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.
Grenada-born army private Johnson Beharry, who last March was awarded the first Victoria Cross in 23 years, has been promoted to lance corporal the UK Ministry Of Defence said yesterday.
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.
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.
The West Indies team was soundly beaten by cricket world champions Australia yesterday in the final of the tri-series tournament’s, DLF Cup, at the Kinrara Academy Oval.
The zeal Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo exhibits for his job is genuine. This is uplifting news for the state and society as the president, fresh from victory in the August 28, 2006 general elections, faces complex challenges in development pursuits.
The United States has formally apologised to Venezuela over the 90-minute detention of its foreign minister on the weekend. The incident drew swift criticism from many including Presdient Fidel Castro.
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 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.
When Trinidad and Tobago’s Housing Development Corporation recently announced that a lottery would be held to select prospective homeowners, it was swamped with applications.
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.
Dr. Carol Jacobs, Chairman of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, says the tourism sector is of critical importance in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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.
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.