November, 2009

Scotia posts super profits of J$11 billion

Observer, Jamaica: ScotiaGroup Jamaica yesterday reported net income for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2009 of $11.1 billion, an increase of $1.7 billion or 19 per cent above the comparable period last year.

JetBlue celebrates Barbados service with exclusive Rihanna concert

Examiner, USA: To mark JetBlue’s new nonstop service from JFK to Barbados, the low fare all coach airline and the Barbados Tourism Authority have announced an exclusive private concert with the Barbados pop superstar, Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on December 3.

Study unmasks child sexual abuse in Eastern Caribbean

A landmark study on child sexual abuse in the Eastern Caribbean has discovered that the problem is escalating in the sub-region and identified emerging forms of abuse, including the use of boys in an organised network to service cruise ship passengers.

Election call in aftermath of St Vincent referendum

St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves has been challenged to call fresh elections, following his government’s defeat in Wednesday’s Constitution referendum. But he has insisted that the outcome of the vote should not be seen as an indictment on his Unity Labour Party (ULP).