Fake oil reports with T&T DPP

(Trinidad Guardian) Energy Minister Franklin Khan said yesterday that the reports coming out of two independent investigations into A&V Oil and Gas Ltd have been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

Ballot box key to bridging Latin America’s stark social divide

TEPIC, Mexico,  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Elections across Latin America could help clean up rampant corruption fuelling the region’s deep social and economic divide as millions vote this year, while Venezuela’s crisis poses the biggest humanitarian threat, analysts and aid workers said.

U.N. lambasts Latin America for abusing indigenous rights

BOGOTA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Latin America is trampling on indigenous rights and jailing ever more campaigners to stifle opposition to big business taking over ancestral lands, according to a United Nations expert.

Monsanto looking to sell dicamba-resistant GM soy seed in Brazil

SAO PAULO,  (Reuters) – The Brazilian unit of seed and agrochemicals maker Monsanto yesterday said it will run field tests with genetically modified soy seed INTACTA2 XTEND in Brazil in the 2019-20 crop, looking to launch the variety commercially the following year.

Lootings, scattered protests hit Venezuelan industrial city

CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela,  (Reuters) – A second day of lootings and scattered street protests hit the Ciudad Guayana in southeastern Venezuela on Tuesday, as unrest grows in the once-booming industrial city plagued with food shortages and a malaria outbreak.

Ex husband charged with mom’s murder

(Trinidad Express) A Chaguanas man was expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate yesterday, charged with the January 2 murder of his former common law wife, Arisa Vana David.

‘Citizens, don’t lose hope’

...T&T PM confident of economic turnaround in 2018

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is preparing citizens for another difficult year, and has outlined Government’s strategies to tackle the crime epidemic and stabilise the economy.