September, 2012

Guyana police at Linden say they didn't fire shots

Stabroek News, Guyana: Statements from the policemen present on the ground at the time of the July 18 protestor shootings in Linden did not indicate that it was the police who fired, acting Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell said yesterday.

Senators urge Cuba to release American Alan Gross

Reuters, USA: A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has sent a letter to Cuban President Raul Castro urging the release of an American contractor jailed in Cuba for nearly three years, saying his detention is "a major obstacle" to improving relations.

UN: $2.79 billion pledged toward Haiti released

ABC News, USA: The United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti said Tuesday that more than half of the $5.33 billion pledged by donors to help the Caribbean nation rebuild after the 2010 earthquake has been released.

Sir Carlisle Burton laid to rest in Barbados

Nation News, Barbados: People and their development “arrested” the mind, heart and will of Sir Carlisle Burton, said Reverend Von Watson, as he acknowledged the contribution of the late outstanding Barbadian public servant at his funeral yesterday morning.