April, 2009

West Indies Power signs geothermal agreements in Nevis

West Indies Power (Nevis) Ltd (WIPN) has signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement with the Nevis Electricity Company Ltd (NEVLEC) and  has been issued with a Geothermal Resource Concession that gives it the right to develop and produce electricity from the geothermal resources on the island.

Marriot to brand new condominium project in St Kitts

With the build-out of its 88 timeshare units nearing completion, Marriott Worldwide Corporation has now signed a Residential Marketing License Agreement that will further expand Marriott’s presence on St Kitts with the addition of a major condominium development.

Suspected swine flu cases in Caribbean as WHO raises alert level

At least one Caribbean country is reporting suspected cases of swine flu and has cancelled major public events, while another has sent samples off for testing, and a third has quarantined students and teachers who returned from Mexico, the epicentre of the disease. All this as the World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the global alert to level five, indicating that a pandemic is now imminent.

A tax on books is outright madness

AbengNews Magazine: The new gas tax added in the latest Jamaican national budget is bad but when you tax reading material including text books this has to come from a government that has gone mad and is intent on helping the poor to get poorer.

Belize sends suspected flu samples for tests

LoveFM, Belize: Love News spoke the Deputy Director of Health Services at the Ministry of Health, Doctor Jorge Polanco, who gave us an update of the ministry’s investigations into suspected cases of swine flu.

Usain Bolt in car accident in Jamaica

CBCSports, Canada: Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has been in a car crash in Jamaica. Police say he was apparently speeding on a rain-slicked highway when he lost control of the BMW M3 he was driving.

Moody’s lowers Bermuda rating amid insurance woes

Wall Street Journal: Moody’s Investors Service lowered its government-bond ratings on Bermuda, knocking the island nation off its Aaa perch amid the global credit crisis and recession, which have affected the country’s insurance industry.