February 20, 2015

OAS rights commission asks Bahamas to respond to claims of mistreatment of migrants

  NASSAU, Bahamas _ An organization that monitors human rights in the Western Hemisphere has asked the Bahamas to respond to allegations that migrants have been […]
February 20, 2015

Haiti revises death toll from Carnival accident, reports 17 killed and 6 still hospitalized

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ The Haitian government is revising the death toll from an accident involving a Carnival float, lowering it by one. Communications Minister Rothchild Francois […]
February 19, 2015

Convicted drug trafficker says he donated millions to Dominican ex president

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ A convicted drug trafficker and former captain of the Dominican Republic‘s army told a local TV station Thursday that he donated […]
February 19, 2015

Ex police chief in Jamaica testifies before fact finding panel examining deadly slum raid

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A former Jamaican police commissioner has started testifying before a fact-finding panel examining a 2010 security operation that killed over 70 civilians in […]
February 18, 2015

At least 16 killed in Haiti after Carnival float hits low-hanging power line, officials say

By Evens Sanon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ At least 16 people were killed early Tuesday in the Haitian capital after a man on top […]
February 18, 2015

Liberia president to visit US, meet with lawmakers; it’s her first visit since Ebola outbreak

WASHINGTON _ The president of Liberia will visit the United States later this month, her first trip to the country since the Ebola outbreak in West […]
February 18, 2015

New relaxed mood in Communist Cuba amid economic changes, better relations with US

By Anita Snow THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ Rolling toward customs with a 60-pound suitcase filled with clothing and electronics for friends, my stomach clenched when […]
February 17, 2015

Opposition alliance emerges as winner in St Kitts & Nevis after tense day of vote counting

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts _ An alliance of three opposition parties won parliamentary elections in St. Kitts and Nevis, denying the former governing party and its prime […]
February 16, 2015

Jamaica police say 2 women caught smuggling cocaine after disembarking flights from Curacao

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican police say two alleged drug mules have been arrested after disembarking flights from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. In a Monday […]
February 16, 2015

In St. Kitts, Caribbean’s longest serving PM seeks 5th consecutive term in general elections

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts _ Prime Minister Denzil Douglas is seeking his fifth consecutive term leading St. Kitts and Nevis in general elections on the twin-island federation. […]
February 14, 2015

Martinique officials seize more than 1 ton of marijuana at sea

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique _ Authorities in the French Caribbean island of Martinique say they have seized more than a ton of marijuana at sea. The government said […]
February 12, 2015

Jamaica extradites first lottery scam suspect to US on charges he defrauded elderly Americans

  By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican man was extradited Thursday from the Caribbean island to Florida on charges that he […]