August 16, 2015

Jamaica narcotics agents seize over 1,000 pounds of marijuana hidden in 2 shipping containers

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican narcotics agents have seized a load of marijuana found hidden in two shipping containers at wharves in the Caribbean island’s capital. In […]
August 15, 2015

4 French citizens sentenced to 20 years in Dominican Republic drug case

By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ A court in the Dominican Republic has sentenced four French citizens to 20 […]
August 14, 2015

Frenchman pleads guilty to 38 counts of migrant smuggling in US Virgin Islands

AMALIE, Virgin Islands (AP)_ An elderly Frenchman has pleaded guilty to more than three dozen counts of migrant smuggling in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A statement […]
August 14, 2015

Cambridge University releases letters showing how humans were priced for sale in slave trade

By Sylvia Hui THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON _ Researchers at Britain’s Cambridge University have released letters showing how slaves were priced for sale during the 18th […]
August 14, 2015

South African veterinarian fits elephant skin bandage onto face of rhino injured by poached

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Veterinarians in South Africa have treated an injured rhino whose face was mutilated by poachers last week by […]
August 13, 2015

Britain’s Prince Harry has visited South African wildlife park where poachers are active

JOHANNESBURG (AP) _ South African officials say Britain’s Prince Harry has been on a private visit to the country’s flagship wildlife park, which is facing heavy pressure […]
August 13, 2015

Gov’t signs wage deal in Jamaica, where public workers have been labouring under wage freeze

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica has signed a new wage deal with some trade unions that will see salaries boosted by 4 per cent during the agreement’s […]
August 13, 2015

Caribbean Seaweed Invasion story

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ In a story Aug. 9 about the Caribbean‘s seaweed invasion, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the size of the Sargasso Sea in square […]
August 13, 2015

MARIJUANA-OREGON

SALEM, Ore. (AP) _ No pot here! That’s what some local governments are telling state officials in Oregon. At least a dozen Oregon cities and counties […]
August 11, 2015

UN peacekeepers accused of 2 deaths, rape of 12 year old in Central African Republic

By Cara Anna THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Amnesty International is accusing U.N. peacekeepers of indiscriminately killing a 16-year-old boy and his father and raping a 12-year-old girl […]
August 11, 2015

Brother of US college football player killed by police questions use of deadly force

By Jamie Stengle And Emily Schmall THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARLINGTON, Texas _ The brother of a college football player killed by police at a Texas car […]
August 11, 2015

Initial autopsy finds recent college grad from Texas drowned in Bahamas

By Ava Turnquest THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASSAU, Bahamas(AP) _ An autopsy in the Bahamas has determined that a Texas man drowned in the island chain last […]
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