Caribbean leaders will explore options for enhancing regional tourism in the current international climate, rising energy costs, achieving food security and mitigating rising food prices and climate change among other issues as they meet here tomorrow for their three-day 29th Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government Summit.
Twice short-circuited by the Public Utilities Commission this year, the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) is heading to the law courts to get approval to increase its charge on customers.
St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas has cautioned the region to protect its tertiary education sector from full-scale liberalisation.
Trinidad’s national carrier, Caribbean Airlines is getting help in cutting expenditure from a United States company which has promised to save the regional airline as much as 30 per cent on inventory, repair and administrative costs.
Jamaica is closer to privatising its sugar industry, with the signing of an agreement with a Brazilian firm, Infinity Bio-Energy (IBE), for divestment of the government’s assets.
ne Canadian airline is pulling out of Trinidad and Tobago, while another has been designated to operate a service to Barbados.
Cuba’s biotech industry plans to launch on the international market, in the short or medium term, a vaccine for treating lung cancer, which causes the deaths of over one million people a year worldwide.
The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre is reporting that on Friday June 27 at 1:08am Barbados time, an earthquake occurred northwest of Trinidad.
There’s only about a month before Caribbean countries sign an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), but regional labour leaders are calling on leaders to hold out until they can review that final deal and make some necessary changes.
Three middle-aged Caribbean men accused of plotting an attack on the John F Kennedy International Airport pleaded not guilty when they appeared before a US federal judge, just hours after arriving in New York.
As speculation runs rife in Guyana over who was responsible for the murders of eight miners last Saturday, the government has turned to the United States for forensic assistance in their investigations.
Telecommunications giant Cable and Wireless (C&W) has been blocked from imposing any residential rate increases on Barbadians until 2010 at the earliest.
The Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC) has named the St Kitts facility the most improved performer among regional ports for 2007.
The Barbados Cabinet has set up a Governance Advisory Board to deal with a number of issues, including draft integrity legislation to guide behaviour of government ministers and senior public servants as well as other parties involved in related corruption.