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Daily Archives: November 7, 2014

Former News of the World editor jailed over phone hacking

London, Nov 7 (EFE).- The former editor of the defunct British tabloid News of the World, Ian Edmondson, was sentenced Friday by a British court to eight months in prison for his role in the phone hacking scandal that put his former paper out of business.Edmondson, 45, admitted to the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, also known as ...

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Argentine journalist on trial for not revealing sources

Buenos Aires, Nov 7 (EFE).- An Argentine judge has put on trial journalist German Sasso, the editor of a media outlet in Bahia Blanca, for not revealing his sources in case of a media entrepreneur allegedly involved in drug trafficking in the country.In several audio recordings released by Sasso’s outlet, La Brujula 24, media entreprenuer Juan Suris can be heard ...

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Venezuela to maintain oil production at 3 million bpd

Venezuelan state-owned oil giant PDVSA said Thursday it plans to maintain oil production at approximately 3 million barrels per day in 2015, more than 2.5 million bpd of which is to be exported. “Our plan in 2015 is to maintain our production and develop our ability to react to any market scenario,” PDVSA President Eulogio Del Pino said during the ...

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Ecuadorean President defends oil drilling plan in Amazon national park

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has defended his government’s plan to extract oil from the Yasuni National Park in the Amazon, and said that it will affect less than 200 hectares (494 acres) of the nearly 1 million hectares (2.5 million acres) of the natural reserve of high biodiversity. According to the latest calculations, the surface that may be affected by ...

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Jamaican gov’t warns sugar growers against abusing loan program

San Juan, Nov 7 (EFE).- Attempt by some sugar growers to manipulate the system of loans established to boost output could jeopardize the entire program, the Jamaican government said Friday. Some farmers have been “very creative,” taking out loans under one name and selling their crops under another name, the executive director of the Sugar Industry Authority, Derrick Heaven, said ...

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British Virgin Islands to complete port expansion by January

San Juan, Nov 7 (EFE).- The government of the British Virgin Islands says the first phase of the expansion of Road Town port on the main island of Tortola will be complete by January. Construction of the Tortola Pier Park will boost the tourism industry and local products and services when “new customers” arrive in the city, the Ministry of ...

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Guyana’s Opposition Leader wants power sharing but not with suspected criminals…

Guyana’s Opposition Leader, David Granger says he is still in favour of power-sharing, although he will advocate the prosecution of certain persons from the incumbent party. Granger’s A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) hopes to win the plurality or majority of the votes in general elections expected in some quarters to be held during next January. Already, President Donald Ramotar ...

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Caribbean News Desk: Caricom laying ground-work to reopen trade pact talks with Canada

Caribbean Trade Ministers have agreed to set up a committee to examine ways of closing the gaps in a proposed trade agreement with Canada and so revive negotiations. Canada had set a June 30 deadline but Caricom is yet to reach consensus on the proposed agreement. Sources said Caricom’s Ministerial Council for Trade and Economic Development agreed that political representatives ...

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