(Jamaica Observer) Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica needs to know within three months whether Venezuela is prepared to go ahead with upgrading the Petrojam oil refinery on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.
(Trinidad Guardian) An officer from the T&T Defence Force will be stationed at a US facility, expediting the exchange of intelligence information between T&T and the United States, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said yesterday.
(Trinidad Guardian) President Anthony Carmona yesterday assented to the Strategic Services Amendment Act (SSA).
The legislation seeks to give the SSA a wider mandate to investigate people suspected of involvement in crimes, including acts of treason, money laundering, sedition, terrorism, terrorist financing and corruption.
(Trinidad Guardian) “Mind yuh damn business and go to hell!” This was the Indian Arrival Day message sent by secretary general of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha Sat Maharaj on Monday to Roman Catholic Archbishop Joseph Harris.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Transparency Minister Fabiano Silveira resigned on Monday after leaked recordings suggested he tried to derail a sprawling corruption probe, the latest cabinet casualty impacting interim President Michel Temer’s administration.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – People returning from areas where the Zika virus is found should follow safe sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks rather than just four, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) – LATAM Airlines yesterday became the latest carrier to suspend its operations in Venezuela, blaming “the current complex economic scenario in the region.”
International airlines have struggled for years to repatriate revenue held in Venezuela’s local bolivar currency, as the cash-strapped government failed to convert it to hard currency amid tight exchange controls.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (Observer) — The opposition yesterday welcomed the review of Jamaica’s membership in the Caribbean Community (Caricom), but warned that the proposed commission should be cautious in its approach to the review.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer is facing pressure to drop his anti-corruption minister, the second top official in his administration accused of trying to derail a sprawling bribery and kickback probe before taking office.
(IMF press release) The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a 24-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Suriname, in an amount equivalent to SDR 342 million (about US$478 million or 265 percent of quota), to support the government’s economic reform program.
(Barbados Nation) Family and friends of health care workers Derek and Kimberly Lovell are still trying to understand what would have caused the Geriatric Hospital orderly to kill his 27-year-old wife, a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.