July, 2011

Neighbour arrested

Express, Trinidad: Exactly one week after the bodies of Vonetta Haynes-Reyes and her sons Makasi and Malik were found at their La Horquetta home, a 23-year-old neighbour of the victims has been detained by police in connection with the murders.

Hugo Chavez opponents see an opportunity

Washington Post, USA: It’s almost as if nothing has changed. Back from chemotherapy in Cuba, President Hugo Chavez is singing again on television, publicly ruminating over 19th-century conspiracies against Venezuela’s independence hero and skewering his opponents with colorful barbs.

At 30, Sandals unveils $multibillion growth plan

Gleaner, Jamaica: Sandals Resorts International (SRI ), a hotel chain spanning seven Caribbean countries, has announced expansion plans that include a new 'Suites of Sandals' luxury product and at least US$180 million (J$15.5 billion) of near-term investment in St Lucia.

Jamaica's continuing energy crisis

Observer, Jamaica: In July 2006, I wrote an article titled "Oil – Jamaica's main external threat". At the time our use of fossil fuels (oil) was 96 per cent of our energy needs, and the oil price was US$78 per barrel.