Britain to force overseas territories to make beneficial ownership registers public

LONDON, England (CNS) — British Overseas Territories (BOTs) will be forced to make the beneficial owners of companies registered in their jurisdictions public after a cross-party amendment to a Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill was accepted by the UK government on Tuesday. In a significant blow to the BOTs’ financial service sectors, they will be […]

United Nations concerned over return of Venezuelan migrants by Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The United Nations System in Trinidad and Tobago said it is concerned after authorities in Trinidad and Tobago announced they had facilitated the return to Venezuela of scores of Venezuelan nationals, including asylum seekers, who had been in detention. “The United Nations is concerned for the welfare of these people […]

Díaz-Canel elected president of Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez was elected president of Cuba on Wednesday during a session of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP). Alina Balseiro Gutiérrez, president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), at the Havana Convention Center, announced the results of the vote on the 604 ballots cast, when 99.83 of the […]

Cuba will not accept threats or blackmail from the U.S., says foreign minister

LIMA, Peru (ACN) — Cuba will not accept threats or blackmail from the US government, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla reiterated before heads of state and government during his speech at the eighth Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. Speaking at the high-level segment of the hemispheric meeting, which concluded on Saturday, the head […]

St Lucia Marketing Board cannot pay staff, despite claimed economic growth

CASTRIES, St Lucia — According to a memo dated March 27, 2018, from acting general manager, Therese Desir, the Saint Lucia Marketing Board (SLMB) has no money to pay last month’s salaries, apparently despite the government’s improved fiscal position and claimed three percent economic growth rate. The memo to all staff members, headed “Payment of […]

Restraining order issued against Trinidad national security minister by New York court

NEW YORK, USA — Trinidad and Tobago’s national security minister, Edmund Dillon, was on Thursday ordered by the New York Supreme Court to stop any transactions related to the accounts and properties of an elderly and incapacitated man in Manhattan, New York, whom Dillon claims signed over access to his properties along with banking account […]