St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas says pressing forward with a meaningful economic union can help ameliorate many of the risks faced by Eastern Caribbean countries in the global financial downturn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CBS News, USA: A man accused of hijacking a Canadian jetliner while it sat on the airport tarmac in Montego Bay was found guilty Thursday, officials said.
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.
AP, USA: A paramedic who treated John Travolta’s son in the Bahamas threatened to go to the media with private information unless the movie star paid $25 million, an employee of the actor testified Monday.
AFP: Triple Olympic and world sprint champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica said Monday he expects years of fast feats to ease doping doubts in athletics and has no plans to play American football.
Daily Mail, UK: The hedonistic singer, 26, met faith healer Peter Hippolyte during her lengthy stay in St Lucia earlier this year.
UPI, USA: Cash-strapped Caribbean countries are seeking energy independence through bioenergy development but are hamstrung by poor organization and limited initiatives.
Police in Barbados are trying to find out who left a newborn baby girl, just hours old, to die in a plastic bag on a west coast beach over the weekend.
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding is expected to announce some changes tomorrow that he believes are necessary to “fix” the country.
Sir Allen Stanford is back in prison following a jailhouse fight that landed him in hospital with a concussion and other injuries.