December, 2007

The Caribbean in 2007 – Moments in Time

In our comprehensive review of 2007 we look back at the events that made the news – not from our perspective, but from the perspective of what the readers said was the most impactful articles this past year … their Moments in Time.

‘Unhealthy’ new year for thousands of Dominicans

One in every three people who die in Dominica, die from either a stroke, heart disease, or complications from diabetes, while more than one in every 10 Dominican children under the age of five are obese, Roosevelt Skerrit has announced.

US$46m Christmas ‘gift’ for Jamaica

The Caribbean Development Bank has approved just over US$46 million in loans to Jamaica for repairs of damage caused by Hurricane Dean and also to improve the University of Technology.

Owen Arthur calls snap election in Barbados

Barbadians will be voting in general elections on January 15 – five months before they are constitutionally due. Opinion polls suggest that the Opposition could win in what is expected as a close call.