February, 2010

PM denies owning church

Express, Trinidad: In a statement which left a lot unanswered, Prime Minister Patrick Manning yesterday confirmed the church in Heights of Guanapo, Arima, is being built on State lands.

New Latin American group unlikely to have teeth

Miami Herald, USA: A summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, decided to create a new regional bloc excluding the United States and Canada, in what most international media described as an act of defiance against Washington.

Lavish hotels out of vogue: Marriott

Reuters, USA: Luxury hotels with $1,000-a-night room rates and extravagant Caribbean resorts may face a tougher recovery than the rest of the industry, Marriott International Inc (MAR.N) executives said on Wednesday.

Fun and games for orphans after Haiti hell

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia: The boy was one of six orphans who arrived from Haiti on Wednesday after they had been seized by police on Saturday when they were about to board a plane for the United States.

Drought, bush fires and environmental consciousnes

Searchlight, St Vincent: The dry season is well and truly with us, and throughout the Caribbean the complaint is the same – scarcity or lack of water. The spreading drought represents yet another natural disaster to which the Caribbean region is so vulnerable.