February, 2009

St Kitts opposition concerned about electoral process

The leader of the main opposition People’s Action Movement (PAM) has written to the chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) expressing concern that there might be attempts at fraud in the registration process in the lead-up to general elections due this year.

St Lucia Commission of Inquiry begins work

A commission set up to probe what the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) claims was mismanagement by the former St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government has been sworn in and will begin formal hearings today.

Women cheer ban on sexually degrading lyrics

It’s the new dance craze here and many artists have hopped on the bandwagon. But when the latest “daggering” song hit the airwaves, government, broadcast regulators, civil society and others in Jamaica said enough is enough.

IMF approves emergency funds for Belize

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved US$6.9 million in emergency financing for Belize to help support the nation’s recovery from the economic after-effects of serious storm damage and flooding last year.