February, 2012

Still no LIME deal

Nation News, Barbados: Up to late last night there was still no agreement between the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and telecommunications company LIME after marathon talks lasting close to seven hours with Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo aimed at brokering a wages agreement.

The impact of IRS rules on the Caribbean

Aside from being obliged to file tax returns even when living overseas, the Bank Secrecy Act has led to the need for Americans to declare overseas bank and financial accounts over a certain level says Derren Joseph.

Jack Warner in PM's corner

Express, Trinidad: The motion of no confidence against the Prime Minister is a serious matter, says Government Minister Jack Warner, who indicated he will be defending his leader, beginning today at a public meeting in Couva South.

Prince Harry's Caribbean getaway

USA Today, USA: Globe-trotting Prince Harry was the ace of nightclubs in Vegas, and what happened there didn't stay there. The party-loving prince hit hotspots at Encore and Wynn Las Vegas and flirted with local lovelies.

Dominicans pleased with outcome of murder investigation

Observer, Antigua: Dominicans were on Monday expressing satisfaction with the arrest of four individuals held in the on-going murder investigation of 40-year-old Dorothy Prince who was shot and killed last week at the gas station where she worked.

GDP boost from raising Bahamas' 60% Net access

Tribune, Bahamas: LESS than 60 per cent of Bahamian homes have Internet access, the Bahamas Telecommunications Company's (BTC) chief executive has said, adding that increasing this penetration rate would improve national gross domestic product (GDP).