TRINIDAD-BUDGET-Opposition Leader calls for withdrawal of budget and wants early general election

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar, Friday described the T$57.6 billion (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) national budget presented to the Parliament early this week as “a vicious frontal attack on the poor and working class” and called for a general election. Responding to the fiscal package outlined by Finance Minister Colm…

GUYANA-CRIME-Police wants to question US-based political activist

Police says they want to question New York-based Guyanese political activist, Rickford Burke, as they continue their investigations into allegations that an attempt had been made by two media workers here to extort money from a local businessman The two media workers, Alex Wayne 49, and Gary Eleazar 41, appeared…

CRICKET-CPL-RESULT Tallawahs beat Royals by eight wickets – final

Jamaica Tallawahs defeated Barbados Royals by eight wickets in the final of the Caribbean Premier League at the Guyana National Stadium here Friday. Scores: ROYALS 161 for seven off 20 overs (Azam Khan 51, Rahkeem Cornwall 36, Kyle Mayers 29; Fabian Allen 3-24, Nicholson Gordon 3-33) TALLAWAHS 162 for two…

ST. LUCIA-AID-CDB to provide funding to support St. Lucia’s most vulnerable

The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) said Friday it is providing a US$5.2 million loan to the St. Lucia government to help improve the quality of life of the island’s most vulnerable population. It said the “Safety Nets for Vulnerable Populations Affected by Coronavirus Project – St Lucia,” will expand…

“There is absolutely zero doubt that Haitians are living in hellish conditions”

–A former United States ambassador to Haiti says it is time to throw away the gloves and stop pretending that ‘normal” diplomacy will work in Haiti. The former diplomat, Pamela A White, who served in Haiti from 1982-85, told the House Committee on Foreign Relations that while she had seen…

CAYMAN ISLANDS-POLITICS-Opposition Leader files motion of no confidence against the Speaker

Opposition Leader, Roy McTaggart, Friday filed a motion of ‘Lack of Confidence” in the Speaker, McKeeva Bush, after the deadline given by Premier Wayne Panton for him to demit office passed without him doing so. Panton had given Bush, a former premier, until 5.00 pm (local time) on September 23,…

CRICKET-LEGENDS-Deonarine in vain as Windies taste first defeat

Left-hander Narsingh Deonarine punched a half-century but the effort went in vain as West Indies Legends tasted defeat for the first time at the Road Safety World Series Legends tournament here Friday. Chasing 173 at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, the Caribbean side came up short at 158 for…

KM2 Solutions Expands Caribbean Operations -Anticipates an additional 1,500 new jobs on the heels of major new business wins

KM2 Solutions, a leader in nearshore business process outsourcing with contact centers across the Caribbean and Latin America, is pleased to announce further expansion to its Caribbean operations. As a result of the increased demand for high-quality English language contact center solutions, KM2 will be increasing its footprint in Barbados,…

CRICKET-CPL-INNINGS Royals 161-7 (20 overs) vs Tallawahs – final

Barbados Royals, opting to bat first, reached 161 for seven from their 20 overs, in the final of the Caribbean Premier League against Jamaica Tallawahs at the Guyana National Stadium here Friday. Scores: ROYALS 161 for seven off 20 overs (Azam Khan 51, Rahkeem Cornwall 36, Kyle Mayers 29; Fabian…

HORSE RACING-BARBADOS-Jones brace draws him closer to Husbands at Woodbine

Teenaged rider Slade Jones pulled within two of legendary fellow Barbadian Patrick Husbands when he logged a double on Thursday’s eight-race card at Woodbine racetrack. The 16-year-old, the son of outstanding legendary former Woodbine rider Jono Jones, captured race two with 2-1 choice Alpha Mia before returning to take the…