SKNVibes, St Kitts: Leaders present in St. Kitts to sign the draft treaty establishing the OECS Economic Union have all extolled the virtues of the document, claiming it would bring untold benefits to the lives of the sub-region’s people.
Forbes, USA: Contrary to expectations, the international financial crisis appears to have had a positive impact not only on the popularity of many Latin American governments but also attitudes towards democracy.
NBC, USA: An American Airlines plane that careened off the end of a runway, crashing and breaking into three pieces, landed approximately 4,000 feet down an 8,900 foot runway, investigators in Jamaica said Monday.
Chinaview, China: At least seven foreign migrants are dead and hundreds more homeless after rioting and attacks against migrant workers broke out in Suriname in South America. The unrest also affected some Chinese living there.
Caribbean360, Barbados: A 14-year-old boy in Belize was killed and two men injured in a hand grenade attack. And as police look for the person who threw the explosive device, the country’s top cop says information received by lawmen had indicated that such an attack might take place.
Nation News, Barbados: High waves continue to batter Barbados’ coastline as the island remains under a high surf bulletin and small craft warning.
Stabroek News, Guyana: A post-mortem examination conducted on the heavily pregnant Linden mother who succumbed along with her baby, at the Linden Hospital Complex revealed that the she died as a result of a ruptured blood vessel in the head.
Observer, Jamaica: The type of seats carried by the Boeing 737-800 American Airlines aircraft which was damaged beyond economic repair when it crash-landed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston December 22, figured highly in the passengers surviving the impact in such good shape.
Observer, Jamaica: The dispute over the European Union’s (EU’s) regime for the importation of bananas has, at long last, been settled.
Express, Trinidad: Machel Montano is so far holding fast to his decision not to do any live performances in Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival next year.
Reuters, USA: Saudi Arabia has quit a long-held lease for 5 million barrels of Caribbean oil storage near the key U.S. market and state giant PetroChina is poised to move in, industry sources say, a potentially major shift in global oil trade dynamics.
A 14-year-old boy in Belize was killed and two men injured in a hand grenade attack. And as police look for the person who threw the explosive device, the country’s top cop says information received by lawmen had indicated that such an attack might take place.
Eight of the nine countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) yesterday signed the treaty to establish an economic union among themselves.
Smoke coming from the cockpit of a JetBlue Airways plane yesterday forced the pilot to make an emergency landing at the L F Wade International Airport in Bermuda yesterday evening.