December, 2009

Regional heads weigh in on historic OECS Treaty

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.

Crisis boosts some Governments

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.

Jamaican officials probe AA331 touchdown point

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.

7 migrants die in Suriname turmoil

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.

Police had info prior to fatal grenade attack in Belize

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.

Coast takes a beating

Nation News, Barbados: High waves continue to batter Barbados’ coastline as the island remains under a high surf bulletin and small craft warning.

Aeroplane seats said to have helped survival

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.

No Machel for Carnival

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.

Police had info prior to fatal grenade attack in Belize

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.