The Jamaica government is pressing ahead with its plans, announced since last year, to open up the island’s tourism industry to casino gambling, and will tomorrow table the Casino Gaming Bill with the hope of passing the legislation by next month.
A Financial Services Authority is to be created to better regulate the industry in the Bahamas as the sector across the region comes under closer scrutiny.
Barbados Advocate: Since an amnesty took effect on June 1 David Thompson has faced major criticism over it but he said there was no evidence to suggest a hardening of attitude or abrasive action by immigration or police.
Jamaica Gleaner: Human beings are made of two main elements – the mind and the body. One is abstract and the other physical.
Radio Jamaica: A 52-year-old man, who was allegedly caught stealing yam from a farm at Sherwood Forest in Portland on Saturday, was chopped to death.
Stabroek News, Guyana: President Jagdeo has used the same word as the Gleaner – “condescending” – to describe this latest foray of Mr Manning’s into regional diplomacy and I have to agree.
MLive: Guyana will pay outstanding medical bills for 10 sick youngsters who were flown to India for surgery by a cash-strapped charity run by President Bharrat Jagdeo’s ex-wife, a top official said Sunday.
Dominica Central Newspaper: Could your next door neighbor actually be a witch? What about your boss, co-worker, best friend or this hand-clapping, foot-stumping ‘bido l’eglise’ (church stalwart)?
Dominica Central Newspaper: The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry finds it necessary to issue a statement on the purchase of fertilizer by the Ministry from Logistical Supply Solutions Inc. in February and November 2007.
The Dominican: Expectations have taken on new significance that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit will call early elections as soon as the first week in August.
Jamaica Observer: The Opposition People’s National Party has called on government to disclose the conditionalities of its agreement with the IMF before it is concluded.
Chron Business News: Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, indicted on $7bn fraud charges, could find out Monday if he will be freed on bail or stay locked up until his trial.
Unlike his alleged partner in crime who was granted bail in Antigua yesterday, fraud accused Sir Allen Stanford will have to remain in jail while a court decides whether he is too much of a flight risk to be given the same release.
As the Antigua and Barbuda government prepares to undertake a comprehensive review of its policies relating to immigration, work permits and citizenship, the country’s opposition is suggesting that an amnesty be offered to non-nationals living here illegally.