The leadership, members and supports of the St Kitts and Nevis opposition People’s Action Movement (PAM) took to the streets of the capital yesterday to demonstrate efforts by the government to push changes to constituency boundaries on the eve of the country’s next general election.
It won’t be long now before the public gets to hear the findings of the inquiry into the allegations that police in Guyana set the genitals of a teenage murder suspect on fire.
A new report that explores the reasons for weak growth in Latin American and the Caribbean have blamed high transportation costs for undermining trade and having harmful impacts on the productivity of the entire economy. It says the region’s ports aren’t efficient enough either.
A Jamaican national will have to spend the next year in jail in the United Kingdom for participating in an immigration marriage fraud scheme.
Stabroek News, Guyana: A popular local actor was found dead yesterday morning with his throat slit at the Liliendaal seawall — hours before his latest production was set to open at the National Cultural Centre.
Kaieteur News, Guyana: Six school aged girls from West Coast Demerara, and two taxi drivers were yesterday taken into custody after they were caught having sex in an abandoned church in Stanleytown, West Coast Demerara.
AP, USA: The queen of England will still rule — formally at least — over the eastern Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Star, Canada: As leaders get together in Trinidad this weekend, group of ex-British colonies searches for relevance.
The Australian, Australia: Given Calypso cricket’s long-standing link with song, such a lament would have been well placed yesterday, as, for the first time in 48 years, a Test between Australia and the West Indies was played without any live coverage on Caribbean radio.
Observer, Jamaica: Following weeks of speculation, the Government Tuesday hinted that Jamaica is moving closer towards signing an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Nation News, Barbados: More than 100 Liat pilots will meet in Barbados and Antigua today to decide their next move in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement after 13 years.
Express, Trinidad: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the leaders attending the 2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Port of Spain must agree on ’a strong statement on the dangers of letting climate change continue unchecked’.
Nassau Guardian, Bahamas: The Caribbean as a region has the second highest level of adult HIV prevalence in the world outside of sub-Saharan Africa, according to the 2009 AIDS Epidemic Update.
The people of St Vincent and the Grenadines have told their government a firm “no” to a proposed new Constitution.