Barbados’ national standards system will undergo a modernisation process to the tune of US$7.29 million.
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.
Rising world commodity prices have caused a significant slowdown in the Barbados economy.
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.
Cubans have been warned that rising food, oil and other commodity prices on the world market will have a trickle down effect in their country.
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.
Regional agriculturalists and academics have been adding their voices to those proffering solutions to the looming regional food crisis.
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.
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’ 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’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.
Taiwan will assist St Kitts in the development of an agriculture zone in that Caribbean country to help the country produce more and lighten the impact of rising food prices globally.
The Cayman Islands has once again become the target of scrutiny by the United States as lawmakers continue their drive to stamp out off-shore tax havens.
Prime Minister Patrick Manning expected the flack.