HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- There is growing bipartisan support in the US Congress for legislation that will lift restrictions to travel and agricultural trade with Cuba, asserted Tom Udall, the Democratic senator for New Mexico, during a visit to Havana with other Democratic lawmakers.
WASHINGTON, USA -- In the annual pilgrimage to the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee to chronicle the historic efforts of four children from the extended Caribbean, namely, US Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Jamaica, this year began as usual, calling around to the various schools.
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- The latest calculation quoted in the unfolding corruption investigation in Panama is an educated estimate that the government of former president Ricardo Martinelli embezzled at least $3.5 billion from public funds. This figure exceeds even the guesstimates previously appearing.
WASHINGTON, USA -- The US Department of Justice announced on Thursday that the following four banks reached a resolution under the department’s Swiss Bank Program: • Société Générale Private Banking (Lugano-Svizzera) • MediBank AG • LBBW (Schweiz) AG • Scobag Privatbank AG
CHATEAUBELAIR, St Vincent -- Earlier this month, a chartered catamaran anchored by itself in the northern part of Chateaubelair, St Vincent, well away from the two or three other cruising boats anchored in the bay, was boarded at night by swimmers, Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) reported.
WASHINGTON, USA -- On May 18, 2015, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2015 Article IV consultation with Haiti. In December 2014, Haiti completed an arrangement under the extended credit facility (ECF), which helped to support economic growth and...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (IICA) -- Twenty-five participants, including personnel from the Jamaican poultry and egg industries and veterinarians, microbiologists and public health inspectors from across the Caribbean region, participated in a recently held workshop on salmonella surveillance and risk management.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Barbados’ tourism sector broke a 25-year record during the first quarter of 2015 to reach 171,471 long stay arrivals. Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc (BTMI) chairman, Alvin Jemmott, noted that there were record arrivals in each of the first three months of 2015.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Expedia group, one of the world's largest online travel companies, has reported an already impactful 2015 for hoteliers on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Expedia reported that travel demand for Antigua grew nearly 20 percent in the first quarter of 2015.
ST GEORGE, Grenada (GIS) -- Citizens of Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago may now travel visa-free to Schengen area countries, following the signing of a short-stay visa waiver agreement between the EU and seven Caribbean and Pacific states.
It might seem a surreal joke, but Ireland became the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage in national referendum last Friday. Ireland’s citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday -- a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders...
China’s Premier Li Keqiang, accompanied by over 100 senior Chinese business leaders, visited four South American countries for eight days in May. Along the way, he pledged hundreds of billions of dollars to Brazil, Peru, Chile and Colombia. US$53 billion was announced for Brazil alone.
Since before 2012 I have repeatedly heard of calls by the current majority shareholders of LIAT, through Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent, to take up more shares or to simply contribute towards the airline's losses. Gentlemen, I can reveal to the press...
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana’s minister of education with responsibility for sport, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, has described the ‘sacking’ of veteran Guyanese batsmen Shivnarine Chanderpaul from the West Indies cricket squad as ‘distressing’. “The manner of his going, really does no justice...
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