(IMF press release) The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a 24-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Suriname, in an amount equivalent to SDR 342 million (about US$478 million or 265 percent of quota), to support the government’s economic reform program.
(Barbados Nation) Family and friends of health care workers Derek and Kimberly Lovell are still trying to understand what would have caused the Geriatric Hospital orderly to kill his 27-year-old wife, a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
(Trinidad Guardian) – A blunder by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has led to the freeing of a man accused of being a member of the gang allegedly responsible for the assassination of former Independent senator Dana Seetahal, SC.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to former Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero on Thursday to welcome efforts he is leading to facilitate dialogue between the government of Venezuela and members of the Venezuelan opposition, the State Department said.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – National health officials stopped short yesterday of fully endorsing World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to end the aggressive marketing of breast milk substitutes and baby foods for newborn and older infants.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro police are investigating allegations that more than 30 men and boys raped a 16-year-old girl, officials said yesterday, as outrage spread in the host city for the Olympics and reverberated across the country.
(Trinidad Guardian) A man, who sparked panic among Trincity Mall patrons and employees after making a hoax call warning of an imminent terrorist attack, was arrested by police hours after the incident thanks to the help of the Strategic Security Agency (SSA).
(Reuters) – U.S. health officials yesterday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.
(Trinidad Guardian) It will take more than just the police to address effectively the crime in the country, acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams said yesterday, as he again begged all sectors of society to help the police stop the current crime wave.
(Trinidad Guardian) Despite mixed emotions about an ISIS threat to detonate bombs at a mall in T&T, mall management teams yesterday went ahead and increased security measures in a bid to protect their tenants, shoppers and visitors.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer said yesterday he would seek constitutional change to limit increases in public spending as part of a series of measures to curb a record fiscal deficit and regain investor confidence.