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Montevideo, April 23rd 2024 - 02:08 UTC

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  • Monday, April 8th 2024 - 19:24 UTC

    Panama Canal chokepoint approaching an end as the rainy season begins in May

    Maersk gave its own indication of the improving water level, with the reinstatement of a service that had previously switched to a rail-land transit across Panama .

    The chokepoint at the Panama Canal could be approaching an end as weather forecasts indicate ample rain fall is heading for Panama, which if correct means many international shipping believe a return to normal crossing s possible in the near future.

  • Monday, April 8th 2024 - 10:16 UTC

    Commonwealth supports Guayana against Caracas' actions regarding Essequibo

    “The Commonwealth affirms that the ICJ process is the appropriate and lawful means to address the matter under international law,” Scotland also said

    The Venezuelan Government of President Nicolás Maduro must abide by the principles of international law regarding the oil-rich Essequibo region, the Commonwealth Secretariat said in a statement in support of Guyana's response to Caracas passing the so-called Organic Law for the Defense of Guayana Esequiba.

  • Saturday, April 6th 2024 - 04:09 UTC

    Airfield resurfacing project in the Falkland Islands completed

    Workers taking part in the resurfacing of the alpha loop. MOD Crown Copyright MOD – Cpl Laura Wing.

    The British Government Defense Infrastructure Organization (DIO) has completed an £8.9 million project to resurface the alpha loop at Mount Pleasant Complex airfield on the Falkland Islands.

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Falklands announces fees to change for applications for British passports

    Adult passport (34 pages): Current cost of £127.79 (inclusive of administration and carriage costs), will increase by £8.00 to £135.79

    The Customs and Immigration Service would like to inform the public that from Thursday 11 April 2024 His Majesty’s Passport Office will be increasing their fees by 7.5%. This means that there will be the following price increase to passports:

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:10 UTC

    UK National Living Wage up from £10.42 to £11.44 an hour; will apply to workers over 21

    A full-time adult worker paid the minimum wage will see a pay rise worth £1,800 a year

    The minimum wage set by the British government, known as the National Living Wage in UK is rising from £10.42 to £11.44 an hour and will apply to workers over 21 rather than over 23, benefiting some 2,7 million low paid workers. Younger workers will also see a rise in the rates that apply to them.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 19:58 UTC

    Paraguay not unwilling to pay Waterway toll, FM says

    Article 8 of the Waterway Treaty allows countries to charge tolls under certain conditions, Ramírez recalled

    Paraguayan Foreign Ministry Rubén Ramírez Lescano told Congress Wednesday in Asunción that the government of President Santiago Peña was not against barges sailing through the Paraná Waterway paying toll provided there was a service in return.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 19:02 UTC

    Oldest man on earth dies aged 114

    Juan Vicente had 11 children, 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren

    Venezuelan national Juan Vicente Pérez Mora passed away Tuesday due to respiratory complications at the age of 114 in San José de Bolívar, Francisco de Miranda municipality, in the state of Táchira. He was certified by the Guinness World Record on Feb. 4, 2022, as the oldest man on earth. He had been born in El Cobre, Táchira State, on May 27, 1909.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Haitian authorities fend off yet another attack against Gov't Palace

    There was an undetermined number of casualties on Barbecue's side

    Five Haitian law enforcement officers were wounded while fending off an onslaught from Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherizier's Vivre Ensemble (Living Together) gang against the Government Palace in Port-au-Prince on Monday. According to local media, there were various casualties on the attackers' side, but the number remained undetermined.

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 - 22:00 UTC

    Israel to ban Al Jazeera, PM announces

    Netanyahu insisted the station was Hamas' bullhorn and a terrorist channel

    Press freedom advocates worldwide expressed concern Monday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would use newly passed temporary legislation to shut down the local operations of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news service. The new law will only be in effect for 45 days and must be re-approved every 45 days, expiring on July 31. The judges have three days to decide whether to “amend” the decision or limit its duration.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 18:44 UTC

    Google to lay submarine cable between Chile and Australia

    The Humboldt cable will join other infrastructure projects, Google Cloud's Quigley said

    Tech giants Google plan to link Chile with Australia and French Polynesia through the Humboldt cable, which would become first direct submarine link between South America and Oceania, thus expanding the digital infrastructure of the South Pacific.