October 21, 2014

Rights group: LGBT Jamaicans are targets of unchecked violence, discrimination

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently […]
October 17, 2014

Obama names Ebola ‘czar’ to run widening US response to the disease as criticism mounts

By Jim Kuhnhenn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation’s Ebola response as efforts […]
October 17, 2014

Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad latest to impose bans on travellers from Africa nations hit by Ebola

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday became the latest countries in the Western Hemisphere to […]
October 17, 2014

Cabot Prize goes to 6 journalists for their work in reporting on Latin America and Caribbean

NEW YORK _ Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism honoured six journalists Wednesday night for excellence in reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean. One of […]
October 17, 2014

In Caribbean, efforts increase to banish deeply rooted prejudices against disabled citizens

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Claudia Gordon abruptly went deaf as a child in rural Jamaica, and lost much more than her […]
October 16, 2014

Venezuela, New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola elected to join UN Security Council; 1 seat remains

Venezuela, New Zealand, Angola and Malaysia have been elected to coveted seats on the United Nations Security Council, while voting continued to determine whether Turkey or […]
October 16, 2014

Bermuda braces as Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo barrels toward it

By Josh Ball And Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAMILTON, Bermuda _ People on the tiny British territory of Bermuda rushed Thursday to batten down for […]
October 16, 2014

St. Lucia, then Colombia bar entry to travellers from Ebola stricken nations in West Africa

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ The leader of the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia issued an order Wednesday to immediately bar […]
October 15, 2014

Michelle Obama dances with turnip to promote healthy eating, White House garden

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ So what will Michelle Obama turn out for? Turns out it’s a turnip. Video of the first lady […]
October 14, 2014

Nearly 50 arrested during large rally over police shootings in Missouri city

By Alan Scher Zagier And Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. _ Nearly 50 people were arrested Monday during a large rally in the Missouri […]
October 13, 2014

COCAINE IN VIDEO GAMES

READING, Pa. (AP) _ Authorities charge four men were racking up more than points with Xbox game systems. According to Berks County, Pennsylvania, detectives, cocaine was […]
October 10, 2014

Report: Dominican doctors should be sanctioned following deaths of 11 children

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ A government-appointed commission in the Dominican Republic released a report Friday recommending sanctions against a team of doctors following the hospital […]
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