Grenada’s prime minister has taken the key tourism portfolio from Foreign Affairs Minister Peter David and promoted three of his junior ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle.
An effort is being made to transfer life and health insurance policies from the Belize branch of CLICO (Bahamas) Limited to another insurance provider.
With time running out on the provisional arrest of the former head of Antigua and Barbuda’s regulatory body, no extradition papers have been submitted for him to appear in the United States.
The Bahamas government is negotiating Tax Information Exchange Agreements with 14 more countries as it tries to avoid being blacklisted by the OECD.
Grand Bahama’s tourism sector has received a needed shot in the arm with WestJet Airlines announcing direct service from Toronto.
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has expressed concern that some Caribbean nations seem to be showing less commitment than others to the development of the fisheries sector.
The Cayman Islands is to benefit from a Doppler weather radar system.
Barbados Advocate: Several Government agencies voiced major concern about the amount of pollutants finding their way into Barbados’ water supply and identified an urgent need for an integrated water resources management programme for the island.
Caribbean Daily News: Patrick Gibson, 41, who was making his debut for Vincentian team Stars United in the Brooklyn Cricket League, remains in critical condition at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan since the lightning strike Sunday.
Jamaica Gleaner: The Bank of Jamaica has cut rates again – a week behind its last adjustment – in a move designed to bring down the cost of funds for the Government, analysts said.
Jamaica Gleaner: These are days residents of Ewarton wished would never come. With the absence of bauxite and, more important, persons employed in the bauxite industry, businesses have slowed to a crawl.
Trinidad Guardian: BWIA International Airways Ltd’s minority shareholders are to meet on Sunday to discuss taking legal action against the State over its ex-gratia offer of $0.20 cents per share.
Trinidad Express: The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago distanced itself from a release issued by the Office of the Prime Minister, which stated that MATT had agreed that the media should be accountable to an independent body.
Stabroek News, Guyana: The former chief magaistrate says it’s “total nonsense” that a vehicle she owns was driven to the Ministry of Health building the night it was destroyed by fire. The claim was made by Bharrat Jagdeo.
See also: Former chief magistrate arrested (Guyana Chronicle)