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Antigua Sun|FISHERMEN FINED ... Antiguan captain suffers stroke while in custody

Antigua Sun One of the fishing boat captains who was detained off Anguilla Tuesday for fishing illegally in the territorial waters of the British territory collapsed while in police custody.
Elsworth Peters, who reportedly lives in the Golden Grove area, was rushed to hospital in Anguilla yesterday morning after he suffered a minor stroke.

Heartbeatnews.com Caribbean Countries ID'D as Major Drug Sites

Caribbean Countries ID’D As Major Drug Sites
Hardbeatnews.com - Jackson Heughts,NY,USA
Sept. 19, 2006: The US President, George W. Bush, has again identified four Caribbean countries as countries with major drug problems. ...
Something Fishy: Ay Caribbean
Cayman Net News - grand cayman,Cayman Islands
... Holocaust.". They say record hot water temperatures followed by disease have caused the biggest loss of Caribbean reefs in history. ...

Prensa Latina| Barbados´ Victims Famly Commitee Denounces Terrorists in US

Prensa Latina Havana, September 16 (Prensa Latina) The Committee of Relatives of the Victims of the Cubana Flight Blown up off Barbados denounced Saturday the terrorists responsable for the attack move freely in the United States.
In a public communique, the Commitee remarks that on September 11, 2001, millions of people all over the world watched in awe at the abominable acts of terrorism committed against the people of the United States.

Cbc.bb |Mottley: No increase in VAT

Cbc.BB Barbados is saying "no" to any increase in the value-added-tax to boost government revenues.Minister of Economic Development, Mia Mottley responding to an IMF recommendation that Barbados should increase its VAT revenue, in anticipation of government's proposed removal of its import tariff surcharge.

Jamaica Observer | Cubana tragedy off Barbados

Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Battling terrorism and narco-trafficking are issues of pressing importance discussed at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit that ends today in Cuba. They are also very much on the agenda of the current 61st Session of the United Nations General Assembly that got under way in New York this past Tuesday.

Also See the CIA Bombing of cubana

Cayman Net News | Cayman is vulnerable to terrorism, says senior cop

Cayman Net News A leading law enforcement official here says the Cayman Islands is vulnerable to terror attacks, given its close ties to the United States and the United Kingdom.
Anthony Ennis, Deputy Commissioner in the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, (RCIPS) said that both the US and the UK are terror targets because of their lead role in the war against terrorism.

The Trinidad Guardian| Mannings on test flight of private jet

The Trinidad Guardian Less than 24-hours after Government announced it was shutting down State-owned airline BWIA, Prime Minister Patrick Manning went on a test flight of the executive private jet which the State is considering buying for a reported US$50 million.
Government officials yesterday confirmed that Manning, his wife Hazel and other officials were taken for a test flight aboard the Bombardier Global Express Jet last Saturday.

Advocate| IMF report suggests increase in VAT

Advocate THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) is again calling on the Barbados government to increase the value added tax (VAT).
Furthermore, it wants the full impact of higher oil prices borne by consumers, and believes that some projects could either be postponed by government or offset by reductions in other areas.
The IMF has suggested these measures following its Article IV Consultation which was done last month.

Sun St.Kitts and Nevis |The new Caribbean world

Sun St.Kitts and Nevis As each day passes, the world seems an ever less certain place.
The old order that divided foreign from domestic policy and saw each as somehow separate, has ceased to have validity.
Issues such as escalating energy prices, the war on terrorism and the response to economic globalisation have made politics less a matter of conviction and more a question of being able to react rapidly enough to circumstance.

CaribbeanNetNews Progress for Caribbean tsunami early warning system

CaribbeanNetNews PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad:
The United States Government, via its Agency for International Development of Foreign Disaster Assistance, has given the University of the West Indies St Augustine Seismic Research Unit in Trinidad a US$249,680 grant, which will be used to significantly upgrade the Unit's seismic monitoring network.

SignOnSanDiego.com| Cubans flee detention site in Tijuana, cross into U.S.

SignOnSanDiego.com A group of Cubans awaiting possible deportation from Mexico broke out of a detention facility in Tijuana last weekend and showed up hours later at the San Ysidro border crossing, where they requested political asylum.
Ten Cuban men broke through a fence at the detention center sometime after 10 p.m. Saturday, Mexican officials said. They were accompanied by a man from Guyana.

Antigua Sun| Mom and son charged with murder

Antigua Sun A mother and son have been charged with murder in the death of Kenneth Hewitt of Gambles Terrace.
Donna Hewitt, aged 51 and her 31-year-old son Steven Greaves, both of Guyana, have been in police custody since Friday. They were jointly charged late Sunday evening and are expected to appear in the St John’s Magistrates Court this morning.

