The Bahamas has been named in what has been described as the biggest drug bust ever in Israel as lawmen in that Middle Eastern country reported breaking up a smuggling ring involving three countries. They said one and a half tonnes of cocaine, worth US$500 million, have been seized in the Caribbean island, Spain and Peru.
Parliamentarians in Jamaica have overwhelmingly voted to keep the death penalty. But the members of the Senate still have to have their say on the matter.
Guyana has sealed what the government has said is the largest ever single investment in the country’s history, with the signing of a US$1 billion agreement for a Chinese company, Bosai Minerals Group, to build an alumina plant there.
St Kitts’ main opposition People’s Action Movement (PAM) has suggested that continued electricity cuts across the country should help citizens see the light – that the ruling Denzil Douglas administration can’t solve the power crisis. And it’s calling for early general elections to give voters the opportunity to bring new leadership to the country.
The St Kitts and Nevis government has approved a proposal for the generation of wind energy on the twin-island federation and it says official testing will begin soon.
United States President-elect Barack Obama could be bringing even more Caribbean Americans into the fold of his Cabinet.
The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean need billions of dollars to deal with the economic impact of climate change – funding that is not easily found on the international market.
Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt has been named male World Athlete of the Year.
Venezuela wants to join the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the nine-member grouping says it’s considering the request.
Barbados’ Prime Minister has for the first time, since taking over in January, named a Deputy Prime Minister and made some major changes to his 18-member Cabinet that take effect from today.
Barbadian Grammy-award singer Rihanna has two more American Music Awards (AMA).
Financial Intelligent Officers in Grenada say they are concerned that citizens may be unknowingly financing terrorism groups and their illegal activities through financial scams.
Agricultural authorities in Belize are moving swiftly to control an outbreak of the highly contagious Newcastle disease in poultry.
Central Bank Governors across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are being urged to continue planning for possible challenges to the region’s financial and non-financial sectors as the economic and financial crisis continues.