May, 2011

Jack must go!

The Congress of the People, which is part of Trinidad and Tobago's coalition government, calls on Austin 'Jack' Warner to quit his ministerial post pending a FIFA probe.

Murders soar to fifty-four

Kaieteur News, Guyana: Fifty-four people have now been murdered between January and May 29. The victims include 13 women, three of whom were slain by their male partners within seven days.

COMMENT: PM must now act on Jack

Express, Trinidad: As was always possible, the byzantine power politics of FIFA have come home at full blast to Trinidad and Tobago, which is home to its vice president Jack Warner, a high-ranking Cabinet Minister who has even acted as Prime Minister on occasion.

Gayle left out

Nation News, Barbados: Enigmatic West Indies opener Chris Gayle has been left out of the squad announced yesterday for the first two One-Day Internationals against India.

Jamaica to use tax to lure new tourists

BusinessWeek, USA: Jamaica's tourism minister says a recent $10 increase in the head tax paid by incoming airline passengers will result in stronger marketing campaigns to draw visitors from emerging markets.

A global currency lesson in the Caribbean

Statesman, USA: Getting to the Dinghy Dock bar and restaurant at Captain Oliver's Marina is an international experience. Walk down the dock from one side, and you'll cross from the Dutch part of the island to the French part of the island. No passport required.

Two other Trinis charged with Warner

Express, Trinidad: The two other people named to face a FIFA tribunal in Zurich, Switzerland on Sunday are both from Trinidad and Tobago and work for Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president and FIFA vice-president Jack Warner.

Portia warned!

Gleaner, Jamaica: A ranking member of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has attracted the attention of three of Jamaica's major international partners who suspect that he might be involved in illegal or corrupt activities.