February, 2008

Climate change bringing challenges and opportunities

The World Bank has warned that developing countries like those in the Caribbean will be hardest hit by climate change. But it says the good news is that tackling the problem could provide opportunities for long-term economic progress in those countries.

Ex-minister remains in jail

Two days after being granted JA$10 million (US$141,944) bail on charges stemming from the Cuban light bulb scandal, former junior energy minister, Kern Spencer remains behind bars.

CUBA: How far will the changes go?

After months of uncertainty and speculation centred on former President Fidel Castro, Cuba’s obsessive spotlight has shifted to the changes needed in the country, and questions about how far the new government of President Raúl Castro will be willing to go.

Tourism enhancement plan for Guyana

It’s not a major foreign exchange earner for Guyana but the tourism industry has been allocated GUY$300 million (US$1.47 million) in government’s 2008 national budget to enhance the sector.