TIME Magazine has named ace Jamaican sprinter and world record holder for the 100 and 200 metres, Usain Bolt, among the four runners-up for its prestigious “Person of the Year” 2009.
Authorities in Barbados are concerned about the news cases of child abuse being reported every month, including child prostitution.
Police in the Bahamas have established a new “enforcement” team to implement a sustained, vigorous, multipronged assault on all serious crimes.
The search is on for a Guyanese teenager who has been missing for more than a month.
Kaieteur News, Guyana: Poor medical response and a non-functioning operating theatre at the spanking new Linden Hospital Complex are being blamed for the tragic death of a 35-year-old mother of three and her unborn baby.
The New York Times, USA: Police in Suriname arrested 15 more suspects Monday as they searched for anti-migrant rioters accused of rape, arson and looting in an explosion of violence that sent hundreds fleeing for their lives from a border town.
Stabroek News, Guyana: Home mortgages accounted for the biggest increase in loans made by Republic Bank (Guyana) last year.
LA Times (Blogs), USA: While celebrities frolicked and played over the holiday weekend, the Ministry observed a not-so-merry Christmas for one charming French luxury village: Saint-Tropez.
The Tribune, Bahamas: Despite a difficult year plagued by rising crime, high unemployment and economic challenges the country still has much to be thankful for, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said during his national Christmas address.
Chinaview, China: UN peacekeepers have been playing the role of Santa Claus in Haiti during this holiday season, bringing gifts, warm meals and a little cheer to the least privileged children in orphanages and schools in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, UN officials said here Monday.
National Post, Canada: The mother of a Canadian man, missing for nearly three weeks in the Dominican Republic, and found alive on Christmas Day, says her son was kidnapped at gunpoint, drugged, and dumped in the countryside, all over a case of mistaken identity.
Washington Post, USA: The Cuban government has given a U.S. diplomat access to a jailed American citizen accused of providing communications equipment to dissident groups while working as a government contractor, a U.S. official in Havana said Tuesday.
The Royal Gazette, Bermuda: Bermuda must do everything it can to improve its economy in 2010 in the face of competitors trying to attract more business.
Four men whom police believe were bringing guns to Jamaica from Haiti have been killed in a shootout with cops in the southwestern parish of St Elizabeth this morning.