May, 2009

Caribbean labour body tells illegal migrants to get straight

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.

Belize residents start recovery after 7.1 quake

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.

OAS considers lifting Cuba suspension

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.

ACP to EU: No ‘bitterness’ in sugar please

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.