Reigning Champion Paul Bourne opened his 2008 account with victory in Sunday’s Automotive Art Shakedown Stages, the first round of the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Rally Championship.
The Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) has called on policy makers, providers and experts to put greater emphasis on applying innovation in information and communication technologies (ICTs) to address the needs of the poorest in society.
Caribbean Plant Health officials begin a three-day meeting today to discuss a range of issues including positioning themselves to positively contribute to the issue of rising food prices.
The St. Kitts government has blasted People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for its attempt to boycott tourism to the island, describing the move as “outrageous” and “unjustifiable”.
Caribbean negotiators in the economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) have been knocked by Oxfam International for giving up too much in the services sector.
Guyana’s Agriculture Minister has assured government’s commitment to keeping the sugar industry going, saying that the sector still has a bright future.
The Jamaica government has approved casino gambling.
Late last month, the director of finance and planning at the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Warren Smith, warned regional leaders that overhauling local agriculture was critical to solve mounting problems of food security.
As officials in Guyana prepare to officially roll out its activities the 10th Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA X), the main Opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has warned that it will make things difficult if the suspension imposed on a private television station is not lifted.
St Lucia’s Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister, Senator Allen Chastanet says government will get more returns pumping money into a fast ferry service than investing in regional airline LIAT.
Police in Jamaica have reported success in dismantling gangs across the country, revealing that citizens have played a major role in achieving that progress.
Even as some Caribbean governments plan revisions to the economic partnership agreement (EPA) initialled with Europe last December, the Caribbean EPA is being held up as a model by the lead negotiator on the European side.
It didn’t have the support of half of the island’s trade unions, but a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) covering the salary package for public sector workers over the next two years has been signed between the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) and the Bruce Golding government.
Belize Electricity Limited (BEL), the country’s sole power company, has cautioned that if its request to increase rates is not approved, it could find itself in a financial bind.