April, 2011

Cuba's cigar industry – Smoked out

Economist, USA: ONE of the reforms approved at this month’s Congress of Cuba's ruling Communist Party was a change in the treatment of the country's 3,000 or so state-owned enterprises.

Replacement for 737 to cost CAL $2.2m

Guardian, Trinidad: Caribbean Airlines (CAL) will pay US$350,000 (approximately $2.2 million) to wet lease a plane to replace a Boeing 737 aircraft which was chartered by the Government for its trip to Brazil.

Haiti needs civil defense, not an army

Miami Herald, USA: On the campaign trail, Haitian president-elect Michel Martelly pledged to reconstitute Haiti’s Armed Forces. But an army, with all the historical baggage it suggests in Haiti, is not the answer.