Reuters, USA: After taking a flogging last year, the Caribbean tourism industry is looking toward an improvement in 2010 despite concerns about a British-imposed environmental tax and crime against tourists on some islands.
JustJared, USA (Blog): Don’t expect to see a man on Rihanna’s arm at the Grammys this weekend – she’s hitting the red carpet by herself!
Stabroek News, Guyana: Citing concerns expressed about a defect in vehicle acceleration, Japanese auto maker Toyota has announced the recall of millions of vehicles in the United States and other parts of the world but it does not affect the Caribbean, according to local distributor, BAL.
Press Association, UK: Prince Harry is due to arrive in Barbados for a three-day visit that will see him play in a charity polo match in aid of impoverished African children.
Aviation Week, USA: Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding in an address to the nation said the Government would consider a buy-out proposal from Air Jamaica’s pilots should merger negotiations with Caribbean Airlines fail.
USA Today, USA: The 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle struck a pier in St. Kitts Thursday during docking maneuvers, causing a 15-foot-long gash along its hull.
Washington Post, USA: The Bahamas is preparing for the retrial of two suspects accused of attempting to extort $25 million from John Travolta following the death of his teenage son last year.
Reuters, USA: The daughter of indicted Texas financier Allen Stanford must move out of a $1.3 million luxury apartment in Houston by March 31, according to an agreement reached with a court-appointed receiver on Thursday.
The Star, St Lucia: Sir Arthur Lewis won a Nobel Prize for building an economic formula to help small developing states survive the global marketplace, but somehow, small states are still struggling to survive. Why is it that his Nobel Prize-winning thesis has not turned into prosperity even for his homeland, St Lucia?
A Guyanese woman who voted in St Kitts and Nevis general elections on Monday, has been charged with using a cell phone inside her polling booth. And police say she may not even be legal in the country.
Jamaica’s Minister of National Security, Senator Dwight Nelson, has revealed that some gangs in the country have become so powerful they’re now operating franchises.
One of the Caribbean’s top academics, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of the West Indies Professor Rex Nettleford, remains hospitalised in the United States after collapsing in his hotel room late Wednesday.
In just over six months from now, two Bahamians will again go on trial for trying to extort US$25 million from American actor John Travolta.
An attempt by airline pilots to take over Air Jamaica is something that Prime Minister Bruce Golding says he will consider only if the current negotiations with Trinidad and Tobago’s Caribbean Airlines fall through.