NEW YORK, Apr. 23, CMC – New York City officials have expressed outrage over threats by the Trump administration to cut funding if the city and other jurisdictions in the United States do not comply with requests for information on detained Caribbean and other immigrants.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 24, CMC – The Bankers Association of TT (BATT) says the decision by the US-based international ratings agency, Standards and Poors (S&P), to lower the Long Term Sovereign Credit Ratings for Trinidad and Tobago from A- to BBB+ makes the need for proposals for economic diversification and growth of “paramount importance.”
MIAMI, Apr. 23, CMC – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Caribbean cruise line has been ordered to pay a US$40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to illegal dumping overboard of oil contaminated waste and falsification of official logs in order to conceal the discharges.
NASSAU, Bahamas, Apr 24, CMC – The main opposition Free National Movement (FNM) says it will win the May 10 general election even as a political storm appears to be brewing over remarks made by Prime Minister Perry Christie that not even “God could stop” the ruling Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) from attaining victory at the polls.
LONDON, Apr 24, CMC – Guyana’s President David Granger arrived here on Monday at the start of a five –day visit that will include an audience with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, according to an official statement issued by his office.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr. 23, CMC – The Ministry of Education has sought to defend its decision to announce that local businessman Robert Bermudez has been selected as the next Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), although final approval has not been given for his appointment.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Apr. 23, CMC –Security along the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti has been increased following plans by the United Nations to withdraw is peacekeepers, MINUSTAH from Haiti.
ROSEAU, Dominica, Apr 24, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the construction of an international airport remains a top priority for his Dominica labour Party (DLP) administration after a US firm that conducted a study here said the project is ‘feasible”.
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Apr 24, CMC – A United States-based stem cell medical research company, Stemedica, touted for Bermuda by former premier Dr Ewart Brown, says it will “vigorously defend itself” against several accusations of fraud.