LONDON (Reuters) – A sexually suggestive Venus figurine with oversized breasts and thighs dates back at least 35,000 years and shows ancient humans had sex on their minds, researchers said today.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro accused Mexico’s government of not revealing an outbreak of H1N1 flu during a visit by U.S.
(Trinidad Express) A tremendous new wave of industrial activity would be generated in Trinidad and Tobago when it gets through the present economic slowdown, Prime Minister Patrick Manning said on Monday.
(Nassau Guardian) Nassau – Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has introduced three bills in the House of Assembly that seek to reform the insurance sector in the wake of the collapse of CLICO Bahamas.
(Trinidad Guardian) – Officers of the Homicide Bureau are investigating five murders which took place between Friday and Sunday.
Crisis summit coming It was announced at the weekend that Caricom leaders will hold a special summit in Trinidad later this month devoted to the international economic downturn.
Lethem attracting interest (Trinidad Guardian) Repub-lic Bank chairman Ronald Harford and Barbadian billionaire Kyffin Simpson were at the forefront of an international team of investors who visited Boa Vista city in the north of Brazil last week, media sources in that country said on Friday.
(Trinidad Express) Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma on Saturday heaped praise upon the late Dr Eric Williams, hailing his vision on several societal issues.
(Jamaica Observer) Prime Minister Bruce Golding on Friday urged the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to forge a unified approach to effectively address issues such as the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and fallout from the current global economic crisis.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – Earl Fray, father of Stephen Fray, attempted hijacker, is expected to be charged with ‘negligence caused in the theft or loss of a firearm’ by the police.
Taiwan chases Grenada funds Jilted Taiwan is demanding the immediate repayment of US$25 million owned by Grenada.
(BBC) – The opposition in Barbados has told the government to prepare for a backlash over a planned amnesty for illegal aliens from Caribbean Community (Caricom) nations.
Haitian MPs cry fraud Some lawmakers have alleged that there was fraud in last month’s parliamentary elections in Haiti.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela yesterday approved legislation allowing the nationalization of a group of oil service companies, opening the door for future takeovers as President Hugo Chavez extends control over the oil industry.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – Staring nine counts of illegal possession of a firearm, shooting with intent and robbery with aggravation in the face, accused attempted hijacker Stephen Fray wasn’t about to look at any of the two judges in court on Tuesday.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – It was 30 minutes of terror which the survivors will never forget.
Banker says lending has declined Loan demand in the Caribbean is tapering off during the financial crisis, according to a senior regional banker.
(Trinidad Guardian) – The common-law wife of a man accused of kidnapping eight-year-old Leah Lammy smiled on Tuesday after she was granted $25,000 bail by a Chaguanas magistrate.
Taxi driver to be charged (Trinidad Express) Salis Mack – the “PH” taxi driver charged with kidnapping and robbing eight-year-old Leah Lammy in a case still unsolved – is to be charged with the murders of two women found tortured and killed.
(Trinidad Express) Works and Transport Minister Colm Imbert says “it is impossible” that he could have “spirited away US$6 million” from a stadium project in Grenada which his firm, ICS, carried out ten years ago, as has been claimed by two Opposition MPs in the Parliament and the subcontractor on the job, NH (International) Caribbean Ltd (NHIC).
White House quizzed on Caribbean Caribbean concerns about a new US crackdown on offshore tax centres were raised by a journalist at a White House press briefing on Monday.
(Jamaica Observer) – Three men were shot dead as police and soldiers engaged in a stand-off with gunmen in the volatile Mountain View community in Kingston on Sunsay.
Pay talks resume The St Lucian Prime Minister, Stephenson King, was to meet labour leaders yesterday to try to head off more unrest.
(Barbados Nation) – Extra medical personnel and new systems have been implemented at the Grantley Adams International Airport and the Bridgetown Port in an attempt to keep the swine flu virus out of Barbados.
CARACAS (Reuters) – An earthquake sent residents running from their homes and shook buildings across oil exporting Venezuela’s densely populated coastal region, including the capital Caracas, before dawn yesterday.