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Audley Shaw Announces Bid For Leadership of Jamaica Labour Party

 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 ... [ Read More ]

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A New Opposition Leader in Jamaica?

 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 ... [ Read More ]

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Curacao Swears In New Prime Minister

 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 ... [ Read More ]

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 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 ... [ Read More ]

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 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 ... [ Read More ]

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 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 ... [ Read More ]

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 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 ... [ Read More ]

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 By Ilio DurandisCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]

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 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 ... [ Read More ]

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 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Baroness Margaret Thatcher’s name will always have a distinguished connotation in the Caribbean. Thatcher died at the Ritz London Hotel on Monday after a stroke. In many ways, Thatcher can be considered a unique politician who ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Parliament in Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff Maranco Energy Belize Limited, which is currently searching for oil in the Orange Walk District in the country’s northeastern region, has discovered an “encouraging oil show,” according to the government. The ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Jamaica’s Parliament (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica officially began the 2013/2014 session of Parliament on Thursday with a ceremony at Gordon House. The session officially began with the Throne Speech delivered by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen. ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Zambia Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili began an official visit to Cuba on Monday. The visit is part of an effort to renew the sports cooperation agreement signed between Cuba and Zambia in 2007, ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: St George’s Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government will deliver its budget in the next two to three weeks ahead of the April 30 deadline, according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell. The Prime Minister ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Fidel Castro (Photo: GC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban President Fidel Castro voted in the country’s election’s Sunday, his first prolonged public appearance since 2010. In recent elections, Castro had voted remotely. Cuba said Castro voted in ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has officially “rung the bell,” calling new national elections for Feb. 21. Freundel Stuart, the leader of the ruling Democratic Labour Party, is seeking ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Front Row: Premier, Juliana O’Connor-Connolly; Governor Duncan Taylor; Rolston Anglin; Back Row: Attorney General Hon. Samuel Bulgin, Cline Astor Glidden, Jr, Mark Scotland and Hon. Dwayne Stanley Seymour.              By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the appointment of the territory’s ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: The Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly By Alexander Britell Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has been named the new Premier of the Cayman Islands, according to a statement from Governor Duncan Taylor. Taylor said a majority of the elected members of the United ... [ Read More ]