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Friday, June 1, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: The Guyana government plans to open offices in the country’s interior to cut down gold smuggling and ensure miner’s safety. Comment.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Newark City celebrates Guyana’s 46th Independence Anniversary

Guyana: Deputy Mayor of Newark, New Jersey Margarita Muniz, under the auspices of Mayor Corey Booker - joined Guyanese in singing their National Anthem, before the ‘Golden Arrowhead”– Guyana’s flag - was hoisted above Newark City Hall to commemorate Guyana’s freedom from Great Britain on May 26, 1966. Comment.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: More than 300 hospitality consultants, real estate developers and the biggest hotel investors in the Caribbean recently attended a two-day Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit in downtown Miami. Participants focused on recent tourism trends in the Caribbean, which is rebounding despite the global economic downturn. Demand for new hotel rooms is up, participants said, but they noted that securing financing remains difficult. Currently there are 8,000 hotel rooms in the pipeline and of the five biggest hotel projects currently under construction two are in the Bahamas and two in the Dominican Republic. Comment.

Guyana economy gets high marks, prez says

Guyana: Guyana President Donald Ramator said that the International Monetary Fund, (IMF) and the World Bank have given Guyana high marks on its economy, at a time when the U.S. and Europe -- Guyana’s main trading partners, are in serious economic and political trouble. Comments (1).

Friday, May 18, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will host a gathering of culinary enthusiasts and experts as they converge to witness an all-out food and beverage battle between an assortment of chefs and bartenders from the Caribbean. The annual “Taste of the Caribbean” will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Miami from June 20-24 to crown the Caribbean cuisine masters. Comment.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados is poised to create history this month, when it becomes the first Caribbean island to take over the chairmanship of the World Health Organization (WHO). Comment.

Cole Facts showcases Summer Rose Collection

Music: Cold Facts designer Michelle Cole continues to amaze us with her talent and innovative sense of how a lady should look and feel when she puts on a piece of garment. Comment.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: The Antigua and Barbuda Trade Union Congress (ABTUC) is calling on the Baldwin Spencer administration to delay the implementation of the personal income tax after the Inland Revenue Department said it had began administering the Personnel Income Tax Act in full, including the provision to withhold taxes from qualifying benefits and allowances. Comment.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Turning Caribbean landfills into energy

Guyana: GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 20 - The tourist brochure shows pictures of lovely white sandy beaches, tall coconut trees and rolling mountains. Welcome to the Caribbean. Comment.

Flushing the slush fund in Guyana

Guyana: Less than a week after the two parliamentary opposition parties embarrassed the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) by slashing the budget of some of its pet propaganda and corruption arms to a dollar each, authorities have decided to take the issue to their supporters just in case it needs to call fresh elections sometime this year or next year. Comment.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Obama promises $130 M for regional security

Trinidad and Tobago: CARICOM states are expected to benefit from a $130 million in financial assistance from U.S. President Barrack Obama to deal with crime and security in the region. Comment.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Inter-regional travel could come to a halt if industrial action hits LIAT. The Antigua-based LIAT and the Antigua and Barbuda’s Workers Union (ABWU) are up in arms following its recent announcement that it was terminating employment of 25 airline workers. Comment.

Guyana mulls floating police to fight jungle crimes

Guyana: Local security authorities in Guyana are to construct floating police stations in Amazonian jungle rivers to help curb a spate of murders, armed robberies and other acts of violence in the nation’s interior where surging world prices for gold have attracted millions in investments and thousands of new miners to bush communities hoping to earn get-rich-quick dollars or die trying. Comment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The long arm of the Law

Guyana: GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Rape allegations brought by a 34-year-old married woman five months ago have finally forced Police Chief Henry Greene from office, with authorities announcing his widely expected resignation at the weekend saying he will leave office immediately. Comment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

LOT TO SHOUT ABOUT

Trinidad and Tobago: Carib-US Trade Grows Continuing hed US-Caricom trade spiral By Bert Wilkinson Comment.
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