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Minister for Latin America and Caribbean received by Venezuelan Foreign Minister


Caracas (Venezuela), January 12, 2019 (SPS) – The Minister Delegate for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mansour Omar, was received Friday by Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza.

The two sides discussed issues of mutual interest and excellent relations between the Sahrawi Republic and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and means of developing them.

The Sahrawi minister, who accompanied by Sahrawi Ambassador to Venezuela, Mohammed Salem Daha, briefed the Venezuelan minister on the latest developments of the Sahrawi issue, in particular the United Nations peace process for the decolonization of Western Sahara. 

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the participation of the Sahrawi delegation in the inauguration ceremony of Mr. Nicolas Maduro who has been elected for a second…

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South African minister to discuss trade, FDI during Raisina conference


Johannesburg: Increased trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and skills exchange programme between India and South Africa will be the main focus of a senior South African minister visiting India from Sunday to participate at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi.

The Raisina Dialogue, which will take place from January 8-10, is India’s flagship conference of geopolitics and geo-economics and annually attracts high-level participants from all over the world. The theme for the 2019 edition of the conference will be: “A World Reorder: New Geometries, Fluid Partnerships, Uncertain Outcomes.”

South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Reginah Mhaule will attend the Raisina Dialogue as well as meet several other top Indian dignitaries to promote fields of mutual…

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South African officials arrest ex-finance minister of Mozambique for extradition to U.S


A former finance minister of Mozambique, who approved secret loans that plunged the country into a crisis, has been arrested in South Africa awaiting extradition to the United States, police said Monday.

Manuel Chang, 63, was “arrested on Saturday for… USA extradition“, national police spokesman Vishnu Naidoo told AFP.

Read – “Abducted” SA father found alive in Mozambique

“He is appearing today at Kempton Park court,” said Naidoo, referring to a magistrate’s court in a district near Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Police gave no further details, but media in Mozambique reported that Chang had been arrested at the airport while in transit to Dubai.

A copy of a court document dated December 27, directing South African police officers to arrest Chang for eventual…

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Former Guyana government minister dies


The former Minister of Amerindian Affairs Francis Vibert DeSouza died at this home on Saturday.

In addition to being the legislator in charge of Amerindian Affairs, De Souza  also wore many hats in his professional career. 

Prior to being appointed as a government minister, he served as Minister of Local Government and Regional Development;  worked as an entrepreneur; a sales agent; a cultural officer and a technician, clerk, at the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital.

Desouza has also served and was a member of several organisations, including  Catholic Youth and the Organization of Indigenous People.

Meanwhile, Prime minister Moses Nagamootoo, has hailed DeSouza as a cultural hero.

The Prime Minister said the former minister was a cultural icon and an advocate of the…

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St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Christmas Message 2018


My Fellow Citizens and Residents,

On this glorious Christmas morning, I am honoured to address you, the people of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis – a country that I am proud and blessed to lead and that we are all incredibly grateful to call our home.

I bring this Christmas Message of Charity and Compassion to the nation one month after celebrating 25 years as a Parliamentarian.

At times the sheer weight of the responsibility of leadership can seem overwhelming; however, the Bible reminds me that I can place my trust and confidence in God, who knows every need and who has all the power.

That’s why this and every other Christmas Day, we can recite with deep assurance the words of Isaiah 9:6 (New International Version):

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is…

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Letter: Minister Khan is wrong!


Dear Sir:

Fishing is the only source of income for our fishers, who have invested in their vessels, engines and nets and are now faced, without any forewarning or viable alternatives, with a fuel crisis. There is no more regular gas and we are forced to use super gas, which costs us double. The consumer cannot pay more in today’s economic crisis. The fisherfolk have come to the table with bona fides. We have taken aboard the government’s call for food sustainability. The government owes us a duty of care to protect our vulnerable communities.

There is a reasonable expectation that the government would continue to provide this basic necessity in considering our plight, but it appears otherwise. Making matters worse, Minister F. Khan is now making erroneous public…

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