The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced a US$500 million credit line to ease the impact of rising food prices on countries in the region.
An independent children’s charity has charged that children in Haiti are among those in conflict-affected countries who are being sexually abused by United Nations (UN) aid workers and peacekeepers. And it says more cases than reported may exist because many victims are too scared to report the exploitation.
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding says the island’s entertainment industry will experience a major boost when the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the region and the European Community comes into effect later this year.
Guyana’s efforts to increase air service to and from the country has reaped some success with three airlines set to come on board by July.
The cost of fuel may be going up but electricity rates in Guyana won’t be headed in the same direction for now, the country’s power company has assured.
Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding has never been shy about his position on homosexuality.
Neither party has ever sought to hide their highly interlinked relationship, based to a large extent on symbiosis and mutual convenience.
Telecommunications giant Cable and Wireless (C&W) is building a single pan-Caribbean telecoms provider as it moves to change the way it does business, and officials have admitted that there will be some job losses along the way.
Haiti’s President Rene Preval has nominated his long-time adviser and confidante, Robert Manuel, to take up the position of prime minister, two weeks after his first choice for the post was rejected.
In a major policy address on U.S.-Latin American relations, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama, pledged to immediately roll back key sanctions imposed by President George W. Bush against Cuba over the last several years and called for a ”new alliance of the Americas” in which Washington’s southern neighbours would no longer be treated ”as a junior partner”.
Heads of governments of Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states are moving forward to establish an Economic Union.
The Bahamas tourism industry is expecting to rake in more than US$22 million with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) set to take more than 100,000 tourists to the country.
Jamaica is to establish an embassy in Brazil, as the Bruce Golding-led administration moves to strengthen ties with the South American country.
Stephenson King and Bruce Golding waited years, even decades, to become prime ministers of their respective countries. Now both face the possibility of fresh general elections just months into their terms, although for different reasons.