April, 2008

Cash Plus boss and brother denied bail

Cash Plus Limited boss, Carlos Hill and his brother will remain in custody for now, following their failure yesterday to obtain bail during a court appearance on fraud-related charges.

Constitutional changes for Belize

The Cabinet of Belize has approved a number of constitutional amendments that will, among other things, put a limit on how long the country’s leader can stay in office and give greater power to the Senate.

US travel agency kicks off St. Kitts boycott

A Las Vegas-based travel agency has kicked off a boycott of St. Kitts’ tourism product, prompted by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), saying that it will not be recommending travel or booking trips to the Caribbean island to its 300,000-plus clients.

Region urged to make environment priority

The 25th Special Meeting of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on the Environment opened yesterday with the acknowledgement that collective action is critical to confronting the environmental challenges facing the region.

Trinidad Cement Limited taking Guyana government to court

Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL), one of the Caribbean’s largest companies, has filed court action to recoup millions of dollars it said it lost as a result of the Guyana government’s decision to import cement from outside the region without imposing a required tax.

Cash Plus executives to appear in court

The boss of embattled investment scheme, Cash Plus Limited, along with two of the company’s executives, including the head’s brother are all expected to appear in court today on fraud-related charges.

Haiti food crisis sparks anger and despair

A green, red and yellow-striped umbrella is all that keeps Hernite Joseph from the searing sun as she takes apart a frozen chicken with a screwdriver and places the small pieces into neat piles stacked three high.