The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised Suriname to tighten its macroeconomic policies against the background of inflation becoming a growing challenge for the country.
In spite of the deteriorating international economic scenario, Latin America and the Caribbean will this year complete six consecutive years of growth, with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rising 4.7 per cent.
Gustav has weakened to tropical storm strength, but not before blamed for killing at least two people in Haiti, flooding communities and damaging homes across the impoverished Caribbean nation. It has stalled over the country, but threatens to turn attention to Cuba next.
Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott has warned the Caribbean against foreign investors whom he asserted do not facilitate or create opportunities for cultural development, at the same time criticising the governments for not investing enough in the arts.
Guyana’s Labour Minister Manzoor Nadir is expected to arbitrate in a wage dispute between the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) that has resulted in another set of industrial action.
Eight months after congratulating themselves for having become the first region within the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) grouping to conclude negotiations with the European Union on a new trade and economic pact, Caribbean leaders are getting cold feet as the time draws near to affix their signatures to the document.
A first-of-its-kind mission has started by delegates at the 2008 Democratic Convention, which is under way in Denver, to register Caribbean absentee voters who have moved back to the region.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Director of Marketing for the Americas, Hugh Riley, has been chosen as the Interim Secretary General of the organisation.
Prime Minister Bruce Golding’s Cabinet is expected to receive a submission soon on efforts to revive rail service across the island.
The Caribbean capped off a fruitful Olympics with two medals on the final day of track and field competition at the Bird’s Nest Stadium on Saturday.
The new Grenada government may not be able to pay public servants or meet its other monthly expenses.
The Bermuda government will review the country’s laws, increase police presence on the island’s streets and focus on dealing with anti-social behaviour in the public system as part of a wider plan to stem crime in the island.
All 45 registered hotel properties in Antigua and Barbuda will have to undergo a safety and security assessment as early as next month, it has been announced.
A United States-based research company has predicted that Caribbean hotels will see a drop in occupancy levels as well as profits this year.