September 16, 2014

Bill Cosby to loan African American art collection for 1st time to Smithsonian for exhibit

By Brett Zongker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan […]
September 16, 2014

‘Voices Beyond Bondage’ expands the field of black poetry

By Jesse J. Holland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century” (NewSouth Books), edited by Erika […]
September 15, 2014

‘The View’ resets after Walters’ exit with new on and off air teams

By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Daytime’s “The View” revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, […]
September 15, 2014

Citing financial benefits, Cayman Islands considers adopting daylight savings time

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands _ The Cayman Islands is considering a switch to daylight savings time, citing potential benefits to its financial services and tourism sectors. […]
September 14, 2014

Jamaica police looking for American woman who has gone missing from north coast town

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican police are looking for an American woman who they say has gone missing from a town on the island’s north coast. The […]
September 14, 2014

Trinidad says it will not halt highway project over activist’s vow to resume hunger strike

PORT-OF-SPAIN _ Trinidad & Tobago’s government says it will not halt a highway extension project to prevent an environmental activist from resuming a hunger strike. In […]
September 13, 2014

Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot thrown into sea by smuggling boat during chase in Caribbean

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica _ Costa Rica’s coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being […]
September 13, 2014

Guyana officials warn of increase in chikungunya cases

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ Officials in the South American country of Guyana say they are stepping up efforts to fight the spread of the chikungunya virus amid […]
September 13, 2014

Rastafarians prepare to light up without fear as Jamaica advances pot decriminalization plans

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives […]
September 13, 2014

Edwidge Danticat, Gary Victor highlight Haitian Caribbean Book Fair in Miami’s Little Haiti

MIAMI _ A book fair in Miami’s Little Haiti neighbourhood is showcasing Haitian culture and literature. The Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair opens Saturday evening at the Little […]
September 12, 2014

Dominican Republic officials seek DEA’s help in searching for small jet that went missing

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ The Dominican Republic has asked the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for help in tracking down a small jet that never reached […]
September 10, 2014

Independent investigative commission charges police officer in southwest Jamaica with murder

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican agency that investigates abuse allegations against the island’s security forces says a police officer has been arrested and charged with murder. […]