September, 2006

Jagdeo will respect Court’s ruling

As Guyana’s Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh, gears up to make a ruling today on a motion challenging the head of state’s authority to announce the date for the convening of Parliament, the country’s president yesterday vowed to comply with the court’s decision.

PetroCaribe concerns in St Lucia

The growing influence of Venezuela in the eastern Caribbean has emerged as an issue in the forthcoming elections in St Lucia because of the location of a petroleum transit facility there.

US eases restrictions on gels and liquids on aircraft

Passengers travelling from the Caribbean to the United States are permitted to take onboard the aircraft liquids and gels as of today. The US has eased its restrictions. At the same time the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) said it will soon be issuing new guidelines on how to deal with liquids as explosives.

Caricom ministers meet Condi today

Members of CARICOM’s Council for Foreign and Community Relations are set to meet with U.S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in New York today in what is being described as “part of a continuing conversation which we must have as of necessity with the US.”

St. Vincent supports Venezuela

St. Vincent and the Grenadines said it supports Venezuela’s bid for a UN Security Council seat “is not influenced one way or another on the basis of what was said in the General Assembly” according to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.

Kittian Diaspora wants right to vote

Kittitian-born Professor of Social Sciences and Director of the Eastern Caribbean Center at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, Dr. Frank Mills has called for new regulations to allow the Kittian Diaspora the right to vote in homeland elections.

Who’s Who line-up for Air Jamaica 2007 Jazz

Arturo Tappin, Christopher Cross, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Rogers, Michael Bolton, Monty Alexander, Pieces of a Dream and an all-star reggae line-up, including Freddie McGregor, Luciano, Shaggy and Wayne Wonder are all on tap for the 2007 Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.

Cuba enjoying an American business boom

Despite a 47-year old trade embargo there has been a significant increase in the number of American companies now doing business in Cuba. One such area is the sale of food which has increased 3300 per cent in the last three years.