February 19, 2016

Gas explosions in Dominican Republic injure 40, level homes

By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Early morning explosions rocked an LPG distribution station in a densely populated neighbourhood of […]
February 19, 2016

Caribbean reports tourism surge, braces for Zika impact

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP)_ The Caribbean is reporting a surge in tourism that easily surpassed the global growth rate as it set new arrival and […]
February 15, 2016

US plane impounded in Zimbabwe; body and cash found on board

By Farai Mutsaka THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARARE, Zimbabwe _ Zimbabwean aviation authorities impounded a U.S.-registered cargo jet, a senior official said Monday, after a dead body […]
February 14, 2016

Central African Republic voters seek leader to end chaos

By Krista Larson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGUI, Central African Republic _ Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will […]
February 14, 2016

Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country’s Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill […]
February 12, 2016

Police officer fatally shot while on patrol in Haiti capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A Haitian police officer has been killed by multiple gunshots as he patrolled a rough section of the country’s capital on a motorcycle. […]
February 12, 2016

Dominican police kill suspect in attack on German tourist

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Police in the Dominican Republic say they have killed one of two men suspected in the slaying of an elderly German […]
February 11, 2016

AP NewsBreak: Slavery book author says she had concerns

By Hillel Italie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The author of a children’s book pulled last month because of its smiling depiction of slaves says […]
February 11, 2016

South African president faces protests at parliament

JOHANNESBURG _ South African police are securing roads around parliament ahead of expected protests against President Jacob Zuma, who will give a state-of-the-nation address amid harsh […]
February 11, 2016

Federal gov’t enters Ferguson court case in strong position

By Eric Tucker And Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent […]
February 10, 2016

Gunmen open fire on motorcade by Jamaica opposition party

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Police say gunmen have opened fire on a campaign motorcade by Jamaica’s main opposition party and killed one man as it travelled through […]
February 9, 2016

Guyana to cut sugarcane planting by half amid drought

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ Guyana’s state-owned sugar corporation says it will cut back on sugarcane planting by 50 per cent amid a worsening drought. Company spokesman Ray […]
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