September 7, 2014

25 year old restaurant owner, writer crowned Miss Haiti 2014

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ The crowd was already chanting her name before 25-year-old restaurant owner Carolyn Desert was crowned Miss Haiti […]
September 7, 2014

Obama says he’ll give speech Wednesday on plan to combat Islamic State militant organization

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the […]
September 7, 2014

NYC immigrant public defender system, 1st of its kind in the country, breaks ground

By Deepti Hajela THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ When Curtis Edmund first heard that a government official had come by his Bronx home looking for […]
September 5, 2014

Haiti police detain US orphanage founder on abuse allegations

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A U.S. man who founded a boys’ orphanage in Haiti nearly two decades ago was arrested Friday […]
September 5, 2014

Jamaica rescuers find oil slick in waters where they suspect out of control US plane went down

By David McFadden And Joan Lowy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican military spokesman says rescuers have found an oil slick indicating where an […]
September 3, 2014

Autopsy confirms slain Jamaican man at centre of death after arrest probe died from beating

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A famed U.S. pathologist said Wednesday that an autopsy has confirmed that a Jamaican man was beaten […]
September 2, 2014

New York attorney general accuses lender of refusing to lend to African Americans in Buffalo

By Carolyn Thompson And David Klepper THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BUFFALO, N.Y. _ A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches […]
September 2, 2014

Colorful floats fill streets for NYC West Indian Day Parade, marred early on by nearby slaying

By Jonathan Lemire THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn’s streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day […]
September 2, 2014

Police in Turks & Caicos Islands stop sloop carrying 82 Haitian migrants

  Authorities in the Turks & Caicos Islands intercepted a boat Monday with 82 Haitian migrants as it passed through the British Caribbean chain’s waters. The […]
September 2, 2014

US lawyer joins legal team for slain Jamaican whose death in custody is making headlines

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A U.S. civil rights lawyer said Monday that she is volunteering her time to help represent relatives […]
September 1, 2014

Gunmen, officers engage in firefight in Jamaica capital after 4 injured in shooting

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican police say a pair of gunmen engaged in a shootout with officers after injuring a group of people in a downtown area […]
September 1, 2014

Cuba cracks down on multi billion dollar flow of consumer goods in air passengers’ luggage

By Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA, Cuba _ A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of […]