Colombia Approves Stock Market Merger With Peru, Chile

first_img Colombia on 5 November approved merging its stock market with those of neighboring Peru and Chile, which experts said will become the second-biggest stock market in Latin America after Brazil’s. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Economy Minister Juan Carlos Echeverry “signed the decree authorizing the merger,” a statement by the president’s office said. Representatives from the stock markets and central banks of the three nations will meet next week in Bogota to launch the new stock market, it added. A meeting of financial experts headed by Spain’s BBVA Bank said the new stock market will boost overall trading in the three countries anywhere from three to five times the current volume. “That would make this stock market the second-largest in Latin America after Brazil’s,” BBVA said in a statement. By Dialogo November 10, 2010last_img read more

Two Caldwell men charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated battery after brawling incident Wednesday morning

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sylvester Provencio, 21, and Nicholas Reedy, 33, both of Caldwell, have been arrested by the Sumner County Sheriff’s office for aggravated robbery and aggravated battery after a brawling incident that occurred at 1700 S. Mayfield Road, about three miles east of Caldwell at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday.According to a sheriff’s office press release, Gregory Schneider, 53, of Caldwell and Bryan Nispel, 55, of Caldwell were driving home when they noticed a vehicle was struck in the mud. They stopped to help them, but an argument ensued, the report said.Allegedly, Schneider was punched in the face several times by Reedy and fell to the ground. After falling to the ground, Schneider allegedly was kicked and stomped on by both suspects to the point where he lost consciousness while lying face down in the roadway.Nispel was attempting to get to his 2014 Dodge pickup close enough to Schneider so he could pick him up and protect him, when allegedly both suspects jumped in front of the pickup and were struck by Nispel.Allegedly, then the suspects fled the scene by stealing Schneider’s wife’s 2014 Cadillac SUV, valued at $40,000, and left it parked in a yard in Caldwell, the report said. The suspects were located at Reedy’s house after they called E911 wanting to make a report about being run over by Nispel, allegedly.The report then said also during the disturbance, Nispel was hit several times by Provencio while being held down on the ground. Nispel told the Sheriff’s office that he felt in fear for his life as well as Schneider’s during the altercation since he knows both suspects and knew their tendencies to want to fight.Nispel sustained small cuts and bruises to his arms, face and head. He was released from the Caldwell Hospital after receiving treatment for his wounds.Schneider sustained numerous cuts and bruises to his face and body. The doctors at Caldwell Hospital said he suffers from a broken rib, a concussion, and several severe lacerations to his face. The report said his injuries were severe enough that he had to be admitted to the hospital for treatment. Allegedly, his injuries were severe enough that he was barely able to tell deputies what happened.The case has been turned over to the Sumner County Attorney’s office which has 48 hours to submit formal charges. Other agencies involved included the Wellington Police Department and the Caldwell Police Department.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? 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Thank you for your input. -24 Vote up Vote down bubba · 277 weeks ago sounds like a caldwell dance Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +44 Vote up Vote down April05 · 277 weeks ago Sound like these two worthless punks need to go away forever! They are nothing but trouble and up to no good all the time! Prayers for Schneider family and Nispels! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +41 Vote up Vote down Caldwell Fan · 277 weeks ago Let’s see if the Sumner County Attorney will actually see that justice is served this time or if these two get their usual slap on the wrist/probation. This isn’t the first time this has happened with these two. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +36 Vote up Vote down soccermom · 277 weeks ago These two thugs are the perfect example of why people don’t stop and help others. Greg and Bryan are a couple of the nicest people I’ve had the privilege to know, and it is such a travesty that this happened to them. The fact that they called 911 for themselves after they beat a man unconscious blows my mind. I hope those two get what they deserve and sit in jail for a good long time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +32 Vote up Vote down Just Wondering · 277 weeks ago Would it be possible to release them near the South Haven Turnpike entrance. Then call the Pipe fitter, Farmer and see if his shotgun still works. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +22 Vote up Vote down Concerned Citizen · 277 weeks ago These two men are some of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. There is no reason why this should of happened to these two. Prayers go out to them and there families. And for those punks I hope they rot in prison for the rest of there lives. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 277 weeks ago Let’s dispense with any eternal damnation comments. That is for God to decide, not for people on this website. Report Reply 2 replies · active 277 weeks ago +24 Vote up Vote down Praying · 277 weeks ago These two thugs have a history of causing problems with anyone, even people that are minding their own business. The two victims, knew of this as well, yet they stopped to HELP. That is what small town, such as Caldwell, folks do. Well in the past, now it makes one not want to stop and help. It’s a darn shame that these THUGS have no respect for anyone or anything. I pray that justice will be served, and they get punished as far as the laws will take them. This is a serious crime and should be recognized as such. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +27 Vote up Vote down Outraged Mother · 277 weeks ago This is absolutely outrageous! These two “men” have been in fights and other troubles with the law for years! Why they are even free right now that they are able to do this is maddening! Reedy has put several people in the hospital in the past and Provencio has a history of fighting as well.. Do they need to literally kill someone before they are made to do some serious time in prison?! Society needs to stop being lenient with these people and stick them in jail! and not for just a week or two… but years! They need to be punished for what they have done! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +22 Vote up Vote down Guest · 277 weeks ago The previous comments are true! Known trouble makers and thugs! It seems to be a family thing with the Provencios. What a shame. I hope they get their just day in court with the book thrown at them! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago 123Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. 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Tobacco legislation soon to be tabled

