(Jamaica Observer) – Gunmen on Sunday morning shot dead a 56-year-old policeman and injured his son, 25, in the parish of Westmoreland.
More criticism of planned APD increase The head of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) said Monday that the planned increase in the UK’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) will hinder efforts to reduce poverty in developing countries.
(Trinidad Express) A soldier who once trained and enlisted as a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force elite Special Forces Unit has been convicted alongside six others for a series of offences arising out of the kidnapping and murder of US war veteran Balram Maharaj.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Government has awarded a contract worth more than TT$2.1 billion to a subsidiary of an Italian company to supply four helicopters for use by the country’s Air Guard, Web sites and wire services have reported.
(Jamaica Gleaner) South Central St Catherine Member of Parliament (MP) Sharon Hay-Webster has decided to give up the land of her birth – the United States of America (USA).
(Barbados Nation) Govern-ment is concerned that landlords are kicking Barbadian tenants from rental homes and converting them into rooms.
(Antigua Sun) – The Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda has renewed efforts to track down the sources of illegal guns entering the country.
(Antigua Sun) – A Guyanese man who faces deportation after pleading guilty to remaining in Antigua after the expiration of a permit has asked the court for time to sell his two cars and house.
HAVANA (Reuters) – Russia and Cuba have signed contracts that “set the bases” for Russian oil company Zarubezhneft to search for oil in Cuba’s part of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba’s state-run press said on Wednesday.
Turks police continue search Police in the Turks and Caicos Islands say they are keeping up search and recovery efforts for missing Haitians whose boat sank earlier this week.
(Barbados nation) – There is a backlog of up to 6,000 Caribbean nationals seeking immigrant status in Barbados.
(BBC) – It appears that the protracted dispute between management and pilots of regional carrier LIAT could be resolved soon.
MIAMI, (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard yesterday called off its search for up to 67 Haitian migrants missing from a wooden sailboat that sank off the Turks and Caicos Islands, saying they were presumed lost at sea.
ATLANTA, (Reuters) – About half the U.S. population should get vaccinated against H1N1 influenza but pregnant women and healthcare workers should be at the front of the line, U.S.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cash-strapped Cuba should consider putting more of its state-run economy in the hands of producers, as President Raul Castro has done with agriculture, the country’s top economic commentator said yesterday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Patrick Manning disclosed on Monday night that an unnamed organisation was behind a plot to kill him.
HOLGUIN, Cuba, (Reuters) – More belt-tightening may lie ahead for Cuba as President Raul Castro said yesterday the government will look at making its second “adjustment to expenditures” this year due to the effects of the global financial crisis.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaican families, heavily dependent on remittances, are feeling the tight squeeze of reduction in inflows.
Jamaica Observer) Lady Bustamante, highly regarded as a defender of women’s and workers’ rights, and widow of late former Prime Minister and National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante, died in the Tony Thwaites Wing of the University Hospital of the West Indies on Saturday afternoon.
(Trinidad Express) The Government has sent out a “Staff Notice” to heads of T&T overseas missions informing them of the education drive by the People’s National Movement (PNM), a move that one former diplomat describes as “very worrying” in that this constitutes a party notice being sent out to Government workers.
(Trinidad Express) – The Health Ministry on Thursday released figures giving the number of suspected dengue fever cases for 2009, but made no mention of the two known cases where the virus killed citizens.
Grenada AG resigns Grenada’s Attorney General James Bristol has resigned, following his acknowledgement of an “error in judgment” in writing to a United States Prosecutor for clemency for his stepson on the official letterhead of the Attorney General’s office.
CDB aid package for Haiti The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced a four year aid programme for Haiti.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela will not withdraw its remaining diplomats from Honduras, ignoring an ultimatum by the de facto government of the Central American country, the Venezuelan foreign ministry said yesterday.
(BBC) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will have to reassess ties with Colombia, which is set to allow the US to use its bases for anti-drug flights.
Sao Paulo (BBC News) – A young black teenager in Brazil is nearly three times more likely to die as a result of violence than a white adolescent, a new report has concluded.
(Antigua Sun) – The inability by regional governments to subsidise the airline industry has been cited as among the reasons why LIAT has to maintain high fares.
(Trinidad Express) There will be change in the United National Congress, Chaguanas MP Jack Warner said on Monday.
(Antigua Sun) The prime ministers of LIAT’s three main shareholder governments, David Thompson of Barbados, Baldwin Spencer of Antigua and Barbuda and Dr.
QUITO, (Reuters) – Lonesome George, the last remaining giant tortoise of his kind, may soon be a father to the delight of conservationists.
(Antigua Sun) – Up to last weekend, operations at regional airline LIAT were not fully back to normal, following several delays and cancellations of flights late last week.
– toddler, 20-year-old nursing gunshot wounds (Jamaica Observer) – A two-year-old boy in York Town, Farm Pen in Clarendon is this morning waking up with the sting of a gunshot injury, and perhaps the memory of a door being kicked in and the explosions and blood that followed.
(Trinidad Guardian) – A magistrate has reported one of his colleagues for alleged misconduct, and the matter is now in the hands of Chief Justice Ivor Archie.
– UNC MP (Trinidad Express) Opposition MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh on Saturday charged that Government was carrying out a policy of political discrimination that was targeting one particular ethnic grouping in T&T.
(Trinidad Express) Presi-dent George Maxwell Richards and Prime Minister Patrick Manning, as well as government ministers and opposition MPs, should not get salary increases because of the current economic downturn in the country.
Education minister takes firm stance against foreign students (Antigua Sun) – A stern warning has gone out to non-national parents who may be pondering getting their children into the school system next term.
(Trinidad Express) – Haitian priest Fr Enel Almeus will not be excommunicated from the Catholic Church for having sex.
(Trinidad Express) – Police Constable Dave Burnett has temporarily escaped the hangman’s noose because of a glaring error committed by the judge who presided over his trial.
Minimal Caribbean growth expected The World Bank has said it could lend up to $14 billion to Latin American and Caribbean countries in the fiscal year that began this month.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – Prime Minister, Bruce Golding has sought to defend the government’s imminent return to a borrowing relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
(Jamaica Observer) – A Nigerian software engineer, who is accused of marrying three Jamaican women over a six-month period last year, was offered bail in the sum of $200,000 in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
(Jamaica Observer) – A Jamaican woman who has been convicted for dealing in illegal drugs by a British court has asked that country’s immigration department not to deport her because she is a lesbian and would be persecuted if sent back to her homeland.
(Trinidad Express) – A man died inside his car while waiting for his daughter outside a primary school on Wednesday.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A prominent businessman in Little London Westmoreland, Jamaica was murdered yesterday morning.
(Antigua Sun) – Guyanese Mark Pluck was denied bail after his lawyer Vere Bird Jr made an application on his behalf before Chief Magistrate Ivan Walters.
(Antigua Sun) – A 21-year-old Bolans man was allegedly raped at gunpoint early Monday morning and the police are investigating the incident.
No ALBA for DomRep The President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez has been quoted as saying he hasn’t considered making his country part of the Venezuelan-backed political and economic grouping known as ALBA.
-escape with $2M, fire shots Armed bandits on Monday evening robbed an overseas-based family at Guava Bush, Albion, Corentyne of almost $2M in cash and jewellery and a suspect has been taken into custody.
(Trinidad Express) Secondary school students in the Caribbean region are “digital kids stuck in analogue classrooms,” says Dr Didacus Jules, chief executive officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC).
(Trinidad Express) Brothers Joseph and Jason Lawrence wanted to stay away from bad company, so they invited a few friends to play cards at their home.