December, 2009

Woman dies in childbirth

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.

Suriname cops search for anti-migrant rioters

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.

PM reflects on ‘difficult year’ for the Bahamas

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.

UN blue helmets bring Christmas cheer to Haitian orphans

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.

Missing Canadian found alive in Dominican Republic

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.

Cuba gives US diplomat access to arrested American

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.