June, 2011

Catastrophe: What went wrong in Zimbabwe?

According to Sir Ronald Sanders Zimbabwe has the highest ratio of debt to GDP in the world, its talented people have fled the country and so too have hundreds of thousands of its unskilled workers.

Draft banking code ready

If accepted by the bankers association, the code will make Jamaica the first CARICOM nation to have its banking sector guided by such a policy.

NYC teachers from Caribbean seek immigration help

Wall Street Journal, USA: New York City teachers recruited from Jamaica, Trinidad and other Caribbean countries a decade ago said Wednesday that the city needs to do more to help them and their families obtain permanent U.S. residency.

Illegal wiring kills infant

Kaieteur News, Guyana: The scale, gravity and danger of persons stealing electricity came forcibly home in a grave way on Wednesday when a two-year-old child in the depressed squatting community of Angoy's Avenue (Cow Dam) came into contact with a live electric wire.

Duprey blanked

Newsday, Trinidad: Chairman of the Clico Commission of Inquiry Sir Anthony Coleman yesterday refused an application by lawyers acting on behalf of former CL Financial chairman Lawrence Duprey to remain silent at the proceedings.