme of …

 Above: Hubert Charles, Dominica’s Permanent Representative to the OAS (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is the latest Caribbean nation to receive a firearm marking machine from the Organization of American States. The OAS firearm marking …

 By José AzelOp-Ed Contributor US economic sanctions against Cuba were first authorized in 1961 when President John F Kennedy issued an executive order in response to the Cuban government’s expropriation without compensation of American assets. Five decades later, the issue …

 Above: the announcement of the new base (Photo: Rafael Beltre) By the Caribbean Journal staff After the announcement of a new United States-built naval station in the Dominican Republic led to a whirl of activity on Twitter, the Dominican government …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and St Kitts and Nevis have signed an open-skies air transport agreement. The agreement, which was signed last week, strengthens what the US State Department called “already strong” trade and tourism links …

 Above: Jamaica’s Wigton Wind Farm By the Caribbean Journal staff By 2030, Jamaica could be on its way to achieving a reduction in the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuels. The country spends billions each year to import crude oil, …

 Above: Bahamian Agriculture Minister Lawrence Cartwright, National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest and US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano have a brief conversation during a reception at Atlantis on Wednesday (BIS photo/Kristaan Ingraham) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas …

 Above: Charlestown, Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States have formally established diplomatic relations. OECS Director General Dr Len Ishmael called it “the beginning of a new chapter in …

 Above: the UN Security Council (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nine countries are campaigning for elections tomorrow to decide the five non-permanent seats on the Security Council during 2012-13. While the Latin America and Caribbean region will have …

 Above: Ambassador Brent Hardt and President Bharrat Jagdeo (Photo: GINA) Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo met with new United States Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt to reaffirm what he called a commitment to open, candid and constructive dialogue between the two …