Falkland Islands lawmaker MLA Ian Hansen is on a Caribbean mission to improve trade and industry links with the region, and seeking political support for the Islands. The tour includes Barbados, Dominica and Guyana, according to Barbados TODAY news agency.
Falkland Islands are well on their way to mining oil and member of the Legislative Assembly Ian Hansen said there are possible opportunities for locals to consider relocating to the Britain territory, according to a report from Antigua's Daily Observer.
The head of Britain’s Environment Agency (EA) has resigned after being heavily criticized for not cutting his Christmas holiday in Barbados short to return home to lead the response to floods last month. Required to work a three-day week for £100,000 (US$142,992) a year, Sir Philip Dilley said he quit because of the “inappropriate” expectation for him, as a part-time chairman of the EA, “to be available at short notice throughout the year”.
Venezuela’s vice-president Jorge Arreaza recently heard directly from CARICOM chairman, Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, that the regional grouping is backing Guyana in the territorial dispute between the two South American neighbors. Stuart met last Friday with Arreaza who was visiting the island as part of a regional tour to discuss Venezuela’s territorial and maritime claims in the region.