CORUMBA, Brazil, (Reuters) – Jaguars still roam the world’s largest wetland and endangered Hyacinth Macaws nest in its trees but advancing farms and industries are destroying Brazil’s Pantanal region at an alarming rate.
(Barbados Nation) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised serious questions about the supervision of Barbados’ insurance sector.
An IMF Financial System Stability Assessment (FSSA) released on Monday evening said the “lack of adequate supervision of the insurance sector” exposed the sector to “material risks”.
(Jamaica Observer) HATFIELD, Westmoreland – Shelly-Ann Gordon was looking forward to her 14th birthday this Thursday. But Sunday night, two heartless criminals robbed her of that joy when they took her from her home and cut her throat, leaving her family, neighbours and schoolmates at Frome Technical High in shock at the brutality of her murder.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Mutual funds that are not held in custodial Stanford Finan-cial Group accounts should be released from a court-ordered asset freeze, an attorney overseeing the company’s affairs and assets said in a statement on Monday.
KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) – Packed with cocaine and grimly christened “coffins,” sleek jungle-built submarines are steaming their way north from Colombia through Pacific waters to deliver tons of illegal drugs headed for the US market.
(Trinidad Express) Fay-Ann Lyons Alvarez created history in the dawn of Sunday when she became the first female International Power Soca Monarch ever, soundly beating her husband, defending monarch Bunji Garlin into second place.
(Jamaica Observer) – The weekly Sunday Herald newspaper has been taken over by a group of investors headed by the Rev Garnett Roper, who hope to salvage the latest journal headed for Jamaica’s fearsome newspaper graveyard.
Antiguan Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer will today advise Governor General Dame Louise Lake-Tack to reconvene a sitting of the House of Representatives to discuss the crisis sparked by charges in the US against billionaire Allen Stanford, a statement from the PM’s office said on Friday.
(Jamaica Observer) Restrictions of varying degrees on the sale of US dollars do appear to be in effect at some of the major commercial banks in Kingston, despite a declaration by Bank of Jamaica governor, Derick Latibeaudiere, to the contrary.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – For clients, doing business with Allen Stanford got you a personalized parking spot and a 5-star meal. For top-performing employees, it was a ticket to meet Sir Allen himself and see the world through a champagne glass.
PARIS, (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Francois Fillon asked unions and employers on Guadeloupe yesterday to accept a new aid package and end a month-long strike that erupted into violent protests on the French Caribbean island.