Ahead of UN mission’s closure

October 13, 2017 admin 0

Ahead of UN mission’s closure, envoy reports greater stability, security in Haiti NEW YORK, USA — Haiti has seen a significant turnaround from profound instability, widespread political violence, and a climate of lawlessness that in 2004 impacted the every-day lives of millions of Haitians, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean islands country told the Security […More]

Panama Papers law firm Colombia representative arrested

October 13, 2017 admin 0

Panama Papers law firm Colombia representative arrested in massive tax evasion scheme By Kenneth Rijock BOGOTA, Colombia — The Colombian representative of the Panama Papers law firm of Mossack & Fonseca, Juan Esteban Arellano Rumazo, has reportedly been arrested, together with a number of prominent Colombian businessmen, and charged with money laundering, fraud, and illicit enrichment, in a massive tax […More]

Caribbean countries urged to monetise intellectual property

October 13, 2017 admin 0

By Claudia Gardner NEGRIL, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica’s minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sports, Olivia Grange, has urged Caribbean countries to place greater emphasis on monetising intellectual property (IP). Addressing the Association of Caribbean Copyright Societies (ACCS) regional conference on October 7, the minister said only a targeted multi-disciplinary approach to monetising IP, which includes the public and private […More]

Grenada PM discusses debt and assistance in Washington

October 13, 2017 admin 0

WASHINGTON, USA — Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has begun a series of meetings with World Bank and International Monetary Fund officials on the first day of a five-day visit here that will also see him attending the World Bank annual general meeting. During the week, Mitchell will also attend a Commonwealth finance minister’s meeting and also lead the […More]

Chinese company offers new town for Barbuda

October 13, 2017 admin 0

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — A Chinese firm specializing in energy and housing met with the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday. The company showed interest in constructing a new town in Barbuda, according to Cabinet notes. They proposed to construct a complex of several “high-rise apartment buildings” that could resist hurricane winds exceeding 200 mph, Antigua News Room reported. “The complex […More]

Vessel with 159 pounds of cocaine intercepted north of Puerto Rico;

May 15, 2017 admin 0

Vessel with 159 pounds of cocaine intercepted north of Puerto Rico; three arrested AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) detected a single engine vessel on Tuesday evening attempting to smuggle more than 159 pounds (72 kilos) of cocaine north of Arecibo. Puerto Rico Police Department marine units intercepted the vessel and […More]

Female passenger from St Lucia detained in Guyana money laundering probe

May 15, 2017 admin 0

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Police in Guyana said that they have arrested and detained a woman who had arrived on a flight from Saint Lucia on Thursday night after she was found to be in possession of US$44,688, which she failed to declare to authorities. The 36-year-old woman had traveled to Saint Lucia recently, reportedly as a visitor. However, she could […More]

OAS general assembly to be held in Cancun, Mexico

May 15, 2017 admin 0

WASHINGTON, USA — The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday agreed to change the venue of the next general assembly of the organization to the city of Cancun, in Mexico. The dates will stay the same: June 19 to 21. The proposal, presented by the permanent representative of Mexico to the OAS, Luis Alfonso de […More]

PRESIDENT TRUMP IMMIGRATION CASE ALARMS THE CHIEF JUSTICE

April 27, 2017 admin 0

U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration’s stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. Roberts and other Supreme Court justices […More]

Reggae on the Beach kicks off this year’s Barbados Reggae Festival

April 27, 2017 admin 0

By Jewel Crichlow BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — This year’s annual Barbados Reggae Festival kicked off on Sunday on Pirates Cove Beach with some great performances. Two top local mixologists, Philip ‘Casanova’ Antoine and Bryan ‘Fresh’ McLeod, were also working their magic in the VIP section. Some of the local performers appearing at the event were SK and Natalie Harewood, Scrilla, Mole, […More]

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