The Guyana government has rejected a Transparency International (TI) report which suggests that Caribbean nation is perceived to be the second most corrupt country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
The Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has reported that the Caribbean nation is doing well in efforts to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG), revealing that it has not only achieved, but also surpassed, the goal regarding the elimination of poverty.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it has provided enough food to feed half a million of the people in Haiti affected by recent hurricanes – half of them in the most affected city, Gonaives, which remains accessible only by air and ship – but there are concerns that efforts by various organisations and governments still do not meet the demand.
The government of Bermuda has put the island under a tropical storm watch as the 11th storm of the season formed and strengthened, giving indications it would become a hurricane over the weekend.
Suriname has become the first Caribbean country to ban Chinese milk and dairy products on the heels of a tainted milk scandal.
The region is being urged to respond to impending global economic challenges just as the small islands in the Caribbean responded to collapse of the West Indies Federation with the creation of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Competition Commission, established in January, could become functional by early next year.
Refusing to give up on convincing the European Union to take another look at its Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Caribbean, Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo has taken his case to the United Nations.
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding says the restructuring of the international financial system must move ahead more urgently, and he’s getting support in his call from one other Caribbean leader.
The Barbados economy is expected to feel the effects of the turbulence in the United States financial markets later, rather than sooner.
Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has defended the government’s controversial US$4.5 million guarantee deal with American Airlines (AA), saying that with nearly 3,000 new hotel rooms to fill this year, the additional airlift which the carrier will provide is critical.
General Manager of Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), Earl Jarrett, is urging members of the Jamaican Diaspora to look for opportunities to invest in their homeland, in order to facilitate personal wealth creation, and development of the country’s economy.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced the incorporation of Bank of China as a Confirming Bank into the IDB Trade Finance Facilitation Programme (TFFP), further expanding its trade finance activities with Latin America and the Caribbean.
Public, private and civil society leaders from across the Caribbean will meet next month to explore the major issues shaping the Information Communication Technology (ICT) connectivity agenda for securing and advancing the region’s interest in the changing digital economy.