PORT OF SPAIN, Dec 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-CARIBBEANNEWS) -- Trinidad and Tobago prime minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has announced that her government will again be seeking to reintroduce the "hanging bill" next year, even though it was defeated in Parliament four years ago.

LIMA, Dec 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Peru President, Ollanta Humala chaired a meeting of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers aimed at enforcing law on matters related to national security, fighting drug trafficking and illegal mining.

HAVANA, Dec 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-EFE) -- Cuban President Raul Castro has warned that the "struggle" to end the U.S. embargo against the island "will be long and difficult" and will require the continued demands, both internationally and by U.S. society, for an end to that situation.

HAVANA, Dec 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-ACN) -- Cuban economy will grow four percent "or more" in 2015, said the Minister of Economy and Planning Marino Murillo.

HARARE, Dec 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-NEW ZIANA) -- Zimbabwe's Cabinet has agreed on reforms to the country's labour laws to introduce productivity-linked wages, said Minister of Industry and Commerce Mike Bimha.

TEHRAN, Dec 22 (Bernama) - The nuclear negotiating teams of Iran and P5+1 group have been nominated for the 2014 Arms Control Person(s) of the Year title, Iran's Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.

SAN JOSE, Dec 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-CARIBBEANNEWS) -- Costa Rica has attracted 39 new investment projects from the sectors of corporate services, life sciences, light manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, agribusiness and food industry in 2014.