February, 2012

Trinidad PM calls in her troops

Guardian, Trinidad: Days before she faces a no-confidence motion in Parliament, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has summoned People’s Partnership MPs, local government representatives and senior party officials to a hastily-arranged meeting at her Phillipine residence yesterday afternoon.

OPINION: 'Time for action' on Caricom crisis

Observer, Jamaica: First, I must observe that this does not seem a season for good news for the Caribbean from the perspective of either the region's premier institution for financing economic development — the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) — or from the Secretariat of the Caribbean Community as it struggles to manage our economic integration movement.

Entrepreneurial hub by 2020?

Advocate News, Barbados: The vision for Barbados is to be the Entrepreneurial hub of the world by 2020. And the public seems to be asking whether this is fact or fiction.

EDITORIAL: Setback for Haiti

Miami Herald, USA: Well, that didn’t take long. In office only four months, Prime Minister Garry Conille of Haiti resigned Friday under pressure from President Michel Martelly. This is a huge setback for Haiti as it continues to struggle with recovery efforts following the January 2010 earthquake.

Owen Arthur: Act Now!

Nation News, Barbados: Leader of the opposition Barbados Labour Party, Owen Arthur, says the people of Barbados cannot wait for a commission of inquiry into the affairs of CLICO International Life (CIL) – and has called for immediate action on the matter.

No Stanford mistrial after erased hard drives talk

Seattle Times, USA: Computer hard drives belonging to the outside auditor of Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's Caribbean bank apparently were erased after the auditor's death, a prosecutor said Friday during the financier's fraud trial.