Rushdie in Jamaica Controversial author Sir Salman Rushdie checks his messages and e-mails at Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth yesterday as he prepares for his participation today at the Calabash International Literary Festival. (Jamaica Observer photo) Today's Frontpage » Share on Facebook Tweet This Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: More in Regional News Brazil sees 2016 budget deficit, puts pressure on Congress Fire in Venezuela prison kills 17 people, prosecutor says Venezuela says oil price drop triggers smaller medicine orders Twenty now confirmed dead in Dominica from Erika As the need for power surges, are small – or big – dams the answer? Tropical Storm Erika floods Dominica, heads for U.S. East Coast Distraught Colombians flee Venezuela as border dispute intensifies T&T gov’t to build science city Brazil judge says president’s ex-chief of staff may have been bribedComments About these commentsThe comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.