December, 2008

Antigua air traffic on slow

A flow control system implemented by air traffic controllers at the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua has been disrupting flights in and out of the island during the Christmas rush.

Cuba foots Trinidad PM’s medical bill

Trinidad’s Prime Minister Patrick Manning has been given a Christmas gift from the Cuban government – it will foot the bill for the surgery which Cuban doctors performed last week to remove a malignant tumour from his left kidney.

Amnesty blasts St Kitts execution

Human rights group Amnesty International has criticised the St Kitts and Nevis government for executing a convicted murderer last week, describing it as shameless.

Berbice River Bridge opens in Guyana

A new US$40 million floating bridge linking the east and west of Guyana has opened up to the public with officials predicting that it will improve business between the two sides.

More money missing from Barbados Central Bank

Barbados’ largest bank heist may have been even bigger than initially thought. The Central Bank, which last month reported the disappearance of BDS$1.4 million (US$700,000) in new 100-dollar bills, yesterday revealed that BDS$100,000 (US$50,000) more is missing from its vaults.

Journalists face court

The two Barbadian photojournalists arrested after a confrontation with police over the weekend were released on bail after appearing in court yesterday.