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National Carnival Commission Chairman, Kenny de Silva, says Carnival 2011 is estimated to cost some $130 million.
That cost includes administrative expenses, prizes, rentals, cleaning and construction.De Silva said, they are hoping sponsors will come forward as they did back in 2004-2006.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will soon launch one of the world’s first automated multi-state travel documents (CARIPASS) for use within 10 member states that will not only make regional travel easier, but help crack down on identity theft and illegal migration.Participating countries will include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Cable & Wireless Communications Plc agreed to buy 51 percent of Bahamas Telecommunications Company for $210 million to prop up its ailing Caribbean business. The stock rose as much as 3.6 percent in London trading.
The company has already signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the government of the Bahamas.
Cable and Wireless says their aim is to complete the transaction in the first quarter of 2011. The company and the government will work together to complete due diligence, finalize terms and obtain regulatory clearances.
The son of former People’s United Party (PUP) mayoral candidate Cecil Reneau, has been charged with Tuesday night murders of 39-year-old David Longsworth – whose father is former Belize Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and security guard Edward Ayala.Less than 24 hours after the son of the former diplomat was gunned down, along with the guard, at a gas station in Belize City, police have charged the son of a politician with the killings.
Police are looking for at least one other suspect.
COME next January, scores of fans will be able to watch Buju Banton perform live for the first time since his arrest last year in the United States on cocaine and weapon charges.
The way has been made clear for Banton to appear on the January 16 show in Miami, Florida.
Judge James Moody overturned a previous decision by Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli not to grant the Jamaican-born artiste permission to perform on the reggae show.
Mark Myrie aka Buju Banton had on November 23 applied for permission to perform at the concert, originally scheduled for December 26, but Porcelli dismissed the motion on the grounds that the artiste was a flight risk.