Financial fraud in Barbados has almost doubled this year, prompting law enforcement officials to boost resources to tackle this white collar crime.
The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) and Telesur of Suriname yesterday signed an agreement that will see them investing more than US$60 million to lay another fibre-optic cable for telecommunications traffic to serve both countries.
Cuba has broken its tourist arrival figures, welcoming close to 2.35 million visitors to the island this year.
As Cuba prepares to face the challenges arising from the global economic crisis, President Raul Castro has announced cuts in unnecessary government expenditure as one of the ways the country will deal with the slowdown.
The Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has urged that there be no more delay in cancelling Haiti’s debt to international agencies.
Holland America Line has announced it will more than double its previously announced Bermuda cruises in 2010.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) increased loan, credit guarantee and grant approvals by about a quarter to a record US$12.2 billion this year, in an effort to help Latin America and the Caribbean weather the global financial crisis.
More communities across Guyana are being threatened as heavy rainfall pounds the country and worsens the situation in areas still under water for nearly two weeks.
Yesterday’s prison break by six inmates, including two accused of two massacres earlier this year, turned out to be short-lived after quick action by police led to their recapture.
The United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has put the region on warning that it be hardest hit by the stagnation in tourism caused by the financial crisis.
The Jamaica government is contemplating a social safety net programme to assist the most vulnerable Jamaicans amidst the global economic crisis.
Illegal bus operations are leaving the state-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) with about J$100 million (US$1.25 million) in losses every month.
An initiative has been launched to assist the nearly 50 children who lost parents in the accident earlier this month which was described as one of the worst vehicular accidents in Jamaica’s recent history.
Barbados will update and improve its public procurement system in order to make it more efficient, transparent and accountable with a US$5 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).