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WASHINGTON – The White House dug in Wednesday for President Donald Trump’s pick for a plum Caribbean diplomatic post, despite concerns that he’s a “tinfoil hat” conspiracy theorist who smeared Ted Cruz and other Trump rivals in 2016 with unfounded, tabloid-style allegations. “The President looks forward to Leandro Rizzuto’s swift confirmation by the Senate, and

Total said that it has expanded its footprint in South America by investment in offshore blocks near Guyana, according to a new report by UPI. The contracts, which the French company recently signed, will give it a non-controlling stake in the Canje, Kanuku, and Orinduik offshore blocks. “Total is very pleased with this significant entry in the

An early morning quake shook Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago and its South American neighbours, Venezuela. Initial information from the UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC) indicates a magnitude 4.2 earthquake was recorded at 5:13 am local time at latitude 11.05N, longitude 61.99W, and at a depth of 10 km. The quake struck 100.0 km NE of

KINGSTON (Reuters) – The United States, Mexico and Canada are already studying how to mitigate the impact on the Caribbean and oil refiners if the U.S. decides to sanction Venezuelan oil, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday. Speaking en route between Colombia and Jamaica, his final stop on a tour of Latin America,

Irie Jam Radio along with Courts Furniture Inc. had an evening of acoustic music to celebrate Bob Marley’s 73rd birth anniversary. It was a chilly 30 degrees outside but that didn’t deter reggae music fans from making their way down to S.O.B’s. Pey Dalid was the first band to take the stage and they set

Guyana Goldfields/ Aurora Gold Mines (AGM) intends to invest US$120 million in conducting underground gold mining for the first time in Guyana’s history, company officials announced Sunday. AGM’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Caldwell said “we want to become the premier underground gold miner in Guyana and South America” in another four years. In

Dino Williams netted a brace as Montego Bay United’s 2-0 win at Wespow Park condemned struggling Harbour View to a second loss in four days in the lone Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) fixture on Sunday. In the rescheduled match, Williams gave the home team the lead just 12 minutes into the encounter and ensured

A five-for from pace bowler Keemo Paul led Guyana Jaguars to a narrow 19 run victory over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the CWI Super50 match-up at Coolidge Cricket Ground on Sunday. His efforts were, however, just about enough to stave off the efforts of big-hitting man mountain Rahkeem Cornwall who blasted 119 from 94

Jamaican steeplechaser Aisha Praught-Leer has made good on her promise to keep improving after, running in the women’s 3000 metres at the Millrose Games, she broke Kenya’s Sally Kipyego’s three-year-old meet record and set a national one. Praught-Leer was not one of the headliners at the Millrose Games for the Jamaicans with names like Omar

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jeremy Farr, Kevona Davis and Amoi Brown were the standouts at Saturday’s (4 Feb) Youngster Goldsmith Classics inside the National Stadium. Davis of Edwin Allen with 11.59 topped the Class 2 girls’ 100m. St. Lucian Julien Alfred, representing St. Catherine High, was the only one girl under 12 seconds with 11.93. Wolmer’s


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