(Trinidad Guardian) There were political fireworks at the start of the Parliament’s Second Session yesterday, as government’s bid to push through with the Tax Information Exchange Agreement (2016) bill in Parliament hit a “wall” when the Opposition refused to have a meeting on the proposed bill.
(Trinidad Express) Small and medium-sized businesses could be crippled and the man on the street could find himself unable to wire transfer as little as TT$200 to relatives abroad if the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) legislation is not passed by the September 30 deadline given by the United States.
CARACAS/HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA said yesterday it has awarded $3.2 billion in contracts to drill wells in the Orinoco Belt, although sources close to the matter said some foreign partners are uncomfortable with the rushed tender and structural problems that could hinder projects.
(Trinidad Guardian) For the period 2006 to 2015 there were 102 fatal accidents which occurred in the workplace and the construction industry was cited as having the highest number of fatalities as it recorded 33 fatal accidents for that period.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told the United Nations General Assembly yesterday that his government is concerned about what he called the critical economic and social situation in Venezuela, citing shortfalls of food and medicine.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A killer stepmother screamed obscenities Monday during a hearing where a judge sentenced her to life in prison with no parole for 16 years for the shocking murder of 17-year-old Jamaican teen Melonie Biddersingh.
HELSINKI, (Reuters) – Five volleyball players from the Cuban national team were found guilty today of aggravated rape while they were in the country in July for a World League tournament prior to the Rio Olympics.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian airlines are up in arms over a decision by Brazil’s tax authority to list Ireland as a tax haven, which means about 1 billion reais ($306 million) in new taxes on aircraft leases for carriers struggling to regain profitability.