November, 2006

Privy Council rules against Chief Justice

The British Privy Council has handed down a judgement this morning which paves the way for Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma to be arrested and charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Greenlight for CWC 2007

The nine Caribbean venues to host Cricket World Cup 2007 have been given the greenlight to host the games although the ICC Inspection Team was not 100 per cent happy with progress at some of the venues.

SVG AIR: "They are not dead, they are alive"

SVG Air, the airline company which lost an aircraft a week and a half ago is convinced that the pilot and lone passenger are alive. Managing Director, Paul Gravel, presented compelling evidence to support his case and though the authorities have called off the aerial search the SVG Air search and rescue continues.

Madonna eyes a Cayman Islands Christmas

The Queen of Pop, Madonna, wants a tropical Christmas, away from cold Britain, and is reportedly eyeing the Cayman Islands for a week long family vacation. Madonna, 48, was originally set to holiday with husband, Guy Ritchie, kids Lourdes and Rocco, and newly adopted African-born son, 14-month-old baby David Banda, in the Maldives.

St. Lucia is best OECS business destination

The Eastern Caribbean island of St Lucia is the best place to do business with compared to other members countries of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. The island was given the vote of confidence from the World Bank Group yesterday in its ‘Doing Business 2007: Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, First Multi-country Report for Latin America and the Caribbean.’

US Immigration rated as world’s worst

The US ranks with Africa and the Middle East when it comes to travel paperwork and rude immigration officials. That’s the word from the Discover America Partnership, which recently commissioned a study of more than 2,000 travelers worldwide to gauge perceptions of the US visa and entry process.

Slight Earthquake Rattles Martinique

Hardbeatnews, FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, Tues. Nov. 28, 2006: The French Caribbean island of Martinique was yesterday rattled by a slight earthquake, U.S. Geological Survey seismologists said.

The earthquake, put at 4.7 on the Richter scale, occurred at about The 1:52 p.m. yesterday and was centered 41 miles from from Schoelcher, Fort-de-France, 42 miles from St. Pierre and 43 miles from the capital of Fort-de-France.

Grenada Keeps Homosexuality, Prostitution As Crimes

Hardbeatnews, ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Tues. Nov. 28, 2006: Grenada’s Health Minister has reiterated that the island will not legalize homosexuality and prostitution.

Senator Ann David-Antoine made the declaration to reporters here yesterday, stating, “Every sovereign country has to take on board its own cultural situation, the faith and religious situation within the country.”

Internet gaming dispute continues

The Caribbean island of Antigua, not to be scared off by the Mighty Uncle Sam, is now hoping a World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body can help it get the United States to comply to lift its ban on Internet gambling.

Roger Khan’s ‘Body Guards’ Get Lesser Charge

Hardbeatnews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Nov. 28, 2006: Three men who were allegedly the bodyguards of Guyanese-born accused drug trafficker Roger Khan, were yesterday charged simply with illegally departing Guyana following a court appearance before Acting Chief Magistrate Cecil Sullivan.

Queens Groom Killing: Argument With Guyanese Prior To Shooting

Hardbeatnews, NEW YORK, N.Y., Tues. Nov. 28, 2006: The victims of Saturday’s police shooting case in Queens, New York had previously argued with two Guyanese men prior to entering their car, reports indicate.

Slain groom Sean Bell, along with Trent Benefield and Joey Guzman, reportedly got into a verbal argument with a gangster named J-Rock and another man, both nationals of Guyana, a witness told the New York Daily News yesterday.