August, 2009

Mom, tot killed in highway crash

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.

Gonsalves supports IMF moves

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).

Initiatives to bolster ailing Caribbean tourism industry

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.

More tax treaties on the horizon

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.

Resort pays you for getting pregnant

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.

Drop in rum sales

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.

Probe into Antigua regulatory body at stage two

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.