AFP, USA: The true cost of fighting climate change will top 300 billion dollars and developed countries may balk at footing the bill, Guyana’s Prime Minister Bharrat Jagdeo said Saturday.
South Florida Caribbean News, USA: A wide cross-section of experts will start the process of formulating a food and nutrition policy for the Caribbean when they meet in Guyana this week.
Kaieteur News, Guyana: Police have detained a woman and her daughter for questioning into the brutal murder of popular local actor Joel Fraser called ‘Sweets’.
Express, Trinidad: Queen Elizabeth II has offered assistance to Trinidad and Tobago in the area of national security.
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.
AP, USA: An approaching global climate summit has raised the temperature at what is usually low-key meeting of leaders from Britain’s former colonial empire.
Reuters, USA: Cuba began its biggest military maneuvers in five years on Thursday, saying they were needed to prepare for a possible invasion by the United States.
Telegraph, UK: With shovel in hand the Queen, who was wearing a paisley turquoise skirt and jacket and matching hat, patted down the earth around the sapling, while officials from the building in Hamilton looked on.
Mirror, UK: Billionaire Lord Ashcroft was described as “a monster of the Caribbean” in the Commons yesterday after the Mirror exposed his plans to buy the election for the Tories.
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.
USA Today, USA: Ocean-view rooms steps from the sand at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort are selling for $265 on a mid-November Monday. But this one costs just 25 cents daily, plus tax, in a special deal.
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.
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).
Commonwealth Heads of Government begin their three-day meeting in Trinidad and Tobago today with the issue of climate change set to overshadow everything else on their agenda.