Antigua Sun ‘Airline doctor’ says staff cuts necessary, so…LIAT PILOTS TO GO

Antigua Sun Two months on the job and the “airline doctor” LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Darby is seeking innovative ways to resuscitate the cash-strapped air-carrier and confirmed that measures to relieve some employees is as a result of “prudent business management.”
In confirming that the company will let go 20 per cent of its flight and cabin crew, Darby said the airline has to scale back to meet demands

Prensa Latina Sustaining Greater Caribbean Tourism

Prensa Latina Santo Domingo, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) The Great Caribbean tourist potential, with cultural diversity included, is striving for sustainable tourism.
Dominican Ruben Silie, general secretary of the Association of Caribbean States, said the top concern to boost the idle industry is to show respect for nature.
Visitors demand quality and avoid spaces lacking natural beauty, and although tourism is a main income source for 17 of the 25 Greater Caribbean countries they have neglected nature.

Jamaica Gleaner news----T&T Dookeran quits UNC, forms new political party

Jamaica Gleaner News Winston Dookeran yester-day quit as political leader of the opposition United National Congress (UNC) and launched a new party, ending months of public quarrel with top members of the opposition over direction and leadership.
Dookeran made the announce-ment to step down in front of a crowd of about 20,000 people at the Centre of Excellence in east Trinidad where he launched the Congress of the People.

MiamiHerald.com---Caribbean shifts toward high-end tourism

MiamiHerald.com---From the pearly white beaches of Anguilla to the backwaters of the Bahamas, a tourism shift is taking shape in the Caribbean.

The weary can still book mega hotels and big, luxurious, self-contained resorts, but now they can also own a piece of paradise. An increasing number of Caribbean destinations are offering visitors small, personalized stays in the form of villas, condos and boutique hotels.

jamaica-gleaner.com-Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) on the brink - Meeting today on further action

jamaica-gleaner.com--The Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) yester-day warned that classes could be disrupted this week if the Government fails to improve on its fringe benefits offer for the island's public school teachers.
The decision will be taken at a meeting scheduled for members of JTA at 10 o'clock this morning at the association's head office in Kingston.

Caribbean loses an icon with BWEE closure

Barbados Advocate Last week's decision to close the 66 year-old regional airline BWIA represents the loss of a Caribbean icon. Over the years the ups and downs related to this largest Caribbean airline have been both a source of frustration and amusement for travellers from across the region and the rest of the world. The various countries of the Caribbean serviced by BWIA all had nicknames for the airline, including Barbados own Better Walk If Able and But Will It Arrive.

granma.cu -Fidel recovering satisfactorily and will head the Cuban delegation

granma.cu -: "PRESIDENT Fidel Castro is to preside over the Cuban delegation to the 14th Non-Aligned Movement Summit and will receive various dignitaries, including UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, affirmed Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque before close to 1,000 foreign and national correspondents accredited for the event, which officially begins this Monday September 11 with a meeting of experts representing their countries."

Indian oil company signs contract to operate off Cuba's northern shores - Business - International Herald Tribune

Indian oil company signs contract to operate off Cuba's northern shores - Business - International Herald Tribune: "HAVANA The overseas arm of India's main oil exploration company signed a production sharing contract Sunday with Cuba for two offshore exploration blocks in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jamaica Gleaner News - Caribbean girls doing well, but face poor job prospects - Saturday | September 9, 2006

Jamaica Gleaner News - Caribbean girls doing well, but face poor job prospects - Saturday September 9, 2006: "Black Caribbean girls are among a group of ethnic minorities in Britain who have been excelling academically, but face poor prospects when they enter the job market, a report from the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) in Britain has indicated."

BWIA's Wings Clipped - CBC.bb

BWIA's Wings Clipped - CBC.bb: "Trinidad and Tobago’s financially-ailing airline, BWIA, the carrier with the largest passenger load into Barbados, is being shut down early next year.

The government of Trinidad and Tobago, the carrier’s major shareholder, has decided to replace “Bee-wee” with a new entity called Caribbean Airlines Limited.
BWIA, now 60 years old, lost 26 million U.S. dollars last year. "

SUN Weekend-Independence Web site launched

SUN Weekend: "A new Web site has been launched in a bid to keep people both at home and abroad updated on activities planned for the Silver Jubilee Anniversary of Antigua & Barbuda’s Independence.
“The committee felt that this was the avenue to go since it falls in line with the government’s mandate to develop information technology across the country”, said Communications Officer within the Ministry of Housing, Culture & Social Transformation, Collin Jno-Finn."

