The Garífuna communities along the Caribbean coast of Central America are placing their bets on ecological tourism as a means to escape poverty, which they say has been worsened by free trade policies.
Nickel retained its first place among Cuban exports in 2006, its earnings boosted by unprecedented high prices on the international market, although output was lower than the government had hoped.
Take a stroll through downtown Port-au-Prince today and you’ll find a city that, even by Haitian standards, is in a desperate state. You’ll find schools empty because administrators decided to cancel classes after a spate of student abductions.
When two hurricanes churned their way across Grenada within a 10-month period, razing almost everything in sight, the Keith Mitchell government chose to regard the destruction as a blessing in disguise, convinced that addressing the multiple rebuilding challenges offered an opportunity for a whole new approach to providing housing for its citizens.
A crowd too hot to handle forced the closure of an innovative late night sale by the furniture store Courts (Barbados) Limited at two of three of its locations yesterday with one woman sustaining injury after the crowd did a literal “door buster” (the nick name of the sale).
Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has sought to put to rest questions about whether Dominica would re-establish diplomatic ties with Taiwan. He has outlined his government’s position to the Chinese ambassador and Dominica’s political opposition during a recent reception.
“We are ready for Cricket World Cup!” St Lucia’s Director of Tourism, Maria Fowell has told an international audience of prospective visitors. While cultivating relationships in the marketplace with New Zealanders before the competition, Fowell said the Beausejour Cricket Ground is virtually ready to host the matches.
Supporters loyal to ousted former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide took to the streets of Port-Au-Prince yesterday to demand the return of the former priest who now lives exiled in South Africa.
Minority shareholders of BWIA have been told that their shares are worthless because the airline has been operating at a loss. They were presented with the bad news yesterday at a shareholders meeting.
Both governor-elect John P. De Jongh and Lt. governor-elect Greg Francis of the US Virgin Islands are set to be sworn into office officially on January 1 in historic Emancipation Gardens.
A 39-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national is the lone Caribbean national on the “15 Most Wanted” US Marshals fugitive list as 2006 draws to a close. The hunt continues for Andre Neverson, who has been wanted since 2002 for killing of his own sister and ex-girlfriend.
St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr Denzil L. Douglas says nationals of the twin-island Federation have a role to play in developing a nation of young people who can become productive citizens making a positive contribution to the future well being of the nation.
The Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines, which bills its self as a low-cost carrier, is adding poverty-stricken Haiti to its growing list of Caribbean destinations.
Dr Jose Luis Garcia Sobredo, who was in Havana last week, is brushing aside reports that Cuban president Fidel Castro, has cancer and needs further surgery.