November, 2009

Groups urge Caribbean leaders to repeal anti-gay laws

On the heels of a new report by UNAIDS that the HIV virus is now infecting Caribbean men and women at an equal rate, activist groups are urging regional leaders to eliminate laws that further the stigmatisation associated with the deadly virus.

Man crushed to death during pirate attack

Stabroek News, Guyana: A Corriverton, Berbice man was crushed to death yesterday morning at Number One Caroni, Suriname after two Guyanese fishing vessels were attacked by two armed men, who stole one of the vessels and escaped.

Heads hail CHOGM as a major success

Guardian, Trinidad: The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Port-of-Spain has been declared a big success, not only by CHOGM chairman Prime Minister Patrick Manning, but also several other Commonwealth leaders.

Two knighted

Advocate News, Barbados: Former Deputy Prime Minister under the previous Democratic Labour Party Administration (DLP) and longstanding party stalwart, Philip Greaves, and outstanding longtime lawyer and former Government Minister, Maurice King, are the recipients of this island’s highest honour.

Gayle labels innings defeat a disaster

Observer, Jamaica: West Indies captain Chris Gayle has branded his side’s innings loss to Australia inside three days in the first Test as a disaster and says his wounded side needs to rebound quickly.