Thursday, October 23, 2014
Fanning the Flames of the Flavas!
RICK..The MC &
RICK & ABI HAMILTON..@ WLIB
What's Happening At Home!
BarbadosOn Wednesday, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart announced that the Barbados general elections will be held on February 21. Nomination Day is scheduled for February 6. Mr. Stuart says that his ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is ready for the polls.
CaribbeanGood news for the Caribbean. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts a gradual strengthening of the Caribbean economy for 2013. The IMF has predicted that there will be a 3.6 percent growth for the region this year.
GrenadaA recent poll for the Grenadian general elections shows that the opposition, New National Party (NNP), will probably win on February 19. The results of the poll reveal that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is down by 11 percent.
JamaicaIt is Super Bowl weekend and it wouldn’t be the same if there weren’t a buzz about the ads. This time Jamaica is at the center of a controversial Volkswagen commercial, which many claim to be racist. The advertising features a Caucasian man with a fake Jamaican accent. However, others are saying this may be the best Super Bowl ad for 2013. But, what do Jamaicans think? “No problem man.” It is a hit with the yardies.
St. Kitts & NevisOn Thursday, the Deputy Prime Minster of St. Kitts, Sam Condor, told the cabinet that he would be resigning immediately. The reasons he gave for his decision include issues of Good Governance and Constitutional Integrity. The government has recently announced that it would increase the number of senators in the National Assembly, which met opposition within the ruling party.
The BahamasIt is a no go for web-shop gambling and a national lottery in The Bahamas, after voters rejected a referendum on Monday. Dr. Ranford Patterson, head of the Bahamas Christian Council stated, "This is a victory for the church." He also said, "We are excited and thanking God.”