<p>The liquidators appointed in Antigua and Barbuda to recover Allen Stanford’s have won another round in their battle against their American counterpart.</p>
Express, Trinidad: In a statement which left a lot unanswered, Prime Minister Patrick Manning yesterday confirmed the church in Heights of Guanapo, Arima, is being built on State lands.
Miami Herald, USA: A summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, decided to create a new regional bloc excluding the United States and Canada, in what most international media described as an act of defiance against Washington.
ThisisMoney, USA: Drinks giant Diageo lashed out at rival Bacardi yesterday, accusing the firm of sabotaging its expansion plans in the American Virgin Islands.
Reuters, USA: Luxury hotels with $1,000-a-night room rates and extravagant Caribbean resorts may face a tougher recovery than the rest of the industry, Marriott International Inc (MAR.N) executives said on Wednesday.
Gleaner, Jamaica: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett yesterday sought to reassure members of the international business community that the fallout from the impending divestment of Air Jamaica is anticipated to be minimal.
Globe and Mail, Canada: Suncor Energy Inc. (SU-T30.01-0.69-2.25%) is continuing to pare down assets that don’t fit with its core oil sands business, announcing the sale of natural gas assets in Trinidad and Tobago for $386-million.
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia: The boy was one of six orphans who arrived from Haiti on Wednesday after they had been seized by police on Saturday when they were about to board a plane for the United States.
Hollywood Reporter, USA: Richard Gere will host the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival when it opens June 4.
Searchlight, St Vincent: The dry season is well and truly with us, and throughout the Caribbean the complaint is the same – scarcity or lack of water. The spreading drought represents yet another natural disaster to which the Caribbean region is so vulnerable.
The St Lucia government has declared a water emergency which went into effect yesterday, amidst a prolonged drought that has also affected other Caribbean countries.
The Antigua and Barbuda government says it expects that in another four months, it will no longer be deficient in areas identified in a recent Financial Action Task Force (FATF) statement.
The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) is wrapping up a review of the laws and systems of the anti-money laundering and the combating of financing of Terrorism regime in Montserrat.
Just over four years after talks first began between Guyana and Kuwait on a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA), the two countries say they’re close to completing the deal.