TRINIDAD-CURRENCY-National Security Ministry dismisses reports of counterfeit polymer notes in circulation

The Trinidad and Tobago government Monday dismissed reports that counterfeit copies of the new one hundred dollar bill were in circulation after a video surfaced on social media claiming to show the fake bills. National Security Minister Stuart Young said that it is near impossible to duplicate the polymer bill…

UPDATE- GUYANA-ENERGY-Government seeking to correct “misinformation” regarding sale of oil

The Director of Energy Dr. Mark Bynoe Monday maintained that the government did not breach any procurement rule after it announced last week that it had invited refiners from around the world to bid for three million barrels of Liza blend crude that goes on the market next year. “It…

ANTIGUA-TOURISM-Government to conduct study on hotel workers income

The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will conduct a study of the wages and emoluments earned by hotel workers, in order to determine whether the incomes paid are fair or if they have kept stride with workers in other industries and in the public service. It said that the…

BELIZE-CRIME-Public urged to refrain from paying public servants for forensic services

The Belize government Monday urged citizens to refrain from paying any form of compensation to public officers employed with the National Forensic Science Service (NFSS) and to report any instances of “perceived abuse of authority such as suspected or attempted bribery”. In a statement, the Ministry of National Security gave…

MONTSERRAT-POLITICS-UN decolonisation committee to visit Montserrat

The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization is to pay a four-day visit to Montserrat from Tuesday to gather first‑hand information on the situation in the British Overseas Territory The committee, which is chaired by Grenadian Keisha Aniya McGuire (Grenada), will also be holding meetings in Antigua and Barbuda. Formally…

GUYANA-ENERGY-Government seeking to correct “misinformation” regarding sale of oil

The Guyana government has dismissed what it says is “misinformation” regarding the upcoming short-term arrangements for the direct sale of the first three lifts of the country’s portion of first oil from the Liza 1 programme. In a statement, the Department of Energy (DoE) said that two stages of the…

HORSE RACING-BARBADOS-Husbands tops colony in stakes success as season wraps up (includes quotes)

Veteran Barbadian jockey Patrick Husbands capped off another successful season at Woodbine racetrack when he paired with Vanzzy to win the feature CAN$100 000 Display Stakes last weekend and finish with a meet-leading 21 added-money wins. The 46-year-old, one of Canada’s most successful jockeys, carried the colt gate-to-wire to trounce…