September, 2010

US threatened Bahamas over trade benefits, WTO process

Tribune, Bahamas: The US government has already wielded the 'big stick' to force the Bahamas to enhance intellectual property rights protection, Tribune Business can reveal, threatening to withdraw this nation's trade benefits and support for its World Trade Organisation (WTO) accession unless the compulsory TV licensing regime was disbanded.

Haitians 'vote' for housing before elections

Residents of a number of camps recently told IPS they are neither ready nor willing to participate in the Nov. 28 elections, for which the international community is paying two-thirds of the $29 million cost.