July, 2008

More wait for Haiti PM

Haiti will have to wait a little longer to find out if the Senate will agree to make Michèle Pierre Louis the country’s second female Prime Minister.

Former Belize PM speaks on Venezuela controversy

Former Belize Prime Minister Said Musa has defended himself against corruption allegations stemming from the use of Venezuela financial aid given to the country, claiming that neither he nor his People’s United Party (PUP) officials benefitted personally from the money.

Haitian strongman found guilty in US court

Former Haitian paramilitary leader Emmanuel “Toto” Constant has been found guilty of grand larceny and mortgage fraud, but will have to wait another month and a half to hear what his punishment will be.

Austria, Grenada tighten bonds

The German-speaking nation of Austria is creating history in Grenada, as it seeks to tighten diplomatic relations with the Caribbean country, by establishing an honorary consulate here.

Grenada staying with China

Just over two weeks after taking over the reins of the Grenada government, Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has said he will maintain the country’s diplomatic relationship with China.

Barbados makes plea for small states

Barbados’ Foreign Trade Minister Christopher Sinckler has urged the World Trade Organisation (WTO) not to make small and vulnerable economies, like those in the Caribbean, carry a disproportionate share of the burden of liberalisation.

Jamaica PM says use prison sentences less

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding is advocating greater use of non-custodial sentences for non-violent crimes, even though he says his administration intends to remain tough on perpetrators of serious offences.