June, 2010

Grenadian makes history

A Grenadian has made history by becoming the first person from his country and the English-speaking Caribbean to get a place on one of the committees of a United Nations body.

Cop charged with murder of schoolboy

Stabroek News, Guyana: The policeman who is alleged to have fatally shot Patentia schoolboy Kelvin Fraser was remanded to prison yesterday when he appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson charged with the capital offence.

COLUMN: A review of the Coke extradition case

Observer, Jamaica: In this column on May 25 it was suggested that Christopher Coke who is wanted in the USA on drug-trafficking and gun-running charges should turn himself over to the police and fight the battle through the courts to avoid confrontation with the authorities which could lead to bloodshed.

3 Suriname factions forge pact to create bloc

eTaiwan News, Taiwan: Three political factions in Suriname announced Sunday they have formed a majority bloc in Parliament, while a former military dictator struggled to create alliances to build the next coalition government.

LIAT and LIALPA meet to address outstanding issues

Caribbean Press Releases: Representatives of LIAT's management and the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) met on Monday 28th June 2010 at LIAT's headquarters in Antigua to discuss issues relating to the recent industrial action by LIALPA.

Coach banned for life for drug trafficking

AP, USA: Former Jamaican track star Raymond Stewart, who went on to coach banished American sprinter Jerome Young and other Olympic medalists, has been kicked out of the sport for life for obtaining performance-enhancing drugs for his athletes.

Cop dies in Pearl crash

Stabroek News, Guyana: One person is dead and several others injured after two vehicles heading south along the Pearl Public Road on the East Bank of Demerara collided with each other and speeding was said to be a key factor.