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Americas summit should include Cuba, Latin leftists tell U.S.

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.

One Love: Marley film has Berlin critics crowing

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.

Trussed up watchman found dead in Cuyuni

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.

Polar beer firm files arbitration against Chavez gov’t

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.

Chris Gayle says no rethinking of his decision

(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.

Suriname subsidizing flights to its interior

(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.

Russell Latapy sues T&T football association

(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.

Gas rush in T&T as strike looms

(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.

REDjet boosting Barbados tourist arrivals

(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 gets set for St Maarten

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.

Apologise to the electorate – AFC urges President

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.

Channa bomb thrown at Sheriff St business

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. 

Lloyd resigns from WICB

-says hopes members of the board will do soul searching

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.