September, 2011

‘Exhausted’ PM in hospital

Guardian, Trinidad: Works and Infrastructure Minister Jack Warner is advising Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to take a rest. Warner’s advice was given during his tour of St Joseph yesterday with Justice Minister Herbert Volney.

Samuda says he has identified Golding's successor

Observer, Jamaica: Veteran Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) power player, Karl Samuda, says he has already identified 'in his mind' the person who is best placed to take over the leadership of the party when prime minister and party leader, Bruce Golding makes his exit in November.

Cuba gives green light to buying, selling cars

Reuters, Cuba: For the first time since the 1959 revolution, Cubans will have the right to buy and sell cars in a much-anticipated reform under President Raul Castro, another step toward greater economic freedom on the communist-led island.

‘Cautious optimism’ for economic recovery

Advocate, Barbados: While there are a few bright spots in the area of economic recovery in Barbados and the Caribbean, it is anticipated that growth will remain subdued and at levels below those projected prior to the global economic meltdown.

Future of Four Seasons project remains uncertain

Nation News, Barbados: The future of the multimillion-dollar Four Seasons project remains uncertain, as top officials of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in Barbados continue to mull over new and separate financing proposals aimed at jump-starting the stalled hotel project.