Accredited Third States

  • Venezuela Intercepts Ship With 5 Americans Aboard

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Maps of Venezuela hanging on the walls of schoolrooms and in government offices show a large striped area to the east of the country’s border with Guyana marked “Zone in Reclamation.” For more than a century, Venezuela has claimed that it is the rightful owner of this zone, which consists of about three-quarters of Guyana’s national territory.…

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  • Prime Minister calls for implementation of growth and transformation agenda

    WASHINGTON, CMC – Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has called for the implementation of a growth and transformation agenda coupled with his administration’s efforts to strengthen the Grenadian economy. Addressing a protocolary meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), Mitchell alluded to the transformation of the OAS and the importance of considering new communication…

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  • Libyan Prime Minister Snatched

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) – Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was snatched by gunmen before dawn today from a Tripoli hotel where he resides, the government said. The abduction appeared to be in retaliation for the United States’ special forces raid over the weekend that seized a Libyan al-Qaida suspect from the streets of the capital. Zidan’s abduction reflected the weakness…

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  • Caribbean currencies absorbing shocks from global environment-World Bank

    WASHINGTON, CMC – The World Bank says that for the first time currencies in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are absorbing some of the shocks derived from a “less friendly” global environment. According to the latest report by the World Bank’s Chief Economist in the  office for Latin America and the Caribbean, depreciated currencies not only lower the cost…

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  • IMF warns that polictical showdown in the US could damage global economy

    WASHINGTON, USA -The International Monetary Fund warned Washington that the political showdown over the budget could damage the global economy, as it cut its US growth forecast. The Fund, in its new World Economic Outlook, projected the US economy would grow 1.6 per cent this year and accelerate to 2.6 per cent in 2014, down respectively 0.1 and 0.2 percentage…

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  • US Supreme Court hears arguments in Stanford class action suits

    WASHINGTON, CMC – The United States Supreme Court has begun debate on the reach of the federal securities laws by questioning whether investors can sue law firms and outside companies for their alleged roles in jailed Texas financier Allen Stanford’s US $7 billion Ponzi scheme. Stanford is currently serving a 110-year sentence in a US federal prison for masterminding the…

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  • Regional countries urged to abolish death penalty

    WASHINGTON, CMC – The Inter- American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Wednesday urged Caribbean countries that still have the death penalty to abolish it or at least to impose a moratorium on its application. In a message marking International Day against the Death Penalty on Thursday, the IACHR said regional instruments for protection of human rights do not prohibit per…

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  • US Supreme Court hears arguments in Stanford class action suits

    WASHINGTON, CMC – The United States Supreme Court has begun debate on the reach of the fede ral securities laws by questioning whether investors can sue law firms and outside companies for their alleged roles in jailed Texas financier Allen Stanford’s US$7 billion Ponzi scheme. Stanford is currently serving a 110-year sentence in a US federal prison for masterminding the…

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  • Guyana receives shipment of fertiliser from Venezuela

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government said Monday it had received the first shipment of 5,000 tonnes of fertiliser from Venezuela under a revised agreement between the two countries. Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said the agreement would significantly boost the agricultural sector, as it will address the cost of production for agricultural products. Farmers have over the years…

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  • Four killed as US contracted counter-drug aircraft crashes in Caribbean

    MIAMI, CMC – The United States Southern Command, which overseas US military operations in the Caribbean and Latin America, says a US-contracted detection and monitoring aircraft has crashed into the Caribbean Sea, killing four of its six crewmembers. The Southern Command, otherwise known as Southcom, said that the crash took place near the Colombia-Panama border, killing three Americans and a…

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