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Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Daily Headlines

Brokeback ban stirs controversy in Bahamas

MIAMI, USA (AFP): The banning in the Bahamas of
the "Brokeback Mountain" movie has stirred
controversy in the island chain, in what a gay group
called "an attempt to censor an entire community."




Trinidadian teenagers charged for murder of 6-year-old boy

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: After three days of
questioning, police in Trinidad have formally charged
two teenagers for rape and murder of 6-year-old US
national, Sean Luke.




Third murder in three weeks in Suriname

PARAMARIBO, Suriname: Last week an elderly woman
became the fifth murder victim in Suriname this year
and the third in consecutive weeks.



Cuban dissident marks two months on hunger strike

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP): A Cuban dissident journalist on
Friday marked two months on a hunger strike to
demand Internet access, a member of his
government-outlawed agency said.




UN concerned about overcrowded prisons in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP): The United Nations
mission in Haiti on Friday expressed concern about
overcrowding in the country's prisons, where the
majority of inmates have not been convicted and are
being held in preventive detention.



Oil-tanker rates in Caribbean fall on high US oil inventory

NEW YORK, USA (Bloomberg): Rates to ship oil in the
Caribbean basin fell for the 12th straight session as
high U.S. crude inventories crimped demand for
shipping.



Digicel launches in Antigua-Barbuda

ST JOHN'S, Antigua: Digicel, the fastest growing
mobile telecommunications company in the
Caribbean, launched services on Friday in Antigua
and Barbuda with the announcement of a US$6
million investment into the local operation.




Digicel granted mobile license to operate in Turks & Caicos

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands: Digicel
announced Friday that it has been granted a license
to establish a GSM cellular network in the newly
liberalised market of the Turks & Caicos Islands,
further expanding its pan-Caribbean network across
the region.




Grenada pledges to protect its natural resources

CURITIBA, Brazil: In an inspiring move for the
Caribbean region, the nation of Grenada has pledged
to put 25 percent of near-shore marine and 25
percent of terrestrial natural resources under
effective conservation by 2020.




Commentary: CARICOM-US Conference on the Caribbean?

After US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had a
meeting with CARICOM Foreign Ministers in March, an
editorial in the Barbados Nation newspaper
proclaimed: “Nothing new from Rice Meeting”.



Commentary: Giving Haiti’s new president a good launch

In the middle of May, after a number of electoral
processes take place, Rene Preval, the only
democratically-elected Haitian president to serve out
his full five year presidential term and peacefully
hand over power to the succeeding administration,
will once again assume the presidential mantle.




Letter: Tourism figures - the facts

It’s a shame when such an esteemed newspaper
loses its objectivity! In a front page Barbados
Advocate headline on 29th March ‘Tourism industry
bouncing back’ and again in an article dated 1st
April ‘Tourism bouncing back’ are classic examples.




Jamaica’s Fuller scores twice to push Saints out of relegation zone

LONDON, England: Jamaican international Ricardo
Fuller scored two second-half goals to help his
Southampton team ease away from the Coca-Cola
Championship relegation zone after they defeated
Cardiff 3-2 on Saturday.




Jamaican referee among 23 selected by FIFA for World Cup 2006

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Experienced Jamaican referee
Peter Prendergast is set to become the first offical
from the Caribbean to officiate in two major football
senior tournaments when he travels to Germany this
summer to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup
Finals.




Jamaica swears in first female PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica (UPI): The Jamaican capital of
Kingston was under heavy security Thursday as the
country's first female prime minister, Portia Simpson
Miller, was to be sworn in. Some 6,000 guests were
invited to the ceremony on the lawn of the
governor's King's House mansion, the Jamaica Gleaner
reported.




Trinidad business community wants action from government over child's killing

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Members of two of Trinidad
and Tobago's most powerful business organizations --
the South and Central Chambers of Commerce -- are
calling on government immediately to address a
number of issues, including the recent murder of six-
year-old Sean Luke.




Six charged in Barbados killings

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: One man has been charged
with manslaughter and five others are facing violent
disorder charges as police continued their
investigations into the altercation outside a City
nightclub that left brothers Justin and William Greene
dead.




Jailed Cuba airline bombing suspect said to be a threat to US security

MIAMI, USA (AFP): US authorities say they will not
release Luis Posada Carrilles, wanted in Venezuela for
the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner, because he
represents a threat to national security.




Winn-Dixie to sell Bahamas supermarkets for $50m

NEW YORK, USA (Bloomberg): Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.,
the bankrupt grocery chain, said it will sell its
majority stake in Bahamas Supermarkets Ltd. to a
Bahamian company, BK Foods Ltd., for $50 million to
focus on its U.S. business. The shares rose 7.1
percent.



(Courtesy of Caribbean Net News)