February, 2007

Castro speaks in public

Fidel Castro is recovery well from intestinal surgery. How is that known? Well, he said so – himself – live on Venezuelan radio yesterday in a programme hosted by his close friend President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.

Caribbean Airlines scare

Smoke from the tail of the “new” Caribbean Airlines Limited caused a brief scare Monday on a flight enroute to Trinidad from Jamaica.

Cuban spies convicted

Former Florida International University staffers, Carlos & Elsa Alvarez, were yesterday sentenced to five-years in jail for conspiring to act as an unregistered Cuban agent.

Writ filed against Stabroek Newspaper

The issue over the withdrawal of government advertisements from a private newspaper became a lawsuit yesterday with Permanent Secretary of the Office of the President, Dr Nanda Kishore Gopaul, filing a writ against the Stabroek News.

Caribbean 20/20 Conference for DC

The governments of the United States and CARICOM are jointly hosting a Caribbean 20/20 Conference in the American capital in June at which at CARICOM Heads of Government are expected to attend.

Former Bahamian Immigration Minister suing media

Former Minister of Immigration Shane Gibson has reportedly retained a high-priced Florida-based attorney with a fearsome track record with one of the highest jury claims in history to sue an international media house in an effort to clear his name in the Anna Nicole Smith controversy over which he resigned last week.

Haiti: MINUSTAH Pledges To Pursue Gangs

Officials of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti have vowed to continue to pursue gangs that are bent on increasing violence in the country. The announcement comes as United Nations peacekeepers announced the total arrest of 59 suspected gangsters since they launched a crack-down on armed gangs.

Anti-Gay Jamaican website warned

An anti-gay Jamaican website has raised the ire of gay activists and reportedly forced search engine Google and TVJ, in Jamaica, to write letters of complaint to it.

GUILTY! Former Haitian army Colonel found liable

Former member of the Haitian Military’s High Command, Colonel Carl Dorélien, has been ordered in absentia to pay a total of $4.3 million to torture victims Lexiuste Cajuste, Marie Jeanne Jean and her two young children.