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Stories for June 1st 2024

  • Saturday, June 1st 2024 - 10:34 UTC

    Haiti's transition council appoints new Prime Minister

     Garry Conille has already been Prime Minister between Oct. 2011 and May 2012  (Pic EFE)

    Haiti's transitional council managed to appoint a prime minister this week as the Caribbean country keeps fighting street gangs for effective control of Port-au-Prince and other key locations nationwide. Garry Conille has been chosen for the post he already held between Oct. 2011 and May 2012 under then-President Michel Martelly. Conille has been UNICEF's regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean since January 2023.

  • Saturday, June 1st 2024 - 10:09 UTC

    Venezuela condemns Caricom declaration regarding Essequibo

    Venezuela claimed that Guyana had handed over its sovereignty to the United States and Exxon Mobil

    Venezuela's Foreign Ministry rejected the Caribbean Community's latest statement regarding the oil-rich Essequibo territory under Guyana's control since 1899 which the Spanish-speaking country claims as its own.

  • Saturday, June 1st 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    New Gibraltar governor arrives Tuesday and in the afternoon is sworn in

    Sir Ben and Lady Bathurst will arrive outside Parliament at 1450hrs and met by the Commissioner of Police who will invite the Governor to inspect an RGP Guard of Honor

    The next governor of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, Lieutenant General Sir Ben and Lady Bathurst is scheduled to arrive will at the Rock next Tuesday 4th June on the 1100hrs British Airways flight from Heathrow.

  • Saturday, June 1st 2024 - 09:55 UTC

    Argentina to begin corn exports to China next July

    Argentina and China had over a decade ago tried to open up the trade of Argentine corn, most of it GMO, and Beijing was reluctant, and now allegedly has accepted.

    At times the world's third supplier of corn, (behind Brazil and the US), Argentina expects to begin sending corn shipments to China as of next July, the head of the grains' exporter chamber, Gustavo Idigoras revealed. The Argentine government had anticipated that it was targeting corn exports to China, once pending import licenses had been awarded.

  • Saturday, June 1st 2024 - 09:38 UTC

    Chinese mega port in Peru expected to become operational in first quarter of 2025

    “The plan is to inaugurate in November and begin receiving vessels between January, February March next year. Construction has not halted at any point” said Alonso Guinand

    Chinese investors who have poured millions of dollars into the Chancay mega-port on the coast of Peru, along the Pacific basin and which hopefully in the near future will have land connections to Latin America's largest economy,

  • Saturday, June 1st 2024 - 09:30 UTC

    Falklands lawmaker visits friendly Caribbean nation, Trinidad and Tobago

    MLA Teslyn Barkman at an aquaculture unit from the Ministry of Agriculture

    Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands, MLA Teslyn Barkman, made an official visit to Trinidad and Tobago from 22-23 May. Fresh from her presentation at the Regional Seminar of the Decolonization Committee held mid-May in Venezuela, and later visits to Caribbean nations, ahead of the main C24 meeting in New York in June,