(Barbados Nation) Undocumented Caribbean migrants who have made no attempt to regularise their status in Barbados will be asked to leave.
(Trinidad Express) Sagicor Financial Corporation is in a strong financial position, the company’s president said last week following concerns raised about the financial institution after it issued more than 11.7 million new shares in a private placement in Barbados.
MANAGUA, (Reuters) – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega issued a decree on Saturday that could extend the terms of electoral officials supporting his controversial bid for re-election in 2011, a move the opposition says oversteps his powers.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Government’s guarantee to Clico’s policyholders and depositors does not apply to investors who had money in the insurance company’s mutual funds, Central Bank Governor Ewart Williams has confirmed.
(Jamaica Observer) – Prime Minister Bruce Golding admitted on Wednesday evening to feeling the pressure of his job, but disclosed an unorthodox way of tackling the stress of the nation’s problems; he heads for the kitchen.
(Antigua Sun) – After having been denied bail last December (2009) in the St John’s Magistrates’ Court, a Guyanese woman charged with forging an Antigua and Barbuda immigration extension stamp has finally been released until her trial.
(Jamaica Observer) – The majority of the more than 51,000 offensive weapons seized by the police last year, were taken from children and persons who loiter in public spaces, Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Glenmore Hinds disclosed.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – The Jamaica Constabulary Force has released the murder figures for 2009.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – Contractor General Gregg Christie has revealed that his office has uncovered an elaborate criminal conspiracy involving a group of sham contractors, exploiting the National Housing Trust (NHT).
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States denied yesterday Cuban allegations that a US contractor detained in Cuba last month for distributing satellite communications equipment is an American spy.
Storm rushed to Barbados The son of Vincentian Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has been rushed to Barbados for medical attention after being badly hurt in a traffic accident on Wednesday.
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – The United States urged Honduras on Tuesday to form a unity government and establish a truth commission to investigate the country’s June coup, suggesting that US aid may hinge on these conditions.
CARACAS (Reuters) – President Hugo Chavez’s government has relaxed unpopular electricity rationing at malls amid an energy crisis that dampened the New Year’s fun of shopaholic and party-loving Venezuelans.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Standing defiantly in front of his mother, the skinny boy orders his drunken father to stop beating her.
No casino gambling Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has given the thumbs down to casino gambling on the island.
…but will crack down on undocumented (Barbados Nation) Government will not be rounding up any illegal immigrants still in Barbados but will continue to crack down on undocumented CARICOM nationals involved in criminal activity.
(Trinidad Express) A Guyanese national wanted for the murder of 29-year-old Nyla Khan was arrested in a forested area at Rio Claro on Monday.
(Trinidad Guardian) The recent decision by Sagicor Financial Corporation (SFC) to raise capital by making a private placement of its shares has puzzled and perplexed three local financial analysts and stock market observers.
BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombian guerrillas have entered into “an unholy alliance” with Islamic extremists who are helping the Marxist rebels smuggle cocaine through Africa on its way to European consumers, a US official told Reuters.
(Jamaica Observer) Eleven persons died by the gun, including three by police bullets, in the first two days of the New Year, as the Grim Reaper set a blistering start to 2010.
Skerrit: ‘not business as usual’Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has warned his incoming cabinet ministers not to expect their job to be an eight to four one.
(Jamaica Observer) The bloodshed that marked 2009 as one of Jamaica’s most violent years continued unabated on Friday with the police reporting that gunmen shot dead four persons as the country ushered in the New Year.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – One woman was shot dead, six houses torched and an entire community left traumatised as heavily armed thugs wreaked havoc in volatile Salt Spring, St James, between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
(Antigua Sun) – Two Guyanese men were convicted and ordered removed from the state upon completion of their sentences when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Ivan Walters in the St.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela rejected yesterday Dutch reassurances that the US military was using the Netherlands’ Caribbean islands only for drug surveillance, accusing it of complicity with a planned US “aggression.” The alleged threat of US intervention in the oil-producing South American nation has become a central element of President Hugo Chavez’s discourse and a rallying cry for his supporters.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez scoffed on Wednesday at US magazine Newsweek‘s predictions that he would be toppled by a military coup and his Cuban mentor Fidel Castro would die in 2010.
