Hit by resignations from five of her Shadow Ministers, People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller has announced that she will choose an entirely new Council of Opposition Spokespersons.
The Trinidad and Tobago government has presented a TT$49.6 billion (US$7.9 billion) budget containing some good news for senior citizens and students but unwelcome measures for motorists. And the main opposition United National Congress Alliance (UNCA) has thrown cold water on the package, themed ‘Shaping Our Future Together’, saying that it offered no real solutions to the problems facing citizens.
The United States presidential election took an unexpected turn south yesterday, as the campaign of Democratic candidate Senator Barack Obama attacked Republican candidate Senator John McCain for his support of so-called tax havens in the Caribbean island of Bermuda.
The Bahamas government is looking at introducing legislation to allow for plea bargaining in criminal cases as it seeks to improve the administration of justice in the country.
St Lucia’s Prime Minister Stephenson King will make a case for more resources to be given to small island states like those in the Caribbean when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly tomorrow.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is giving Latin American and Caribbean governments access to millions of dollars to help them find solutions to pressing water and sanitation problems.
The devastation wrought by hurricanes Gustav, Hanna and Ike in the Caribbean has fuelled concern about the effects of global warming on the formation and intensity of tropical storms, an issue that has divided the scientific community and is causing alarm among island nations and coastal communities.
After emerging victorious in a leadership battle that divided Jamaica’s opposition People’s National Party (PNP), Portia Simpson Miller has called on all the party’s troops to unite.
The government of Belize and Taiwan’s largest oil refiner will this week seal a deal to search for oil in the Caribbean Sea.
Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham says the restoration process in the island of Inagua, which was severely hit by Hurricane Ike earlier this month, is going well and the lives of resident there were returning to “a state of normalcy”.
Illegal Haitians in the United States are getting a temporary reprieve as the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced it would stop deportations to that Caribbean island for the time being.
It has been spared the destruction experienced by some of its Caribbean neighbours this hurricane season, but St Vincent and the Grenadines is reporting the death of one woman, widespread flooding and landslides after a tropical wave drenched the island with heavy rains over the weekend.
Employers in the United Kingdom who want to hire skilled workers from the Caribbean and other countries outside Europe will need a licence to do so, as part of new, tougher immigration rules.
Bermuda and the Canadian province of Nova Scotia have signed a Letter of Intent paving the way for more formalised business and cultural ties between the two jurisdictions.