January, 2011

New beginnings

The Barbados Entrepreneurial Foundation has set off on its Mission: "Barbados – the #1 Entrepreneurial Hub in the World by 2020".

Clinton to visit Haiti on Sunday

AFP, Haiti: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Haiti Sunday to consult with Haitian President Rene Preval and others about the disputed election, a cholera epidemic and post-quake reconstruction.

Sandy says sorry

Express, Trinidad: Minister of National Security, Brigadier John Sandy last night became the second Government Minister to apologise for telling the Parliament and the country that former Strategic Services Agency (SSA) director Reshmi Ramnarine was a graduate of the University of the West Indies, when she was not.

Upset at AA's search of Grenada PM

Newsday, Trinidad: Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas was "patted down" by two employees of American Airlines (AA) at Maurice Bishop International Airport, Grenada, just before embarking on an official overseas trip last month, sources told Newsday yesterday.

Accused 'Dog Paw' gangster freed after police error

Observer, Jamaica: Two days after the man police described as the brain behind one of the country's most notorious gangs was captured, Nicholas 'Fire Key' Nesbeth was set free yesterday in a big foul-up that has left the constabulary's top brass stunned and embarrassed.

Six men charged over ammo, explosives at Camp Groomes

Stabroek News, Guyana: Six men accused by the police of having components of ammunition and explosives in their possession without lawful authority at Camp Groomes appeared today before acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Injuries reported in CUC blast

Compass, Cayman Islands: Officials at Caribbean Utilities Company have confirmed there was an explosion at the company's George Town headquarters Friday around 12.30pm.

CCL rewards Arthur for championing labour

Nation News, Barbados: The Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) has recognised former Prime Minister Owen Arthur for his sterling contribution towards the labour movement in the region.