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NEWS IN BRIEF 04/24/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Foreign investment


HAVANA — The government  on April 16 published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed. Investments in mixed-ownership projects or in tandem with independent cooperatives will enjoy a tax holiday for the first eight years of operation and pay 15 percent on profits after that – about half the current rate. Such operations will also be exempt from payroll taxes.

 
Report finds U.S. housing effort falling short of projections PDF Print E-mail
Written by TRENTON DANIEL   
Thursday, 24 April 2014

john-groarke_web.jpgPORT-AU-PRINCE — An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said.

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Popular dancehall star Vybz Kartel gets life for murder PDF Print E-mail
Written by DAVID McFADDEN   
Sunday, 13 April 2014

vybz-kartel_web.jpgKINGSTON –  A judge sentenced dancehall reggae star Vybz Kartel and three other men to life in prison for the 2011 murder of an associate. While police in riot gear watched over barricaded streets outside the court in downtown Kingston, Judge Lennox Campbell, in his ruling, ordered Kartel to serve 35 years behind bars before he can be eligible for parole.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 13 April 2014 )
 
Severe drought hits farmers hard PDF Print E-mail
Written by TRENTON DANIEL   
Monday, 07 April 2014
BOMBARDOPOLIS — Jean-Romain Beltinor plunged a hoe into the rocky dirt on his parched hillside to prepare for planting seeds he does not have. After months of drought in northwest Haiti, the subsistence farmer struggles to find food for his 13 children.
Last Updated ( Monday, 07 April 2014 )
 
Rodney probe will reopen troubling political period PDF Print E-mail
Written by MOHAMED HAMALUDIN   
Friday, 04 April 2014

walter-rodney_web.jpgAn announcement from Guyana that a commission has been sworn in to investigate the 1980 assassination of brilliant historian political activist Walter Rodney came as no surprise. The government created a secretariat since last July for that purpose.

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 April 2014 )
 
Mandatory death penalty to end PDF Print E-mail
Written by DAVID McFADDEN   
Thursday, 03 April 2014

adriel_brathwaite_web.jpgKINGSTON — Barbados is moving to abolish its mandatory death penalty for murder convictions – a punishment which the government has bypassed for three decades. No killer has been executed here since 1984 Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite told reporters recently that the automatic penalty should be formally dropped.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 April 2014 )
 
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