Caribbean & International

Hope fading for full implementation of all CSME elements -St. Vincent PM

Hope is fading among regional leaders when it comes to the full implementation of all elements of the CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME). Some CARICOM leaders believe the realization of the CSME’s full potential will not be accomplished in the foreseeable future. That is the contention of Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, […]

Venezuela wants Diplomatic Contacts rather than Judicial settlement of border controversy with Guyana

The Government of Venezuela is maintaining that the International Court does not have jurisdiction in the border controversy issue with Guyana and it therefore rejects the move to the Court for a final settlement of the controversy. One day after Guyana officially filed its application to the International Court in the Hague, the Venezuelan Foreign […]

BREAKING NEWS: Guyana officially files border case application with International Court

One week after Guyana declared that its border case against Venezuela is in good hands with the legal team assembled, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the official filing of the Application to the International Court to begin hearings on the matter. The filing was done today by Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl […]

Miss Venezuela to close temporarily over corruption claims

(BBC) The Miss Venezuela beauty pageant is being suspended after allegations of sexual favours and financial corruption emerged online. Former Miss Venezuela participants have accused other contestants of receiving money from businessmen and government officials in exchange for sexual favours. Casting for Miss Venezuela and Mister Venezuela has now been suspended. The competition has announced […]

Crisis hit Peru gets new President

(BBC) Peru’s Congress has sworn in the Vice-President, Martín Vizcarra, to replace the sitting president who resigned amid allegations of corruption this week. Mr Vizcarra is expected to serve out Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s term, which ends in 2021. Speaking after the ceremony, he said tackling corruption would be a priority for his government. But he also […]