October, 2009

Caribbean fishers chart a course for marine conservation

Next week will mark a historic moment for regional fisheries as fishers from throughout the English, Spanish and French-speaking Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico join scientists and researchers to find common solutions for some of the most vexing issues facing the fisheries of the Wider Caribbean.  

Barbados economy on slippery slope

The global recession continues to restrict growth in Barbados, with a 4.4 per cent decline in the economy for the first three quarters of the year. The January to September months also marked the worst slump in tourism, for that period, in almost 20 years.

LIME and Digicel in another legal battle

Telecoms providers LIME and Digicel are fighting over the Jamaica market again. This time LIME wants J$100 million (US$1.12 million) for a J$2.48 (US 3¢) minute difference in price Digicel which is charging for landline to mobile calls.

UK says Guyana proposal avoided real police revamp

Stabroek News, Guyana: The British government yesterday defended its decision to withdraw assistance for a joint £4.9M security sector project, saying the latest proposal by the Government of Guyana (GoG) moves away from comprehensive reforms originally requested.