September, 2009

British jurist rekindles debate on colonial-era court

Whether or not his words were meant to rekindle debate on the merits of a Caribbean court, the statement by British jurist Lord Phillips that “in an ideal world” the former Commonwealth countries would stop using the Privy Council and instead set up their own final courts of appeal has done just that.

Cops baby plea

Nation News, Barbados: A teenagerwas yesterday in police custody assisting with the investigations into a new-born baby who was discovered at Fitts Village beach, St James, in a tied plastic bag on Saturday.

Jagdeo gets copy of Kwame-Julius sex tape

Kaieteur News, Guyana: President Bharrat Jagdeo should now be in possession of the now infamous ‘sex tape’ recording between an adult identified as Kwame and a 15-year-old boy identified as Julius.

CGI wins CLICO bid

Nation News, Barbados: Consumers Guarantee Insurance (CGI) Limited of Barbados has won the favour of CLICO Holdings’ board here and in Trinidad and Tobago, to buy the assets of its general insurance company.

Air Jamaica cutting 300 workers

Observer, Jamaica: Narional Carrier Air Jamaica began laying off 300 workers yesterday in a move to reduce its staff complement by 15 per cent, a union representative told the Observer last night.