(Trinidad & Tobago’s Newsday) – A woman dressed in Muslim clothing, who was given a special visit to one of the escapees at the Port of Spain Prison at mid-morning on Friday, has been identified as the person who allegedly smuggled two pistols and a hand grenade into the prison without being detected.
(Trinidad Express) Just days away from the 25th anniversary of the July 27, 1990, attempted coup, the capital city was thrown into panic and fear yesterday following a jailbreak and the deaths of a policeman and a prisoner.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Ministry of Finance and Planning has confirmed that the Government has reached an agreement on a deal with Venezuela to repurchase billions of dollars it owed for oil under the PetroCaribe arrangement.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – An independent Mexican commission said yesterday it found serious flaws in an investigation into the apparent massacre of 43 students last year, dealing a fresh blow to President Enrique Pena Nieto over a scandal that has battered his administration.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – The front-runner in Argentina’s presidential election campaign is unnerving investors with his silence over the country’s notoriously inaccurate inflation reporting, while the second place candidate says data transparency would be a top priority.
(Trinidad Guardian) Two Muslim leaders were released from the Central Police Station, Port-of-Spain early yesterday afternoon.
Imam Yasin Abu Bakr and Imam Hassan Ali were released without charge on July 22, after being held there for three days.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Effective August 17, financial institutions in Jamaica will be required to transmit relevant financial information to Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) – the competent authority – on persons who reside permanently in the United States (US) or persons who earn a substantial amount of their income from or within the United States.
(Trinidad Express) Insurrectionist Yasin Abu Bakr and eight other members of the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen spent a second night under police guard at various police stations throughout the country last night as investigators continue their enquiries into the murder of senior counsel Dana Seetahal.
(Jamaica Observer) Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton last Friday welcomed the introduction of Federal Transformer Manufacturing and Consulting Limited (FTMC) into the local manufacturing sector.
(Reuters) – Colombia, South America’s third-largest economy, has pledged to reduce carbon emissions by at least 20 percent by 2030 as a contribution to a new agreement aimed at fighting global warming, the government said on Tuesday.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela said yesterday it had arrested two former military officers on drug charges including one man linked by the government to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel and wanted by the United States.