April, 2008

Jamaicans to pay more for water

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) in Jamaica has approved a hike in water rates, but the National Water Commission (NWC) isn’t happy with the increase that will see Jamaicans paying around J$200 (US$2.79) extra on their monthly bills.

OAS urges Haiti to boost agricultural production

The Organisation of American States (OAS) has presented proposals and offered ideas for assistance to help Haiti tackle its food crisis, at the same time suggesting that the country get back to agriculture to help feed its citizens.

New Haitian PM nominated

Haitian economist Ericq Pierre has been chosen to replace Jacques Edouard Alexis as Haiti’s Prime Minister, with some lawmakers describing him as a “technician” with the right experience to lead the government.