March, 2011

New immigration abuse claims against Barbados

Even as controversy brews over allegations that a Barbadian female immigration officer sexually assaulted and verbally abused a Jamaican woman, three Jamaican young men are claiming they were also mistreated and beaten.

Libya: By what right?

There has been a great debate over the military action in Libya by several Western governments says Sir Ronals Sanders.

Jamaican officials head to Barbados today

GoJamaica, Jamaica: Jamaica is sending a five-member team to Barbados today to meet with officials to discuss the treatment of Shanique Myrie's allegations of abuse while entering the territory.

Haiti delays presidential poll results

AFP, Haiti: The announcement of Haiti's provisional presidential election results has been delayed by four days and will now take place on Monday, the electoral commission said.

Carter meets with Cuba dissidents near end of trip

AP, Cuba: Former President Jimmy Carter met with Cuban dissidents early Wednesday following two days of talks with President Raul Castro, other government officials and religious leaders on a trip he hopes will boost strained U.S.-Cuban relations.

Off to court

Nation News, Barbados: The Barbados Government will be hauled before the International Court of Human Rights, if need be, to ensure Jamaican Shanique Myrie gets justice for the trauma she reportedly suffered at the hands of airport officials.

PNM awarded $16M contract to Canadian firm

Newsday, Trinidad: The PNM government awarded a $16 million contract to a Canadian firm for the development of a national development plan, Planning Minister Mary King said in the Senate yesterday as she announced that the State has since cancelled this contract which she described as “exorbitant”.

Hurricane forecasters lack intensity skill

Compass, Cayman Islands: Although the National Hurricane Center in Miami has made tremendous strides in predicting the track of tropical cyclones over the past decade, it still cannot the predict intensity of storms with much skill.

Japan willing to help JA go nuclear

Observer, Jamaica: Japan has expressed a willingness to help Jamaica adopt nuclear energy, at a time when the island's oil bill keeps escalating and climate change is a pressing concern.