(BBC) Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds has announced his retirement from professional cricket.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Officials from the left-leaning ALBA bloc of Latin American countries threw down the gauntlet to the United States yesterday by insisting Cuba participate in April’s Sixth Summit of the Americas in Colombia and asking the host country to invite the communist island.
BERLIN, (Reuters) – Oscar-winning documentary maker Kevin Macdonald has made what critics are calling the definitive biography of reggae legend Bob Marley, aided by the singer’s family and record label who have given the project their blessing.
The police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Kumar Plummer, 53 years of Line Path, Skeldon, whose body was found yesterday at Arimu Backdam, Cuyuni.
CARACAS/BRIDGETOWN, (Reuters) – A Barbados-based holding company led by executives of Venezuelan food and beermaker Empresas Polar has filed an international arbitration claim against President Hugo Chavez’s government over its nationalization of a fertilizer project, documents show.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Yuvraj Singh’s malignant lung tumour is almost out of his system following his first cycle of chemotherapy, the Indian cricketer said today.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Former West Indies opener Chris Gayle says he does not intend to apologise to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for comments he made in a radio interview last May regarding the team and the state of West Indies cricket.
(de Ware Tijd) SIPALIWINI – “Disi na wan gaang yepi (This is a big help)”, says Johan Djanie, captain of Dritabiki in reaction to the announcement by Minister Falisie Pinas of Transport, Communication and Tourism (TCT) that the state is subsidizing 40% of the fares of flights to the hinterland.
Fans who want to bid Whitney Houston farewell will be able to watch her private funeral on the Internet, according to the Associated Press.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A woman is in police custody after allegedly being held with cocaine at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.
(Barbados Nation) The recent heavy rainfall has a veteran St Philip farmer reaping his fill of spuds.
(Barbados Nation) With the overall rate of joblessness said to be in the order of 12.5 per cent, Barbadians have been filing for unemployment claims by the hundreds.
(Trinidad Guardian) Soldiers have moved into state-owned Petrotrin and set up base two days ahead of an impending strike action.
(Trinidad Express) Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has filed a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
(Trinidad Express) Ex-national coach Russell Latapy has sued the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) for over $5 million dollars which, he claims, represents salary owed to him and compensation for being wrongfully dismissed.
(Trinidad Express) Despite assurances from Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine, the National Petroleum Company (NP) and Petrotrin that there would be no shortage, panic-buying motorists purchased all the fuel at most service stations in South and Central Trinidad on Tuesday.
(Barbados Nation) REDjet has had a significant impact on Barbados’ visitor arrivals from the Caribbean and Tourism Minister Richard Sealy has affirmed government’s commitment to supporting the local carrier as a result.
REDjet today announced plans to begin service to St Maarten from Barbados. In a statement, it said that having received the necessary licences required to fly to St Maarten, the airline will launch sales in around two weeks and anticipates sale of its “famously low fares” during the first week of March.
(Barbados Nation) Contrary to rumours, Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown has not been banned from attending her funeral.
The AFC this afternoon called on President Donald Ramotar to apologise to the electorate and retract charges he made in a newspaper interview that the AFC and the APNU manipulated the election results at certain polling stations.
The police say they are investigating an incident that occurred at about 0245h today where a suspected molotov cocktail was thrown at a building at Sheriff and Garnett Streets, Georgetown.
A man who travelled to the US from Guyana last Sunday was busted with 11 pounds of cocaine packed in the false sides of his bag at the J F Kennedy Airport in New York.
Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon today said that President Donald Ramotar’s recent accusations that APNU and AFC manipulated the results of the 2011 general elections are justifiable.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has launched a wave of state-backed social programmes in the run-up to an October presidential election.
Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd has resigned from the West Indies Cricket Board citing the controversy posed in relation to his role as Head of the Interim Management Committee to run local cricket.