SUN Weekend-Molwyn to be booted

SUN Weekend: "As soon as this Wednesday, the post of chairman of the ALP could have become vacant as a resolution that demands Molwyn Joseph be removed from the party’s executive was prepared.
This is the latest turn in a series of developments that have exposed the deep division within the party, characterised at times by open verbal warfare via the media. "

The Nation Newspaper | Our Caribbean – Temperature rising for St Lucia poll

The Nation Newspaper Our Caribbean – Temperature rising for St Lucia poll: "A SNAP general election is expected to be called for November in St Lucia for which a new voters register is likely to be ready by early next month.
Already, however, the so-called 'silly season' in multi-party politcs, better known as election campaigning, is unofficially well underway across that Windward Island state with an economy that revolves primarily around tourism, services and banana exports. "

Stabroek News-Ganja row may have led to Cuyuni death

Stabroek News: "An argument over marijuana is reportedly what led to the shooting to death of a 20-year-old miner at Papa Road, Aromatta in the Cuyuni River, in Region Seven (Cuyuni/ Mazaruni) on Monday evening.
Twenty-year-old, Kevin John was found on Monday evening shot to death at a mining camp in the Cuyuni area. A .38 Taurus revolver with a spent shell in the chamber was found next to him. "

Stabroek News-Ganja row may have led to Cuyuni death

Stabroek News: "An argument over marijuana is reportedly what led to the shooting to death of a 20-year-old miner at Papa Road, Aromatta in the Cuyuni River, in Region Seven (Cuyuni/ Mazaruni) on Monday evening.
Twenty-year-old, Kevin John was found on Monday evening shot to death at a mining camp in the Cuyuni area. A .38 Taurus revolver with a spent shell in the chamber was found next to him. "

Caribbean Net News: Guyana election conduct ‘does credit to all concerned’, says OAS

Caribbean Net News: Guyana election conduct ‘does credit to all concerned’, says OAS: "WASHINGTON, USA: The Organization of American States (OAS) election monitors have reaffirmed their assessment that Guyana’s August 28 general and regional elections “were conducted in a manner that does credit to all concerned.”"

Embassy Newspaper Online-Canada Should Raise Caribbean Profile

Embassy - Newspaper Online.: "A Conservative MP who visited Guyana to monitor elections last month is calling on Canada to play a more active role in the Caribbean. Peter Goldring visited Guyana in mid-August as an election monitor for the Organization of American States (OAS) and spent a week supervising polling in the eastern part of the country"

Tropical Storm Florence could become hurricane by weekend

Tropical Storm Florence could become hurricane by weekend: "Tropical Storm Florence formed far out in the open Atlantic, but forecasters said Wednesday it was too soon to tell if the sixth named storm of the hurricane season would reach the United States.

Florence had sustained winds near 45 mph, just over the 39-mph threshold for a tropical storm. The minimum for a hurricane is 74 mph."

Caribbean Net News: Castro says worst of health is 'behind' him

Caribbean Net News: Castro says worst of health is 'behind' him: "HAVANA, Cuba (AFP): The Cuban President Fidel Castro said the worst part of a health crisis that made him shed 18.5 kilos (41 pounds) was over and that he would attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit here next week, in a handwritten statement published Tuesday.

'You can say the most critical moment is behind me,' Castro said in the statement, published Tuesday in the official daily Granma and accompanied by dozens of snapshots."

The Trinidad Guardian -US ignoring region - PM

The Trinidad Guardian -: "A tough-talking Prime Minister Patrick Manning yesterday knocked the United States, accusing it of ignoring the Caribbean.
Manning was speaking at the launch of the BGTT Energy Luncheon series to an audience that included US Ambassador to T&T Dr Roy Austin.
He said that while the USA had turned its attention to terrorism, the war against the drug trade had fallen by the wayside. "

Cuba returns to sugar high | Chicago Tribune

Cuba returns to sugar high Chicago Tribune: "JESUS MENENDEZ, Cuba -- Several years after downsizing what was once Cuba's most important business, authorities have reversed course and are expanding the sugar industry to take advantage of the high global price of sugar and growing demand for ethanol.

Ulises Rosales del Toro, Cuba's sugar minister, said last week that he expects sugar production to increase at least 25 percent this year and has vowed to triple production to 3 million tons in the next few years, according to Cuba's state-run media."

Guyana's failure the region's responsibility - CBC.bb

Guyana's failure the region's responsibility - CBC.bb: "Caricom has a lot to answer for regarding the failure of Guyana as one of the wealthiest nations in this part of the region.

Interim chairman of the Peoples Empowerment Party David Comissiong says there were many projects proposed from as early as the 1970's where Guyana was to play a major role in the industrialisation of the region but because of racial politics, nothing was allowed to materialise. "