The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) wants the international community to get involved in forcing the Caribbean country to improve how they treat criminal detainees. The group is calling for agencies to make that improvement a condition of receiving further funding.
Scores of offshore banking centres across the Caribbean are facing their most serious challenge yet in the wake of the global financial meltdown. In fact, a leading financial analyst on the global recovery front is predicting that “traditional” offshore deposit-taking is going to be a dead industry in 10 years.
An investigation will be carried out into the boating accident on the Corentyne River between Guyana and Suriname, that left six people dead a week ago, and government officials say an interim report on the incident should be ready soon.
A suggestion is being made that the Caribbean build on old crime fighting strategies to develop new ones as the region struggles to fight increasing crime levels that have created other problems within Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries.
The governments of Jamaica and the United Kingdom (UK) are working on a £3 million (US$4.89 million) programme for the rehabilitation and reintegration of local offenders and deported persons.
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) and the government have officially signed off on a wage and fringe benefits package that will see salaries increased to 80 per cent of the existing private sector market.
The discovery of a significant offshore oilfield in Cuban waters in the Gulf of Mexico could persuade the United States to modify its policy towards the Caribbean island nation, experts say, while warning that this possibility could also entail risks.
The Trinidad and Tobago government has an estimated US$10 billion that it can use to ride out the global economic downturn for the next eight to 10 months if it has to.
Barbados’ Prime Minister has announced sweeping policy measures proposed to stop his country’s slow slide into recession as a result of the global economic downturn.
The world’s largest mining company, BHP-Billiton, has cancelled the US$727 million development of a bauxite mine in Suriname and says it will pull out of the country altogether within the next two years.
The Caribbean is being warned to expect harder times as the global slowdown begins to have a negative impact on the region.
In the midst of the global economic turmoil, the credit union movement in Barbados has been told that it may hold the key to weathering the economic crisis as the island braces for the negative fallout from the credit crunch in some overseas markets.
Guyanese consumers yesterday started benefitting from a reduction in fuel prices as oil prices continued to fall on the world market.
The Bahamas is shelling out major bucks, compared to their Caribbean neighbours, to woo tourists to that country.