August 19, 2015

Former governor of US Virgin Islands, ex finance director arrested on embezzlement charges

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A former governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands and an ex-finance director in the U.S. Caribbean territory […]
August 19, 2015

World Jewish group sends Spain PM protest letter over cancellation of singer’s concert

MADRID _ The World Jewish Congress has written to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy protesting the cancellation of a concert by the Jewish American singer Matisyahu […]
August 19, 2015

Telecom relaunches mobile money product in Haiti, where most people don’t have bank accounts

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A mobile phone network provider has relaunched a money transfer system in Haiti designed to let people get easier access to cash through […]
August 19, 2015

Nelson Mandela’s grandson arrested for allegedly raping a teenager in South Africa

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ A man identified as one of Nelson Mandela‘s grandsons has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, […]
August 19, 2015

Jamaica to transform boyhood home of black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey into heritage site

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s culture minister says the government will refurbish the boyhood home of black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey and make it a heritage site. […]
August 18, 2015

Libya calls on fellow Arab countries to help arm its military to fight local IS affiliate

CAIRO _ Libya’s internationally recognized government on Tuesday urged fellow Arab countries to arm its military so it can face the expanding Islamic State affiliate in […]
August 18, 2015

Gabon’s president pledges his inheritance to the country’s youth; properties to the state

By Yves Laurent Goma THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LIBREVILLE, Gabon _ Gabon’s president pledged to give his inheritance to the country’s youth saying they are the heirs […]
August 18, 2015

Haiti disqualifies 9 candidates for violence, inciting chaos during parliamentary elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Electoral officials in Haiti have disqualified nine candidates for engaging in violence or inciting chaos during parliamentary elections. Voters in the Aug. 9 […]
August 18, 2015

UN: Some countries don’t bother to pursue sexual misconduct allegations against peacekeepers

By Cara Anna THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The 12-year-old girl said she had been raped by a foreign soldier, one of many who had come to Central […]
August 18, 2015

Trudeau outlines plan for middle class growth

AJAX, ON – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, yesterday outlined how a Liberal government will grow the economy and deliver real change […]
August 17, 2015

Man nabbed in Trinidad after 16 years on run pleads not guilty in ’99 slaying after NY wedding

By Frank Eltman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINEOLA, N.Y. _ A man arrested in Trinidad after 16 years on the run in the fatal shooting of a […]
August 17, 2015

5 police officers killed in southeastern Nicaragua; gang attacked to free detained comrade

MANAGUA, Nicaragua _ Nicaraguan authorities say five police officers were shot dead over the weekend in the country’s southeastern Caribbean jungle. A National Police statement issued […]
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