Caribbean & International

Brazil protests: Temer revokes decree deploying troops in Brasilia

(BBC)  Brazilian President Michel Temer has revoked a decree that deployed troops in the capital, Brasilia, to defend government buildings against protests. The decree was made on Wednesday when the government said police could not contain anti-government demonstrations. However, the move was strongly criticised by city authorities and the opposition. Protesters want the resignation of […]

Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez to go on trial

(BBC) A judge in Argentina has ruled that the former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, should stand trial on charges of financial mismanagement. Ms Fernandez, 64, is accused of fraudulently administering state funds in 2015. The former economy minister, Axel Kiciloff, and the former head of the central bank have also been charged. Ms Fernandez, […]

Guyana among eight C’bbean states to benefit from CDB US$40M poverty reduction programme

Guyana will be among eight Caribbean States that will benefit from a recently announced, $40 Million in funding for poverty reduction in the region through the Basic Needs Trust Fund. According to a statement from the Caribbean Development Bank, the resources will support improved access to quality education; water and sanitation; basic community access and […]

Norwegian Diplomat to serve as UN Good Officer in Guyana/Venezuela border row

(United Nations, New York)  UN Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Dag Halvor Nylander of Norway as his Personal Representative on the Border Controversy between Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. By the Geneva Agreement of 17 February 1966, Guyana and Venezuela have referred to the Secretary-General the decision as to means […]

CARICOM Leaders renew commitment to ensuring CSME is really realised

The 15 Heads of Government of CARICOM have all renewed their commitment to work towards the realisation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This is according to Chair of the Community, President David Granger. He made the statement following a caucus on day one of the 28th Inter-session Meeting of the Conference of Heads of […]