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 […]

New record set for shortest ministerial appointment in Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Just 24 hours after being appointed as minister in the ministry of housing and urban development in Monday’s Cabinet reshuffle, Darryl Smith’s appointment was revoked on Tuesday, thus beating the previous record of shortest ministerial appointments in Trinidad and Tobago of 48 hours held by Marlene McDonald. According to a […]

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 […]

Angry families demand facts on deadly Venezuela jail riot

VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — Distraught families are clamoring for information about detained relatives following a fire that Venezuela’s chief prosecutor says killed 68 people when it swept through the cells of the state police station. Angry relatives fought with police outside the facility Wednesday after being unable to get any information on casualties from Wednesday’s […]

Corruption on the rise in the Caribbean

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Corruption is on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean, says Transparency International, an organization dedicated to fighting corruption on a global scale. The agency described corruption as a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the region, which when they speak out about it, far too often […]