Caribbean Region

Jamaica and the Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall in Montego Bay are set to host the fifth staging of the Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” presented by NIKE GOLF, December 8-12, 2010. Local, regional and international golf clubs are being invited to participate in the signature tournament.
The United States is to pump $77 million into the Caribbean next year as the region develops projects to fight crime and violence. The funds will be disbursed through the security partnership between Caribbean community (CARICOM), the Dominican Republic and the U.S. under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) launched last year. Julissa Reynoso, deputy sssistant secretary for Central America and the Caribbean, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, said the 2012 budget would be used in part to support greater coordination and control of border and maritime routes, training and capacity building for law enforcement and justice sector.
The country’s economic programme and the 2012/13 budget, though contractionary, can achieve growth, but will require strong public/private partnership going forward. This was stated by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, as heresponded to issues and concerns expressed at the recently held Public Forum on: ‘The Budget - the Debt and the Future’,  at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has received reports from concerned family members seeking support in locating their loved ones who travelled to the Bahamas in late February and early March 2012. Unconfirmed accounts indicate that approximately ten (10) Jamaican men travelled from Freeport, Bahamas to Miami, Florida by boat on Friday, 9 March 2012. Family members of five (5) of these missing men, have made contact with the Ministry, to request assistance in locating them. According to their families, no word has been received from them, since the date they were alleged to have gone on the afore-mentioned boat trip.
On Tuesday 24th of April, The Government of Anguilla's Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications, Utilities and Housing (MICUH) hosted the Anguilla Renewable Energy Integration Project (AREIP) Stakeholder Workshop at Paradise Cove Resort, Anguilla. Close to 100 local stakeholders gathered to listen and comment on the presentation of the initial report from the Project Consultants, Castalia Strategic Advisors. The AREIP is being funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) - a UK based development funding agency that aims to help decision-makers in developing countries design and deliver climate compatible development.