As debate continues about a move by the Barbados government to clamp down on illegal immigrants, the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) has urged all undocumented Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals living here to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the government to regularize their status.
Residents of a fishing village in the south of Belize is picking up the pieces after a powerful earthquake off the coast of Honduras rattled the island early yesterday morning and destroyed many buildings but spared life in the Caribbean island.
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding says the country’s justice system is under severe stress.
Barbados’ Attorney General Freundel Stuart says the Caribbean needs to focus its efforts on the rehabilitation and reintegration of juvenile offenders back into society, rather than on vengeance.
Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the Bahamas and St Kitts and Nevis are now able to travel to 25 countries in the European Union (EU) without a visa.
Regional airline LIAT is looking at introducing a cargo service as a new way to generate revenue.
The Organisation of American States (OAS) is giving consideration to readmitting Cuba into that hemispheric body, 47 years after its suspension, and has set up a group to try to find consensus on the issue.
MSNBC: Tourist visits to the Bahamas have decreased by nearly 5 percent this fiscal year as the global recession batters the vast Atlantic archipelago’s key industry, the prime minister announces.
Jamaica Gleaner: The human rights watchdog group Amnesty International has again raised concerns about the number of police killings in Jamaica, saying the country is facing a public security crisis.
Barbados Free Press: Would Barbados be better off if foreign aid was linked to government performance standards and accountability structures?
Kaieteur News, Guyana: The Caribbean Congress of Labour says that in every modern and civilized society principles, protocol, conventions and laws exist to regulate the behaviour of citizens and Nation States.
Stabroek News, Guyana: Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon has accused the UK’s representatives here of pursuing “ulterior motives” in the management of a £3m joint project for reforming Guyana’s security sector.
Jamaica Observer: The African Caribbean and Pacific ministerial council has expressed anxiety for the European Union to engage in “prior consultation” before any new marketing arrangements avoid any “bitter” development in this export commodity.