Global stocks recoup losses, dollar steady as eyes on Trump

By YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Stocks mostly rose Friday, recouping losses from earlier in the week, as the dollar steadied against other currencies. Investors are watching for President Donald Trump’s comments later in the day to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.4 […]

Seven-country initiative launched to support management of four-wing flyingfish

BELIZE CITY, Belize (CRFM) — Seven Caribbean countries are participating in a recently launched series of subprojects which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading under a sustainable management initiative for the flyingfish fishery. In highlighting the importance of the initiative, CRFM executive director, Milton Haughton, said: “We in the region are utilizing a […]

Guatemala arrests businessmen in tax corruption scheme

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors have announced the arrest of several business executives and former government officials implicated in a fraudulent tax-refund scandal. The special prosecutor against corruption says those arrested include a former top official of the country’s tax collection agency. Prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval alleged Thursday that the official charged commissions to […]

Losses for airlines, tech mostly offset other stock gains

By MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks spent a second day flipping between small gains and losses Thursday as investors again looked for hints about the Trump administration’s stance on international trade and the dollar. Major indexes ended the day mixed as airlines plunged while biotech drug makers climbed. Homebuilders fell […]

CARICOM marijuana commission submits status report

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government’s mandate to investigate the issue of marijuana use in the Community has resulted in national consultations in nine countries of the Community, over the past two years. These countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bahamas, Guyana, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and […]

Nassar deemed ‘serial’ sex abuser; investigations ongoing

By DAVID EGGERT and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Once-renowned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar listened silently as a prosecutor deemed him “possibly the most prolific serial child sex abuser in history” and a judge sentenced him to decades in prison for molesting some of the sport’s top athletes, capping an extraordinary hearing during […]