July, 2006

Trinidad’s CJ’s D-Day

Will the Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago, Satnarine Sharma, be placed in handcuffs today and whisked off to police heardquarters to be formally charged for perverting the course of justice?

Guyana election: Two main parties square off

The two main parties in the Guyana elections have squared off with the ruling party saying the Opposition PNCR can’t run a “cake shop” much less a country and urged re-election based on its record which the Opposition said was characterised by corruption and rising crime.

Grenada celebrates

Grenada issues a special invitation to all visitors to join the party from August 6th – 15th when Grenada hosts Carnival 2006 as it celebrates its heritage.

Bahamian nabbed in coke bust

A Freeport, Bahamas national was among two men nabbed Friday by U.S. Coast Guards in a huge coke bust that netted US$16.4 million worth of powdered cocaine.

Security SOS for Cricket World Cup

Canada is among the countries that will be providing strategic and technical assistance to Caribbean officials preparing for cricket World Cup next year. The move follows a visit by a group of CARICOM security personnel here.

Tropical depression watch

A tropical wave approaching the Windward Islands has started to disintegrate removing the threat of an early development into a tropical depression. However forecasters are now watching another in the Caribbean Sea, hinting at possible development.

Guyana elections: Battle lines drawn

The ruling PPP/Civic is seeking a fourth straight term in office and political analysts believe they will get it. The real battle seems to be for the Opposition seats and major upsets are expected as 11 political parties contest 65 seats in the national and regional elections.

Bahamian airports go solar

The Bahamas is embarking on a programme to install solar-powered airfield lighting systems in remote islands. The Government has just placed a US$2.6 million order for 16 wireless-controlled solar LED airfield lighting systems.