Twitter: The Twitterati were twittering away when a strong earthquake struck Honduras and Belize. Here is a collection of some of their tweets from the Twitter micro-Blog.
MSNBC: A powerful earthquake toppled dozens of homes in Honduras and Belize early Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring 40 as terrified residents spilled from their homes across much of Central America.
AFP/Google Hosted News: The first tropical depression of the north Atlantic’s hurricane season formed Thursday and forecasters said it would likely reach tropical storm strength before petering out over open seas.
The family of the Jamaican migrant who was ignored as she died on the floor of a New York hospital over a year ago, has won a wrongful death lawsuit that will see them getting US$2 million, but they want more. But it’s not more money they’re after.
The figures are still being tallied, but preliminary information released by regional airline LIAT show that the carrier lost close to EC$350,000 (US$131,061) as a result of sickout action by pilots last Friday.
The financial problems facing the embattled CLICO has claimed another victim, this time it’s the Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Bridgid Annisette-George.
The Bahamas government is to establish a statutory insurance guarantee fund to protect the interests of CLICO (Bahamas) policyholders in the event of a collapse of the company’s operations here.
Prime Minister Bruce Golding has confirmed that his government has received a substantial offer for the purchase of the Forum Hotel.
No new taxes, a reduction in existing taxes and an increase in just one tax rate was the news delivered by the Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham as he delivered a US$2.8 billion tax-free budget to Parliament yesterday.
If everything goes according to plan, Barbados and India could soon be signing a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA).
Go Jamaica: A joint task force made up of officers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the United States Immigration and Custom Enforcement department was launched to bring down an illegal lottery network.
Jamaica Gleaner: I would like to spell out two pointers as to what I believe can be done to reinvigorate Jamaica’s economy and help create jobs.
Spice Islander, Grenada: Former West Ham United defender, Tommy Taylor, arrives in Grenada to begin his coaching stint with the national team, the Spice Boyz. The former FA Cup winner has accepted the offer to work the national team as it prepares for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States in July.
FinChannel, Tbilisi: The World Bank’s Board of Directors endorses the new Country Assistance Strategy for Guyana between 2009 and 2012 to support the country’s development agenda.