(Trinidad Express) Cabinet on Thursday agreed to contribute US $150,000 (almost TT $1 million) to the emergency appeal of the International Federation of the Red Cross to provide vital aid to earthquake stricken Nepal. 0
(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bisssessar said Wednesday that despite projections that this country’s budget would have been in a deficit of billions of dollars, figures at the end of this half of this fiscal year, shows a surplus. 0
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – After finally turning the page on a dispute over spying that hampered attempts to deepen trade ties, Brazil and the United States may be headed for another clash, this time over U.S. 0
WASHINGTON/KINGSTON, (Reuters) – An American woman arrested last month for trying to travel to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State was in touch with an Islamist preacher in Jamaica, a federal law enforcement official said. 0
BOGOTA, (Reuters) – The former head of Colombia’s intelligence service was sentenced to 14 years in prison yesterday for spying on opposition lawmakers, judges and journalists in one of the biggest scandals to mar the government of ex-President Alvaro Uribe. 0
(Trinidad Express) Trinidad and Tobago has been named the “happiest” Caribbean nation again.
With its vibrant lifestyle, dynamic culture, booming business centre, strong government and, of course, largest Carnival celebration in the Caribbean, it is no surprise that the dual-island nation leads the way in happiness, according to the World Happiness Report from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) released on April 23 which also stated that the country ranked highest in happiness in the Caribbean and 41st in the world. 0
(Trinidad Express) The Government has entered into an agreement to purchase naval vessels for the Coast Guard, at a cost of around TT$1 billion, a deal that was brokered by fired national security minister Gary Griffith. 0
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Supreme Court yesterday ordered the release from jail of nine engineering executives charged in the corruption investigation at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA. 0
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Members of the U.S. House of Representatives launched an effort yesterday to prevent new travel from the United States to Cuba, one of the first legislative attempts in Congress to thwart President Barack Obama’s move to normalize relations with the Communist-ruled island. 0
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Colombian authorities intercepted phone calls between a young woman and a member of Colombia’s most powerful drug cartel, the Urabenos, they heard the woman offer merchandise with “zero kilometers”. 0
(Trinidad Express) – Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said on Sunday she will not be “jumbied” into setting an election date.
Instead, Persad-Bissessar said her Government will be moving another motion of censure against Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley to have him suspended from the Parliament for the controversial “emailgate” issue. 0