May, 2012

Trinidad: Tears on Indian Arrival Day

Guardian, Trinidad: The gala 167th Indian Arrival Day celebrations in Debe descended into chaos and tears yesterday as female highway protesters had to be bodily removed for Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to leave the venue.

Repsol's likely departure a blow to Cuba's oil hopes

Reuters, Cuba: Spanish oil firm Repsol's likely decision to leave Cuba after its 12-year-long quest for offshore oil produced just two dry holes is a devastating and perhaps irrecoverable blow to the communist island's oil hopes, experts said on Wednesday.

Don't kill Jamaica's tourism!

Observer, Jamaica: Opposition Spokesman on Transport, Works and Infrastructure Development Karl Samuda has warned the Government that any additional disincentives to the tourism industry could lead to dire consequences for Jamaica’s economic development.

China, Guyana sign pact for 30,000 laptops

Stabroek News, Guyana: The Chinese government yesterday signed an agreement which the Government of Guyana receiving 30,000 laptops, costing US$8 million as a contribution towards the One Laptop per Family (OLPF) initiative.

Dancehall film to premiere in Trinidad and Tobago

Examiner, USA: A popular Dancehall film, which has already made waves in North America and Europe, will look to make a similar impact in the Caribbean as Trinidad and Tobago prepares to unveil it in the coming days at a popular film festival.