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Guyana, TSA Sign Cooperation Agreement on Aviation Security

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has secured an agreement with the United States of America Transportation Security Administration to engage in cooperation on civil aviation issues. The agreement’s terms include the development and modernization of the …

US, Cuba Officially Restore Diplomatic Relations, Reopen Embassies

 New embassies in Washington and Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff In a historic moment for the region, the United States and Cuba reopened their respective embassies in Washington and Havana on Monday morning, officially restoring diplomatic relations. American and …

US, Jamaica Sign Deal to Build Major New Solar Energy Plant

 Above: the signing ceremony in Jamaica (JIS Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United States’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has signed a $47 million financing agreement with WRB Enterprises for the development of a 20-megawatt solar plant in York …

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 Above: the Hyatt Regency Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has launched a high-profile, three-city road show in the United States. The three-city tour, which began in downtown Atlanta this week, is aimed at courting business in …

 Above: US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from the United States and Cuba held high-level talks in Washington on Friday. According to US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, the talks, which focused …

 Above: a wind farm in the Caribbean (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A major wind farm project in Jamaica will soon receive a major boost from the United States government. According to the United States’ Overseas Private Investment …

 Above: Mia Love By the Caribbean Journal staff Utah’s Mia Love made history Tuesday night, becoming the first-ever Haitian-American to be elected to the United States House of Representatives. Love, a Republican, defeated Democrat Doug Owens in the race, two …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from the United States and Cuba met in Havana this week for talks on the implementation of the two countries’ 1994 and 1995 migration accords. The discussions, which were held on Thursday, …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is seeing an increase in traffic from its largest tourist source market, the government said this week. So far this year, arrivals from the United States are up 12 percent …

 Above: the Ronald Reagan Building By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the Caribbean’s biggest source market for tourism, but the region is now looking to the United States for a wave of new investment. Around 200 US investors and entrepreneurs …

 Above: Landon Donovan with the MVP trophy By the Caribbean Journal staff The lone remaining Caribbean Basin challenger in the Gold Cup didn’t quite have what it took to defeat the United States in the Gold Cup Final. The US …

 Above: Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff US and Cuban officials held their first bilateral migration talks since the beginning of 2011 on Wednesday. The talks covered the implementation of the 1994 and 1995 US-Cuba Migration Accords, according to a …

 Above: Tom Kelly By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and the Bahamas are set to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding on Counter-Piracy, the US State Department announced this weekend. Tom Kelly, the Acting Assistant Secretary of State …

 Above: US Vice President Joe Biden and Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: OPM Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden and Haiti President Michel Martelly signed a US-CARICOM Trade and Investment Framework Agreement agreement on …

 Above: Haiti Agriculture Minister Thomas Jacques and US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo: USDA) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Agriculture Secretary met Monday with Haiti Agriculture Minister Thomas Jacques for talks in Washington. The talks included food security, …

 Above: US Attorney General Eric Holder and Haiti President Michel Martelly (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE – The United States will continue its “best efforts” to ensure regional security in the Caribbean, Attorney General Eric Holder said at a …

 Above: the Mount Gay Distillery in Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados, other CARICOM states and the Dominican Republic are currently engaged in “high-level” talks with United States officials on the issue of rum subsidies, according to …

 Above: a community rehabilitation project in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Three years after the earthquake, Haiti is “at a crossroads,” according Michael Posner, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour. …