Haiti air link with Venezuela
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe on Monday hailed a new initiative to establish direct air links between the French-speaking CARICOM country and Venezuela.
He said it would strengthen ties between the two countries and would also facilitate improved private-sector cooperation.
"Now if you want to go from Haiti to Venezuela, you have to go through Miami or through another country and that makes it more difficult and more expensive for people to travel between the two countries," he said.
Prime Minister Lamothe signed the air agreement with the Venezuelan oil minister in Port-au-Prince during the 11th meeting of the PetroCaribe Council of Ministers over the weekend that discussed trade, tourism, transport and communications, agriculture, as well as social programmes and cultural initiatives.
CFO of KPN resigns abruptly
Royal KPN NV says that its CFO has resigned unexpectedly and with immediate effect, citing personal circumstances.
KPN is currently the target of a takeover attempt by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's company America Movil that values KPN at €10.5 billion (US$13.5 billion). Movil already owns around 30 per cent of the Dutch firm.
KPN said on Monday Eric Hageman's decision was "not related to working relationships or present circumstances at KPN".
Hageman, 43, took the job in September 2012.
The company said he had made an "important contribution" to helping the struggling company raise €3 billion in a rights issue this spring, and in striking a deal in July to sell KPN's German arm E-Plus to Spanish firm Telefonica.
That move prompted Movil's takeover attempt, which some see as hostile.