(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.