April, 2008

Government toughens stance against dissidents

The break-up of a demonstration by a small group of Cuban women demanding the release of their imprisoned dissident husbands came just a few days after a government warning that in Cuba there is no space for ”subversion” or the dreams of ”internal mercenaries.”

Trinidad PM fires minister for unacceptable behaviour

Prime Minister Patrick Manning fired his Trade and Industry Minister for what he said was behaviour not befitting a Cabinet member. He said his decision to sack Dr. Keith Rowley had nothing to do with either his performance as minister or any personal grudge against his People’s National Movement (PNM) colleague.

Scotiabank targets Barbados in private wealth thrust

Barbados has become the first island in the eastern Caribbean region, and the fourth in the entire Caribbean, to be earmarked for a private client centre as part of Scotiabank’s new worldwide rollout of wealth management service centres.

Barbadian biodiesel company snapped up by US interests

Native Sun NRG, the first company in Barbados to begin commercial production of biodiesel fuel, is being bought over by Amelot Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded company incorporated in the state of Wyoming and headquartered in New York, United States. 

CARICOM officials on business mission

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Edwin Carrington, arrives in St Maarten today for a three-day joint mission with the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC).