January, 2010

Toyota recall does not affect Caribbean – BAL

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.

Harry in Barbados for polo match

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.

Air Jamaica could be sold to staff

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.

Stanford’s daughter must give up Houston condo

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 secret of Caribbean success

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?