Jamaica will be able to export mangoes to the US come January .
OTTAWA (Reuters) - A little-known Canadian federal agency helped put in place C$215 .
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina is in contempt of court, a US judge ruled yesterday, the latest step in a years-old case brought by the US hedge funds over defaulted debt .
(Trinidad Express) Chairman of Colonial Life Insurance Company (CLICO) Gerald Yetming did not disclose that his son, Gerard Yetming, was employed at commercial real estate firm CBRE, which was hired to sell the W Fort Lauderdale hotel in the United States .
HAVANA (Reuters) - A Cuban court has sentenced Canadian executive Cy Tokmakjian to 15 years in prison for bribery and other economic charges in a chilling development for potential foreign investors, his company, the Tokmakjian Group, said yesterday .
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has aborted plans to develop fragrances in honour of the late revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara and former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling the project disrespectful of two “sacred” revolutionary symbols .
(Trinidad Express) FOUR POLICE officers allegedly involved in robbing a Chinese couple of half a million dollars at their Bon Air, Arouca, home about two weeks ago were taken into police custody yesterday morning .
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba will send nearly 300 more doctors and nurses to West Africa to help combat the Ebola virus, raising to 461 the number of its medical professionals joining world efforts to contain an outbreak that has killed more than 3,000 people .
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - President Michelle Bachelet of Chile enacted new environmental tax legislation yesterday making the country the first in South America to tax carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions .
(Trinidad Express) East Port of Spain was last night transformed into a scene reminiscent of a modern war movie, with the ringing of periodic gunfire in-between the sound of helicopters and orders being barked by heavily armed soldiers and policemen .
(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the “decriminalisation of homosexuality” in Trinidad and Tobago is not something her administration will seek to do because, “it would not be prudent for the Government to proceed in that direction at this time” .
(Trinidad Express) At least 50 Trinidadians have flown to Syria to join the terrorist organisation Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) within the last several months .
(Barbados Nation) - A seaman who entered the Bridgetown Port with over 26 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday, hidden aboard a tug will know his fate come October 24 .
(De Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO — After four years of absence of a Surinamese ambassador in the Netherlands it is time for a change .
CARACAS (Reuters) - The Venezuelan government has started to fingerprint shoppers at some state-run supermarkets, in a plan to combat food scarcity which has been derided by some consumers weary of shortages .
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro granted more authority to the man who has led the campaign to modernize Cuba’s socialist economy, naming Marino Murillo as economy and planning minister yesterday, the government said .
CARACAS, (Reuters) - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA will be allowed to sell dollars for local currency at the most advantageous of the country’s three official exchange rates, the central bank said on Thursday, a move that could help ease the company’s cash-flow problems .
(Trinidad Express) - Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar attended a meeting of the 15-member United Nations (UN) Security Council which was open to UN member states which do not belong to the council .
(Jamaica Gleaner) Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson is admitting that there appears to be some discrepancy between the number of suspected and reported Chikungunya cases on the island .
(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar attended a meeting of the 15-member United Nations (UN) Security Council which was open to UN member states which do not belong to the council .
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition parties yesterday named a 56-year-old journalist and teacher to head their coalition ahead of 2015 parliamentary elections where they hope to weaken Presi-dent Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government .
TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) - A plan by Central American governments to boost economic growth in the region and cut illegal immigration to the United States foresees major spending on infrastructure and energy projects, a draft of the proposal showed on Wednesday .
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(De Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO — The authorities expect a total disruption of society if the Chikungunya epidemic is not addressed properly soon .
(Jamaica Observer) - The National Commission on Reparations (NCR) says Jamaica would be due at least £2 .
CARACAS (Reuters) - Three men convicted of murdering a former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband this year were sentenced to at least 24 years in jail in a case that shook the crime-ridden South American nation, authorities said .
BRASILIA - (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has regained the edge in Brazil’s presidential race after weeks of aggressive campaigning against environmentalist Marina Silva, who has lost ground among voters in the campaign’s homestretch, polls showed yesterday .
(Jamaica Observer) THE National Commission on Reparations (NCR) says Jamaica would be due at least £2 .
(Trinidad Express) Minister of Finance Larry Howai confirmed yesterday that Colonial Life Insurance Co Ltd (CLICO) is to be sold .
(Trinidad Express) JURORS in the Vindra Naipaul-Coolman murder trial yesterday heard how the Chaguanas businesswoman’s body was cut into pieces with an electric saw, placed in garbage bags and temporarily buried before being dug up and dumped out at sea .
HAVANA (Reuters) - The Cuban state-owned pharmaceutical and chemical company Labiofam plans to build a complex in Bolivia that would help the South American country meet 100 per cent of its demand for basic medicine, the company said yesterday .
(Trinidad Newsday) Five Guyanese who have been living for the past 19 months on a Nigerian oil and gas vessel docked in Trinidad waters, have vowed not to leave the ship unless they are paid US$215,000 in wages .
The government of The Bahamas has announced a measure aimed at making it harder for migrants to work in the country and said it was considering additional restrictions, according to the Associated Press .
(Trinidad Express) The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) is moving to pursue legal claims against China Jiangzu, the contractor involved in the construction of two $26 million towers at Las Alturas, which suffered engineering failure and had to be demolished .
HAVANA (Reuters) - Panamanian Foreign Minister Isabel Saint Malo personally invited Cuban President Raul Castro to the Summit of the Americas her nation is hosting in April, according to a Cuban government statement published yesterday .
UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not stand in the way of Venezuela securing a temporary seat on the UN Security Council in 2015-16 after Latin American and Caribbean states unanimously endorsed its bid, UN diplomats and US sources say .
(Trinidad Guardian) Two schools in Port-of-Spain have been shut down because of several confirmed cases of the chikungunya virus .