(Barbados Nation) Barbados’ economic situation is even more dire than initially thought – so serious that the BD$2 to US$1 exchange rate could be in jeopardy.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Major gangsters who escaped the security forces dragnet in St James have made their way to Costa Rica, and it seems they have taken their bloody disputes to the streets of Limon, a port city on the Caribbean coast of the Central American country.
(Barbados Nation) The Mia Mottley government will be seeking to grant the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) a voice in the Senate in an attempt to maintain democracy.
(Trinidad Guardian) Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar will “pay a hell of a price” for her comments on the issue of on-the-job trainee Nafisah Nakihd being disallowed from wearing her hijab at the Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College in St Augustine.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Top real estate attorney Jennifer Messado is facing new fraud-related charges.
BRIDGETOWN, (Reuters) – Barbados elected its first female prime minister as the opposition inflicted a crushing defeat on the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), winning all the seats in the Caribbean island’s parliament, election results showed yesterday.
(Barbados Nation) Barbados will remain as a member in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – A truckers protest over diesel prices that has crippled key sectors of Latin America’s biggest economy dragged into Friday night, putting drivers in a standoff with Brazilian President Michel Temer who authorized military force to clear highways.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with U.S. Senator Bob Corker yesterday, the socialist-led government said, less than a week after Maduro was re-elected to a six-year term in a vote the United States did not recognize.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Rainfall has shuttered all but a few of Cuba’s 54 sugar mills, with output down nearly 40 percent to the lowest level in more than a century, which could force the island to import, official media and industry sources say.
BOGOTA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A landslide at Colombia’s biggest dam that forced the evacuation of about 26,000 people highlights the risks to communities who have lived the area for generations, according to campaigners who have protested for years over the massive project.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In a rare move, Brazil is providing armed backup to Indians protecting the world’s most threatened tribe from illegal loggers, a decision that campaigners lauded as a “landmark” in efforts to halt deforestation in the Amazon.
BETHPAGE, N.Y., (Reuters) – President Donald Trump warned yesterday he was working on a plan to reduce U.S.
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Bra-zil’s state-led oil company Petrobras on Wednesday temporarily cut diesel prices by 10 percent in order to help the government and truck drivers resolve a protest crippling the nation’s highways.
(Trinidad Guardian) Former president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) retired chief justice Michael de la Bastide says if Barbados withdraws from the appellate jurisdiction of the court it will “seriously undermine the standing of the court in the eyes of the people of the region.” He is hoping that the threat to withdraw would not become reality.
(Trinidad Guardian) An estimated 300-plus workers are being cut from the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
(Trinidad Guardian) An email sent by his administrative secretary Shabiki Cazabon to Judges and Masters of the T&T Supreme Court on Monday, a copy of which was obtained by the T&T Guardian, advised that Archie would be out of the jurisdiction from May 19 to June 30 to continue his vacation leave, which was cut short due to his mother’s death earlier this month.
(Trinidad Guardian) Although Caribbean Airline’s (CAL) financial position has improved, CEO Garvin Medera says there is still a lot to be done “The reality is that the airline is very seasonal.
(Trinidad Express) McDonald’s has issued a statement in response to the midnight murder of Ashmeed Mohammed, the manager of the Cipriani Boulevard, Port of Spain branch.
(Trinidad Guardian) “The consensus is clear!” That was the pronouncement from Dr Ronald Roopnarine, chairman of Sunday’s meeting by the Panday family and supporters to discuss formation of a new political party.
(Trinidad Express) While the wife of Reynold Machiken was making a domestic violence report against him, he is suspected to have committed suicide.
(Trinidad Express) A teenager was shot and killed in a drive-by attack in Claxton Bay on Sunday night.
(Barbados Nation) Once the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is returned to office, Barbados will be withdrawing from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final Court of Appeal.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cubans in eastern Holguin province held a funeral yesterday for an art instructor and her small child, the first of 67 Holguin residents to be brought home for burial out of 110 people who died Friday in Cuba’s worst plane crash since 1989.
(Barbados Nation) Two men are dead after an early-morning collision along Black Rock main road near its junction with St Stephens Hill Road, St Michael, between a Transport Board Bus and a Suzuki Vitara.