WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – CIA Director Mike Pompeo said yesterday there are large caches of weapons in Venezuela and a risk of them falling into the wrong hands as the country grapples with economic crisis and street protests.
(Trinidad Guardian) Marcia Ayers-Caesar now stands accused of misleading Chief Justice Ivor Archie and members of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) and will not be returning to the bench of the Magistrates’ Court any time soon.
NEW YORK, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Activists yesterday urged U.S. authorities to extend a special immigration status for 50,000 refugees from earthquake-hit Haiti, fearing they may be thrown out of the United States.
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica – Contractor General Dirk Harrison has chided both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) for what he describes as the failure to ensure maximum value and respect for taxpayers’ money.
(Trinidad Express) Former Head of the Public Service, Reginald Dumas, said yesterday he was pleased “for the citizens of the country” that the Privy Council has handed down a ruling which clears the way for any citizen who is “serious about things” to challenge the actions of the President and the Parliament if they believed those actions to be unconstitutional.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition boycotted a meeting yesterday to discuss President Nicolas Maduro’s plan for a new popular assembly, preferring to protest in the streets where they were again blocked by security forces firing tear gas.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – Beer maker Red Stripe has underscored its commitment to use more cassava in its products with a 25-year lease agreement with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian police searched the Sao Paulo offices of drugmaker Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc yesterday as part of a probe into its relationship with a patient advocacy group accused of filing fraudulent lawsuits to spur drug purchases.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Jailed opposition Venezuelan politician Leopoldo Lopez is well and is urging street demonstrators to keep up massive anti-government protests, his wife said yesterday after her first visit with the former presidential hopeful in over a month, putting to rest rumors of his ill health.
(Trinidad Guardian) Calling for transparency in last week’s $255 million buyout of Massy’s Com-munications Ltd by state-owned Telecommunica-tions Services of T&T (TSTT), Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday called on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his Junior Minister Stuart Young to come clean on the deal.