June, 2008

CARICOM heads prepare to meet

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.

US company to help Caribbean Airlines cut costs

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.

FEATURE: Lung cancer vaccine available

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.

Labour leaders want review of EPA

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.

Caribbean terror suspects plead not guilty

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.

Major award for St Kitts port

The Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC) has named the St Kitts facility the most improved  performer among regional ports for 2007.

Barbados moves on plan to draft integrity law

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.