Caribbean http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28675/all en Barbados to hold general elections on Feb. 21 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/barbados-hold-general-elections-feb-21 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRIDGETOWN, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Barbados will hold general elections on Feb. 21, the country's prime minister announced as he grapples with slumping popularity over his handling of the Caribbean island's economy.</p> <p>Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of the ruling Democratic Labour Party will seek his first full term in office in the vote in the former British colony.</p> <p>Stuart announced the new election date late on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/barbados-hold-general-elections-feb-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caribbean Government Politics of Barbados Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:30:57 +0000 5741627 at http://www.globalpost.com Caribbean writers to meet in Guadeloupe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/caribbean-writers-meet-guadeloupe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Writers from the English, French and Dutch speaking Caribbean meet here next week for the third International Congress of Caribbean Writers.</p><P>The organisers said that the April 10-13 event will be held under the theme "Our Fight for Freedom, A Collective Epic".</p><P>The main objectives of the four-day event s to increase the awareness and afford opportunities for the distribution of Caribbean literature globally.</p><P>"The spirit of the Congress of Caribbean Writers is that the greater sharing of our experiences and our cultural heritage remains the best way of communicating with th</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/caribbean-writers-meet-guadeloupe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caribbean Caribbean Caribbean literature Guadeloupe Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:06:43 +0000 Asianet 5807044 at http://www.globalpost.com Private sector called on to help save the Caribbean Sea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/private-sector-called-help-save-the-caribbean-sea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> As the World Ocean Council (WOC) gets ready to host the Save our Seas conference (SOS) 2013, the Washington-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) has issued a call for private sector leadership in securing the future of the Caribbean Sea.</p><P>“SOS 2013 is an unparalleled, world-class gathering of the diverse ocean business community. It sets the agenda for ensuring responsible industry operations,” said Dr. Claire Nelson, ICS’ Jamaican-born president.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/private-sector-called-help-save-the-caribbean-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caribbean Caribbean International waters Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:19:46 +0000 Asianet 5807823 at http://www.globalpost.com Regional leaders discuss wide ranging issues including CARICOM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/regional-leaders-discuss-wide-ranging-issues-including-caricom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Prime Minister Freundel Stuart hinting that the global economic crisis may have forced Caribbean countries to become more inward looking, says nonetheless the regional integration movement is “alive and well”.</p><P> “The perception that the (regional integration) process has slowed, I think, may have more to do with the fact that the stakeholder countries have had to become more inward looking as they deal with the economic challenges from the global economic downturn,” he said as he welcomed his Grenadian counterpart Dr.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/regional-leaders-discuss-wide-ranging-issues-including-caricom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Caribbean International trade Technology Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:47:16 +0000 Asianet 5816680 at http://www.globalpost.com Suspect arrested in attack on Jamaican prime minister's brother http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/suspect-arrested-attack-jamaican-prime-ministers-brother <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Horace Helps</p> <p>KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaican police arrested a suspect on Monday in the beating, stabbing and robbery of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's older brother last week.</p> <p>Andre Foreman, 21, of Kingston, was detailed on charges of aggravated robbery, wounding with intent to kill and illegal possession of a firearm. He is due to appear in court on Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/suspect-arrested-attack-jamaican-prime-ministers-brother" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caribbean Government Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 07 May 2013 14:38:25 +0000 5832504 at http://www.globalpost.com Its tourism down to a trickle, Haiti sees hope for a revival in surge of private investment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130707/impoverished-haiti-hopes-160-million-develop-high-end-touris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONTROUIS, Haiti - The Club Indigo beach resort north of the Haiti capital was crowded with U.N. peacekeepers, aid workers, diplomats and missionaries on a recent Sunday. But the only real, live tourists seemed to be Anne Fournier and her husband.</p> <p>The young couple from Montreal is a rarity in this afflicted country. Crime, health scares, hurricanes and the monster earthquake of January 2010 have badly damaged the tourism that was once a mainstay of the Haitian economy, attracting the likes of Mick Jagger and Jackie Onassis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140217/despite-financial-woes-jamaica-aims-become-global-port-hub-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caribbean Environment Jamaica Political geography Politics Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:45:57 +0000 6072640 at http://www.globalpost.com Despite financial woes, Jamaica aims to become global port hub and transform economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140217/despite-financial-woes-jamaica-aims-become-global-port-hub-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OLD HARBOR, Jamaica - This hardscrabble harbour town on Jamaica's southern coast seems an unlikely contender in an emerging regional competition over the shipping routes that carry global trade.</p> <p>But as Jamaica joins a rush to lure the bigger, deeper-drafting ships expected to cross an expanded Panama Canal by mid-2015, political leaders and civic boosters envision the Old Harbor area as a cornerstone of what they envision as a transformative, dream development for the Caribbean island.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140217/despite-financial-woes-jamaica-aims-become-global-port-hub-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caribbean Environment Jamaica Political geography Politics Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:45:57 +0000 6072639 at http://www.globalpost.com ECLAC: LatAm, Caribbean port activity confirms slowdown in foreign trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140625/eclac-latam-caribbean-port-activity-confirms-slowdown-foreign-trade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Santiago, Jun 25 (EFE).- Container movement at ports in Latin America and the Caribbean grew just 1.7 percent in 2013, confirming the slowdown in the region's foreign trade, the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said Wednesday.</p> <p>That figure was significantly lower than the 14 percent growth in port activity in both 2010 and 2011 and the 5.9 percent expansion in 2012, Santiago-based ECLAC said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140625/eclac-latam-caribbean-port-activity-confirms-slowdown-foreign-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caribbean Caribbean Economy of the Caribbean Human Interest United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Agencia EFE Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:32:21 +0000 6187339 at http://www.globalpost.com Full text: President Xi's joint written interview with media from four Latin American and Caribbean countries (3) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140714/full-text-president-xis-joint-written-interview-media-four-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>6. How would you comment on the current level of relations between China and Latin America and the Caribbean? What are your plans and visions for the growth of the overall relationship between the two sides?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140714/full-text-president-xis-joint-written-interview-media-four-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Caribbean Latin America Technology Xinhua News Agency Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:31:37 +0000 6204601 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan to set up new economic aid programs for Caribbean Community http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140728/japan-set-new-economic-aid-programs-caribbean-communit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday pledged to launch new economic aid programs for the 14 member states of the Caribbean Community to continue support for the countries even after Japan's official development assistance ends.</p> <p> At the first summit meeting between Japan and the community dubbed CARICOM, Abe also mentioned the issue of a nation unilaterally trying to change the status quo by force, apparently with China in mind.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140728/japan-set-new-economic-aid-programs-caribbean-communit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Caribbean International relations Technology Kyodo News International Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:20:23 +0000 6217184 at http://www.globalpost.com