September, 2009

Jamaica PM signals government cuts

Observer, Jamaica: Declaring that it is time for Jamaica to make a paradigm shift, Prime Minister Bruce Golding early this morning outlined his administration’s plan for changes in the size and function of government that, he said, will lead to greater efficiency and reduced costs.

Search still on for baby’s mother

Nation News, Barbados: The identity of the mother of the newborn baby found alive in a tied plastic bag on Fitts Village Beach, St James, last Saturday, remains a mystery.

Bahamas won’t need help in financial crisis

Miami Herald, USA: While Jamaica and several other cash-strapped Caribbean nations are turning to the International Monetary Fund for financial assistance in the wake of the global meltdown, the Bahamas won’t be among them, Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said.

Guyana’s cricket future not in good hands

Stabroek News, Guyana: After witnessing the Guyana Cricket Board first round four-day Inter County match between Demerara and Essequibo at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground it is safe to say that some of the cream of the country’s cricketers are ill prepared for the task of taking Guyana’s cricket out of its current doldrums.

Axe to fall on Jamaica public service

Positions in the Bruce Golding Cabinet will be among those cut as the Jamaica government sends home workers, closes state agencies and merges others, in an attempt to slash a wage bill that the Prime Minister says can no longer be sustained.

Barbados records first swine flu death

Barbados has recorded its first swine flu death, but few details about the victims have been released. The Ministry of Health would only say the person was an adult with underlying medical conditions.