May, 2010

New protocol to deal with child abuse

Officials in St Kitts and Nevis are in an all out battle against the abuse of children in the twin-island federation and are establishing a new National Child Protection Protocol to deal with those cases.

BIDC to be overhauled

Minister of Economic Affairs Dr David Estwick, has announced a comprehensive overhaul of the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation (BIDC) to give it more flexibility in meeting the needs of those it is intended to help.

Caribbean, US in security talks

Caribbean nations and the United States yesterday began talks aimed at forging a security cooperation arrangement to tackle criminal and security threats to the region.

Businessman killed in house search for Dudus

Add another casualty to the scores killed in efforts to capture alleged drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. A 63-year-old businessman was shot dead, reportedly in view of his family, as security forces stormed his home following information that the wanted man may have been hiding in the area.

No info to back claims of Golding link to Dudus

The US State Department says it doesn’t know anything about a US government report which American network ABC said had named Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding as a criminal affiliate of alleged drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

Antigua on verge of fully owning oil company

The Antigua and Barbuda government which now has 25 percent stake in West Indies Oil Company (WIOC) will own it fully in a matter of weeks, and open the opportunity to citizens to buy into both the fuel and real estate business of the company.

Manning resigns

Guardian, Trinidad: Diego Martin West MP Keith Rowley has been recommended as Opposition Leader by the PNM's General Council, after yesterday's resignation of PNM political leader Patrick Manning.

Manning's letter of resignation

Express, Trinidad: 'The General Election of May 2010 did not result in victory for the People's National Movement. As Political Leader I accept full responsibility for this result.

Kingston shoot-outs hurting tourism

Observer, Jamaica: Promotional activities for Jamaica's tourism product in the international marketplace has ceased given the sustained attention being placed by the local and international media on the unrest in sections of Kingston and St Catherine.