November, 2009

St Kitts opposition takes to the streets over boundary changes

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.

Caribbean held back by high transportation costs

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.

Local actor found dead at seawall

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.

Tony Cozier has missed his first tour of Australia since 1968

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.

Liat pilots meeting on next move

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.

Brtish PM wants climate change pact

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’.