World News Headlines – Dec 9th


    • Jamaica’s Government is eyeing a possible US$100 million grant China to help rebuild the infrastructure of the local Blue Mountain coffee industry.

    • The FBI says it is treating Friday’s deadly attack on a Florida navy base as a presumed terrorist attack.

    • A volcano has erupted in New Zealand, leaving five dead and several unaccounted for.

    • St Kitts-Nevis Opposition Leader Denzil Douglas has denied a report in Britian’s Daily Mail that he was detained at Gatwick Airport when he tried to leave country with 70,000 pounds in cash.

    • Saudi Arabia will no longer require restaurants to have separate entrances segregated by sex.

    • Sanna Marin is to become the world’s youngest prime minister at the age of 34 – and will head a women-led coalition government in Finland.

    • Guyana’s Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo says government will utilise the resources of oil revenues to build a new society first, and will not be used ‘willy nilly’.

    • Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

    • India’s government has tabled a bill in parliament which offers amnesty to non-Muslim illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

    • Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer for Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street, died Sunday at the age of 85.