NEW YORK/HOUSTON/ BEIJING (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has quit a long-held lease for 5 million barrels of Caribbean oil storage near the key US market and state giant PetroChina is poised to move in, industry sources say, a potentially major shift in global oil trade dynamics.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s government accused the United States yesterday of fomenting violence to undermine the Iranian administration.
(Antigua Sun) – Just days after it was announced that the US Justice Department is investigating contributions made to lawmakers by Allen Stanford, a democratic representative has been listed as one who benefited from the former billionaire at the expense of his clients.
-in attack on drugs-for-guns syndicate (Jamaica Gleaner) Police in St Elizabeth are on the hunt for the sole survivor of a group of five gunmen who engaged lawmen in a shoot-out on Monday.
(Trinidad Express) Crime has forced the Witco Desperadoes to flee their Laventille Hill home after more than 60 years and seek refuge in Belmont, officials of the panside said on Monday.
(Trinidad Express) A message which was posted on Facebook was said to be the reason why three women allegedly beat another before stabbing her multiple times two weeks ago.
(Jamaica Observer) – Seventeen persons were killed over the Christmas weekend, including six on Christmas Day, police reported.
(Trinidad Express) – While the rest of the country celebrated the festive season, two men were murdered on Sunday, bringing the number of people murdered in T&T for 2009 to 500, according to a Sunday Express tally.
Montserrat delays treaty signing Montserrat has said that it will not sign the treaty establishing an economic union of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean states today.
PARAMARIBO (Reuters) – Police and troops on Christmas Day put down a riot and looting rampage in Albina, a Surinamese town bordering French Guiana, in violence which wounded 13 people, a government minister said.
MIAMI, (Reuters) – U.S. federal authorities are investigating millions of dollars contributed by accused fraudster Allen Stanford and his staff to U.S.
(Trinidad Express) Killers, you have reached your mark. While the rest of the country celebrated the festive season, two men were murdered on Saturday, bringing the number of people murdered in T&T for 2009 to 500, according to a Sunday Express tally.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A study on violence and dancehall, led by Dr Donna Hope-Marquis, has found that there is no correlation between the two.
(Trinidad Guardian) United National Congress (UNC) leader Basdeo Panday has been given a major Christmas gift with the political endorsement of most of his Members of Parliament and Senators.
(Trinidiad Express) A $30 million fire in Tobago has left 95 people jobless.
Five injured, 9 missing in ship fire in Caribbean CARACAS (Reuters) – Nine sailors were killed and five were burned in a Christmas Day blaze aboard a Greek freighter in waters off a Venezuelan Caribbean island, the official Venezuelan news agency ABN reported on Friday.
(Trinidad Express) A woman used her body as a shield for her younger brother when gunmen began shooting at him Thursday morning.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – Prime Minister Bruce Golding dramatically changed course on Wednesday night as he roundly rescinded the General Consumption Tax (GCT) on a list of items announced by Finance Minister Audley Shaw a week ago.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Rafael Caldera, who served twice as Venezuela’s president and released current leader Hugo Chavez from jail after his failed coup attempt in the 1990s, died at age 93 on Thursday, his family and state media said.
(Jamaica Observer) – A probe to find out what caused American Airlines Flight 331 to plough through the perimeter fence at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Tuesday night and crash land close to the sea, will continue over the next few days as local and international investigators continue to comb the wreckage for clues.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – One hundred and forty-five passengers aboard American Airlines flight 331 from Miami narrowly missed death as the aircraft overran the Norman Manley International Airport runway in Kingston, ending inches away from the sea along the Port Royal main road on Tuesday night.
(BBC) Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has been sworn in for another term after leading his Labour Party to an overwhelming election win.
(Trinidad Express) Finance Minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira has taken ’offence’ to the description of the Property Tax bill as a revenue-raising measure.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Biting criticism of and widespread disgust with the Government’s latest tax package has forced the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government into reverse gear as it changes course on measures deemed by many to be “oppressive”.