first_img… Opposition asks for further consultationPan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Country Representative, Dr William Adu-KrowCountry Representative of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Dr William Adu-Krow, on Tuesday indicated that the long-awaited Tobacco Control Bill 2016 will be tabled in the House on October 28.He explained that there were some hiccups with “moving forward” with the Bill, particularly as it relates to the ban on smoking in the home. He said too that there were some objections that the home is considered a private place and the legislation should not dictate what occurs within.“There was the contention that the home is my mansion. My personal space, but if someone else is in that home then it is not private. Someone else can be affected by it,” he said.Adu-Krow said too that although both the Government and the Opposition had signalled their “go-ahead” for the legislation, the Opposition has affirmed there should be more consultation before it is passed as law.The proposed tobacco control legislation will see a ban on smoking in public places while cigarette advertising will be disallowed and graphic and text health warnings will have to be displayed on at least 75 per cent of the packaging on tobacco products.The Bill seeks to ban smoking at all indoor workplaces, public transport and strictly regulates the sale of cigarettes while creating reporting requirements for manufacturers, wholesale distributors or importers, with penalties ranging as high as $16 million and a period of imprisonment.Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, had pointed out that it took the Bill a long time to be where it is today because there was a lot of fine-tuning to be done.“We want to ensure that it is meaningful and it promotes disease control, healthy living and miners not being sold cigarettes,” she said, noting that one of the key aims of the Bill is to reduce second-hand smoking.Dr William Adu-Krow stated that there is an urgent need for tobacco restrictions to be enforced in Guyana, underscoring that the profits brought in through the tobacco industry does not compensate for the many lives being lost from smoking and second-hand smoke every year.However, the key stakeholder, Demerara Tobacco Ltd, has labelled the Bill as heavily flawed. Managing Director of the company, Maurlaine Argyle-Kirton, raised the concern that the Bill is not balanced and will cripple the tobacco industry once it is passed in Parliament.According to the Bill’s explanatory memorandum, the purpose of the legislation is to fight the tobacco epidemic by implementing the evidence-based requirements of the World Health Organisation’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), which Guyana acceded to on September 15, 2005.The proposed legislation seeks to establish a National Tobacco Control Council to advise the Public Health Minister on matters related to tobacco control and allowing the enforcement powers of authorised officers who are authorised to conduct inspections, investigations or enforcement activities under the Act. The authorised officers can enter any public place, workplace or means of public transportation to conduct any inspection or investigation at any time during business or operating hours or any other reasonable or necessary time. They have the power to seize and detain or order the storage of any tobacco product that they reasonably believe does not comply with the Act.last_img read more