Guardian, Trinidad: Birthday celebrations for Vionna Ramjit, who would have turned one year today, had to be cancelled yesterday, when both daughter and mother were killed in a vehicular accident.
Observer, Jamaica: St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has backed the decision of Caribbean governments, including his own, to seek financial support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Newsday, Trinidad: The Barbados-based Carib-bean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is gearing up to launch the initial phase of a brand new marketing programme designed to increase the visibility of Caribbean tourism destinations and maintain the region’s competitiveness in the face of drastic changes in consumer spending.
Advocate, Barbados: Barbados is currently having preliminary talks with a number of countries around the world, interested in establishing a business relationship with the island.
Fox, USA: The Westin Resort on Aruba is offering a new package in which couples who get pregnant at the hotel between Sept. 1 and Dec. 19 will receive a $300 “conception credit” toward a future stay.
Nation News, Barbados: Local and export sales of rum and spirits are not as good in 2009 as they were last year, but distilleries have no plans to cut staff or wages.
Forbes, USA: Spain-based Iberostar Hotels and Resorts says it will indefinitely close one of its three hotels in northern Jamaica next week amid weak projections for the peak winter season on the Caribbean island.
Eco Worldly, USA: The Ministry amended the Fisheries Regulations governing marine turtles in order to give full protection to all marine turtles found in its waters.
Antigua Sun, Antigua: History-making Barbadian sprint hurdler Ryan Brathwaite will be among the headliners at the 59th IAAF Zagreb Grand Prix tomorrow where close to 50 IAAF World Championship medallists will converge.
South Florida Caribbean News, USA: Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, will pay an official visit to Barbados from Sunday, August 30, to Tuesday, September 1.
Another tropical storm appears to be forming in the Atlantic, east of the Windward Islands, and forecasters are tracking it closely.
Regional and international investigators in Antigua and Barbuda have completed the first part of an in-depth probe into the operations of the country’s financial regulatory body, amidst new allegations that another one of the agency’s employees has been implicated in the US$8 billion fraud allegedly committed by Sir Allen Stanford.
It appears that all remains not well between Barbados’ largest trade union and LIME, with the threat of a national protest against the telecommunications company still looming.
St Lucians are being warned of an Internet scam in which job opportunities are being offered in the hospitality industry in the United States and Canada.