Jamaica Deserves Reparations, House Speaker Says

November 24, 2017 admin 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pearnel Charles (left), accepts the relay torch from Karim Murray (fourth right) a participant in the Reparations Youth Baton Relay and Rally. (Photo credit: JIS) KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday November 24, 2017 – Speaker of the House of Representatives in Jamaica, Pearnel Charles, says compensation should be awarded for the many indignities heaped on the […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]

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]

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]

US embassy to demand social media PASSWORDS from visa applicants

February 16, 2017 admin 0

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US embassies could ask visa applicants for passwords to their own social media accounts in future background checks, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday. Kelly said the move could come as part of the effort to toughen vetting of visitors to screen out people who could pose a security threat. He said it was […More]

PNP leader Portia Simpson Miller ‘Sista P’ to demit office April 2

February 16, 2017 admin 0

People’s National Party president Portia Simpson Miller is to demit office on April 2. A week earlier on March 26, the party will host a special delegates’ conference to choose its new president. Simpson Miller, a short while ago, announced at a meeting of the party’s National Executive Council in Manchester that she will submit her resignation as Opposition Leader […More]

IMF releases report on Haiti’s rapid credit facility

February 16, 2017 admin 0

WASHINGTON, USA — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday released the staff report prepared in connection with the approval of the rapid credit facility (RCF) for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. On November 18, 2016, the Board approved Haiti’s request for a disbursement of 30.7125 million SDR (about US$41.6 million) in financial assistance under the RCF, to […More]

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