Grant from China funding new school to accommodate 750 students.
Designed to help countries better understand natural hazards, catastrophe risk and the potential impact of climate change.
Caribbean countries to benefit from assistance through new fund.
Expert advice, mentoring and training on cards for small businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CBS News, USA: Throughout his presidency, Hugo Chavez has relied on his vigor and endurance: playing baseball, speaking for hours at a stretch and making decisions on the fly while bounding around Venezuela exuding energy.
Top Trinidadian soca singers Machel Montano, the 2012 Road March champ, and Kees Diffenthaller were among the local VIP guests at the celebration, both of whom delivered enthralling performances.
Patrick Manning continues to receive treatment overseas.
Agriculture minister reinforces governments commitment to sugar and coffee industries.