May, 2007

Cricketing world mourns Sonn

International Cricket Council President Percy Sonn had a vision for cricket becoming a genuine world sport, Cricket Australia said Monday, following the South African’s death.

One whale worth $1 million in ecotourism to Dominica

As the International Whaling Commission starts its annual meeting today the annual cycle of war of words starts. Caribbean conservationist Atherton Martin has levelled charges of neocolonisation against Japan terming its actions as “undignified and disrespectful”.

Satellite tracking for Barbados rally

Global positioning system satellites are being used this weekend to track cars in the Rally Barbados 2007 and transmit to the computer screen via the Internet for those who prefer to monitor the race in cyberspace.

US/CARIBBEAN – Anger mounts over inaction on 1976 bombing

When Caribbean foreign ministers meet with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Capitol Hill in mid-June, they are likely to urge Washington to deal with the man thought responsible for the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that killed 73 people off Barbados, most of them Caribbean nationals.

Some CWC security measures to remain

Security measures put in place for Cricket World Cup helped to avert certain crimes and as a result some of the measures will remain in place, said Prime Minister Patrick Manning of Trinidad and Tobago.

PM Spencer concerned about high airfares

Rising airfares in the Caribbean is a cause of concern for Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer of Antigua and Barbuda who urged his regional colleagues to address the high cost of intraregional travel.

Historic loss for TSTT while Jamaica and Barbados do well

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited  is this morning reporting a historic lost for the 2006/2007 financial year while its parent company, Cable & Wireless, more than doubled profits as a result of new international business – a large share of which was contributed by the Caribbean led by growth in Jamaica and Barbados.

Good ingredients for a bumper hurricane season

All the right ingredients have come together for what is expected to be an above normal hurricane season. A forecast released yesterday by American government scientists was consistent with that of other hurricane forecasters in the United States and in Britain which may be good for the environment but bad for the hurricane-weary Caribbean.

British navy’s largest warship to visit Barbados

The British navy’s largest warship, the HMS Ocean, which was recently involved in a major drug bust in the region is docking in Barbados Friday for essential maintenance before resuming “defence diplomacy tasking” and disaster relief support during the annual hurricane season.