Commonwealth leaders wrapped up their three-day summit in Trinidad and Tobago agreeing on a united front to try to seal a firm deal on climate change at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen, Denmark within weeks.
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.
As Barbadians mark their country’s 43rd year of Independence from Britain today, Prime Minister David Thompson has described the current recession as the second phase in the island’s struggle for independence.
Guyanese journalist and activist, Mark Benschop, is calling on President Bharat Jagdeo to apologise to a teen tortured last month by two Guyana police officers.
While St Kitts and Nevis’ two main political parties battle over whether there should be changes to constituency boundaries ahead of elections due in March, a poll has discovered that citizens themselves see the need for adjustments.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is seeking international support for a new economic model which Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo says is urgently needed.
The 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season has official come to an end after below-average activity that left Caribbean residents breathing a sigh of relief.
Express, Trinidad: After shooting a police officer and attempting to steal the unmarked police car that he was driving, three men were shot dead by police yesterday.
AP, USA: Italy’s foreign ministry says a chef from the country is missing from a U.S.-flagged cruise ship and the FBI is investigating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guardian, UK: David Cameron was warned yesterday that Britain’s relations with a key Central American ally would be damaged if Lord Ashcroft was given a government post.