May, 2012

Trinidad DPP: Jack Warner not cleared

Express, Trinidad: Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard has said he never advised the police to stop investigations into allegations of bribery, alleged to have taken place at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Port of Spain on and about May 10, 2011. The allegations involve Works Minister Jack Warner, former vice-president of FIFA.

Digicel opposes proposed telecoms tax

Gleaner, Jamaica: Digicel is expressing strong opposition to the proposed telecoms tax measures unveiled by Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, in his budget presentation last week.

Barbados government records $1.3b in VAT receipts

Nation News, Barbados: Amid enthusiastic desk thumping from Government MPs, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler yesterday announced a healthy haul of $1.3 billion in value added tax (VAT) over the past 18 months and a dramatic slashing of the country’s fiscal deficit.

Cuba's sugar harvest disappoints

Fox News, USA: The 2011-2012 sugar harvest in Cuba was 16 percent bigger than the year before, but the results were "modest" and "insufficient" following a disappointing growing season, government officials said.