November, 2006

New engineering accrediation rules for UWI

Engineering undergraduates of the University of the West Indies will no longer be able to be accorded the Chartered Engineering Status. That’s according to President of the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers (BAPE), Roger Blackman.

Former Barbadian cricketer and diplomat dies

The cricketing fraternity in Barbados is mourning the death of Ricky Craig, 53, the former chief executive officer of the Barbados Cricket Association and Counsul General to New York. He was found dead at his home on the weekend.

Ferrari launches Shell new V-power gasoline in Barbados

In other Caribbean countries the Simpson Oil Company (SOL) announced the arrival of the new Shell V-power high performance gasoline with a news release but in Barbados where it is headquartered, it choose to announce it with a Ferrari Formula One show.

Reggae In Playboy

NEW YORK, N.Y., Mon. Nov. 27, 2006: Reggae has made it into Playboy magazine.

Both Gyptian’s “Serious Times” and Vybz Kartel’s ‘”Guns like These” are among the world music nominees for the 2006 Playboy Magazine Music Poll. The winner will be announced in the March issue of the magazine.

Peter Tosh’s guitar off auction

An eBay auction that was set to feature the Fender Stratocaster guitar once owned by reggae icon Peter Tosh, was last night cancelled. Organizers of the Flashpoint Film Festival, who were set to begin the bidding on the late singer’s guitar last night, canned the auction.

Woman beheaded

A 37-year-old mother of two was yesterday founded beheaded in her home in Barrackpore, Trinidad. Rosie Nanan is believed to have been brutally killed by a 39 -year old construction worker and male relative. The man apparently tried to hang himself after the killing.

US$100m upscale Mustique-like resort for St Vincent

St Vincent and the Grenadines has signed a US$100 million (EC$270 million) deal for the creation of another upscale residential development similar to that of Mustique. Presently being marketed privately, the first of the 60 villas should be constructed by 2012.

EC$1.5 billion tourism hope for Grenada

Grenada’s Minister of Tourism Brenda Hood said that with the start of a EC$1.5 billion (US$555 million) tourism development project there, “Grenada is now poised to become one of the top tourism destinations in the Caribbean.”

SLP takes campaign on superinformation highway

The ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has taken their political campaign on the superinformation highway with the re-launched its official website. It is expected to be used for historical research as well as to follow the latest news and breaking stories.

Story of horror unveiled in crash of SVG Air

As the search continues here today to locate wreckage and bodies from the ill-fated SVG Air flight of November 19 one woman is telling her horror story of trying to get search and rescue kicked into operation, including the unbelievable story that the Leader of the Opposition did not have the after-hours number for the Prime Minister.

Official: Jamaican economy coming out of doldrums

Cabinet Secretary, Dr.  Carlton Davis, has said that  the Jamaican economy was   getting out of the doldrums and overall the economy is showing very positive signs. He said they are taming “the devil of inflation” and the net international reserves have increased.