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.”
Officials in Barbados have reported that efforts to fight destructive plant pests such as the Giant African Snail is costing government significant sums of money and the bill is projected to get higher.
The Jamaica government is moving to satisfy15 per cent of the country’s energy requirements through renewable sources such as solar, hydro, wind and bio-fuels.
The Bharrat Jagdeo administration has described as unpatriotic, attempts by Opposition parties to disrupt the opening ceremony of the 10th Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA).
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.
Antigua and Barbuda has put money launderers, terrorists and terrorism financiers on warning that they will be exposed.
The consumption tax on a selected list of food and non-food items approved by the St. Kitts and Nevis Cabinet last month, will take effect from the first of next month.
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.
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.
FirstCaribbean International Bank has won the Best Bank award from Global Finance Magazine for the fifth consecutive year.
The Florida-based Royal Caribbean Cruise Limited has entered a deal with St. Lucia that will see government making the capital a dedicated cruise port.
A senior official of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has warned that unless urgent measures are taken to reduce the effects of rising food prices, the cases of extreme poverty will rise in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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).
The Jamaica government has announced plans to divest the national carrier, Air Jamaica by the end of this financial year, but assured that it has no intention of giving the airline away.