October 19, 2018

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean will expand by 1.3% in 2018 and 1.8% in 2019

ECLAC has updated its growth projections for the countries of the region. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) reviewed economic growth projections for the region for 2018 and expects an average expansion of 1.3% in Latin America and the Caribbean this year, slightly lower than that forecast this past August (1.5%). […]

Conference lends ‘Parrot’s-Eye View’ into Latin America and Caribbean

By Michael Rouleau WILLIMANTIC, CT (10/16/2018) On the 526-year anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of the New World, on Oct. 12, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its third Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Conference. The symposium featured research presentations and panel discussions by Eastern faculty and students, as well as a keynote presentation by […]

US: Mnuchin pulls out of Saudi conference boosting pressure on Saudis

From Newsmax Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin withdrew from an investment conference in Riyadh as the Trump administration shifted course under increasing pressure to hold Saudi Arabia’s leaders accountable for the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mnuchin announced his change of plans on Twitter after meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump and Secretary […]

St. Kitts Prime Minister Harris on why he turned down the opportunity to become a tenured track professor and why establishing Help-a-Child was an easy decision

“Maybe this was destiny,” Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said yesterday, Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, at his 15th Annual Help-a-Child Program Primary School Scholarship Award Ceremony. “When I look back at my own life – where I was and what I have become – all throughout my educational journey someone stood by me, […]

Caribbean Ministers approve plan to prepare for the health impact of climate change on small island developing states

Third Global Conference on Health and Climate: Special Focus on Small Island Developing States, concluded on Wednesday with an Action Plan to be implemented in the Region  Washington, D.C., October 18 2018 (PAHO / WHO) — Ministers from across the Region of the Caribbean have agreed on an Action Plan to ensure that the health […]

Trump threatens to use military to stop migrant caravan at border

By Jeffrey Rodack From Newsmax President Donald Trump threatened to use the military to close the border with Mexico in an attempt to block a migrant caravan from trying to enter the U.S. Trump’s comments came in a series of tweets on Thursday. The president wrote: “I am watching the Democrat Party led (because they […]

US Coast Guard offloads more than 3,516 pounds of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana seized in Caribbean interdictions

From Caribbean News Now MIAMI, USA — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber offloaded approximately 3,516 pounds of cocaine and 50 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of over $47 million seized in international waters in the Caribbean Basin from late September to early October, on Tuesday at […]

Ditching the Dollar: Venezuela moves to Euros in International trade

From Sputnik News Venezuela’s vice president for the economy announced on Wednesday that the country will stop using the dollar for international transactions in favor of the euro. The news follows Venezuela’s turn toward cryptocurrency with the creation of the Petro in an effort to reduce its exposure to transactions conducted with dollars. “Since the government launched its first cryptocurrency, the Petro, […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Cayman Islands: Road works on Crewe Road between Navis Close and Silver Oaks Roundabout As part of its continued effort to improve the Cayman Islands road network, the NRA continues to work diligently on the Crewe Road project. The NRA will be […]

Update: Man charged with Indecent Exposure, Indecent Assault

From RCIPS Thursday 18 October 2018 UPDATE: The man, age 28 of George Town, who was arrested in relation to the below incident, has been formally charged with Indecent Exposure and Indecent Assault. He is appearing in court this morning, Thursday 18 October.   Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Man Arrested on Suspicion of Indecent Exposure, […]