CJ Politics

Ruling Party Wins Aruba Election

September 28, 2013 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment


Above: PM Mike Eman celebrates victory By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba Prime Minister Mike Eman's ruling Aruban People's Party claimed victory in the Dutch island's elections on Friday. The AVP won 13 seats in the Estates of Aruba, with the People's Electoral Movement (MEP) finishing second with seven seats, according to preliminary results from Aruba's more...

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Audley Shaw Announces Bid For Leadership of Jamaica Labour Party

September 15, 2013 | 9:02 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Audley Shaw By the Caribbean Journal staff Following months of speculation, Jamaican Opposition MP Audley Shaw announced Sunday that he would be challenging Andrew Holness for the leadership of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party. Shaw made the announcement in an address on Sunday, calling for the JLP to "recapture the fervour of the founding years of our more...

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A New Opposition Leader in Jamaica?

August 26, 2013 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: Audley Shaw By the Caribbean Journal staff Could the Jamaica Labour Party get a new leader? Opposition Member of Parliament and former Jamaican Finance Minister Audley Shaw seems to have thrown thrown his hat in the ring to challenge current Opposition Leader and former Prime Minister Andrew Holness as leader of the Jamaica Labour Party. The move comes more...

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Curacao Swears In New Prime Minister

June 11, 2013 | 10:02 am | 0 Comment


Above: New Prime Minister Ivar Asjes By the Caribbean Journal staff Ivar Asjes will lead a new government in Curacao, following his swearing-in last week. Asjes succeeds Daniel Hodge as Prime Minister, who had been serving on a provisional basis since 2012. Asjes' installation as PM came one month after the assassination of Helmin Wiels, a lawyer and the more...

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Haiti Diaspora Minister Resigns

June 11, 2013 | 8:15 am | 0 Comment


Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bernice Fidelia, Haiti's Minister of Haitians Living Abroad, has resigned from the country's Cabinet, according to a statement from the office of Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. Fidelia will be replaced "until further notice" by Foreign Minister Pierre Richard Casimir. It is the latest more...

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Dominica Renames Sporting Complex For Pair of Fallen Footballers

May 1, 2013 | 9:11 am | 0 Comment


Above: Roseau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica's government has moved to rename a sporting complex in La Plaine for a coach and footballer who died in an accident on April 19. Kurt Hector, coach of Dominica's national football team, and footballer Norran Jno Hope died when their vehicle fell into a sinkhole at Pond Case on April 19. They were more...

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A Look at Grenada’s Future Parliament

April 22, 2013 | 12:30 am | 0 Comment


Above: a rendering of the new Parliament building by COCOA By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada's government has officially released the designs for its new planned Parliament building. The building will replace the country's former Parliament, which was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. It will be located on Grenada's Mt Wheldale. The design is by more...

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Moody’s Upgrades Belize Credit Rating, Warns of “Debt Overhang”

April 15, 2013 | 8:25 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Parliament in Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff New York-based Moody's has upgraded the credit rating on Belize's government bonds, the firm announced Monday. The rating has been lifted to Caa2 from Ca, with a "stable" outlook. The move comes after Belize restructured its $547 million "Superbond," which is due in 2029. That included what became more...

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Durandis: On the Resignations in Haiti

April 13, 2013 | 5:37 pm | 0 Comment


By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor OFTEN, WHEN ONE ASKS average Haitians, “how are things?” there is the simple answer of: “Nou la, n’ap kenbe,” we are here, we’re holding up. That might give the impression that all is well. But underneath this laconic answer hides a deep mystery and profound misery. The Haitian people have been conditioned and are more...

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Grenada Names First Female Governor General, Cecile La Grenade

April 10, 2013 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has named Dr Cecile La Grenade the country's first-ever female Governor General, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell announced in a national address Tuesday night. La Grenade will be succeeding current Governor General Sir Carlyle Glean. "With more women in our Parliament than ever before, it is more...

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