I WAS following post-election political developments in Antigua and Barbuda last week when the Caribbean Community made public its concern over the threat to democracy in the Turks and Caicos Islands by Britain’s announced intention to resort to direct rule from London in that Associate Member territory of CARICOM.Continue reading
Roseau, Dominica – March 30, 2009……………… Mayor of the Italian City of Milan, Ms. Letizia Moratti, who played a pivotal role in securing ten school buses for the Government of Dominica, leads a fifteen (15) member delegation to Dominica on Tuesday, March 31, 2009. The delegation includes members of her Cabinet and officials of Expo Milan 2015.Continue reading
Prime Minister Skerrit and new Japanese Ambassador sign Exchange of Notes and Grant Agreement for US$7. 6 million Fisheries Centre at Portsmouth
Speaking at the signing ceremony for the Exchange of Notes and Grant Agreement on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at the Financial Centre, Prime Minister Skerrit expressed his gratitude to the Government and people of Japan and spoke of the strength of the relationship between the two countries.Continue reading
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thurs. Mar. 26, 2009: Top international cricket umpire, Steve Bucknor, is set to be honored for his contribution to the game.Continue reading
Roseau, Dominica – March 25, 2009……………… The International Organisation for Migration(IOM) in partnership with the Government of Dominica is hosting a two-day training seminar aimed at building capacity within institutions in Dominica to combat human trafficking for government officials and civil society organisations starting today, Wednesday March 25 at the Police Training School at Morne Bruce.Continue reading
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: A popular Jamaican dancehall singer has been slapped with a murder charge.
Police on Saturday charged Ninja Man, born Desmond John Ballentine, with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm in last Monday`s killing of a 20-year-old man on Marl Road in Kingston.
Ninja Man, 43 of Annotto Bay, Jamaica, is known for his controversial and pro-gun lyrics and his stuttering and melodramatic style of music.Continue reading
The actress was buried near the grave of her maternal grandmother, Rachel Kempson, who died in 2003 while visiting Richardson and Neeson at their home in nearby Millbrook.Continue reading
BUTTE, Mont. – A small plane — possibly carrying children on a ski trip — crashed Sunday as it approached the Butte airport, killing 14 to 17 people aboard, a federal official said. The single engine turboprop nose-dived into a cemetery 500 feet from its destination.
The aircraft crashed and burned while attempting to land, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus. The plane crashed in Holy Cross Cemetery.
An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board offered few details at a press conference in Butte Sunday night. No cause of the crash was given.
“We are just beginning our investigation,” said Kristi Dunks. “We don’t have a lot of information at this time.
“Certain family members were contacted,” she said. “At this point, I don’t have an exact number.”Continue reading