July 24, 2015

Jamaica to retire $3 billion in oil debt to Venezuela thanks to bond sales, negotiated deal

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica says it has forged a deal to retire $3 billion in oil debts to Venezuela thanks to bond sales. The Caribbean island […]
July 23, 2015

First lady Michelle Obama, rapper Wale team up help college bound teens succeed in college

By Nancy Benac THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ First lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with rapper Wale (WAH’-lay) to help college-bound teens overcome obstacles and […]
July 23, 2015

Jury weighs defamation claim against Mainer who accused orphanage founder of molesting boys

By David Sharp THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Maine _ A lawyer for a Haiti orphanage founder on Thursday likened a Maine activist to a cyberbully and […]
July 23, 2015

Obama mania strong in Africa ahead of visit by first US pres with African roots

JOHANNESBURG (AP)_ Barack Obama, the United States’ first African-American president, has captured the imagination of people across the continent where his face shows up on billboards, […]
July 23, 2015

Public comments sharply divided over Smithsonian’s exhibition of Bill Cosby’s art collection

By Brett Zongker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ As the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby’s art collection, the public has […]
July 22, 2015

Nigerian leader says multination forces soon ready to fight Boko Haram

By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Nigeria’s president says a multinational African force will be in place within 10 days to take the fight […]
July 22, 2015

Kenya prepares to welcome President Obama to the country where his father was born

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAIROBI, Kenya _ Karibu Kenya, President Obama. Welcome to Kenya. For many Kenyans, the Swahili-language slogan will be more than […]
July 22, 2015

Jamaican officials to shutter 18 public schools with small, declining populations of students

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica will close 18 small public schools across the island by September. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites told Parliament on Tuesday that the closures […]
July 21, 2015

Rave Reviews for International Reggae Artist ORieL “Sumfest” Performance, Heads to New York for “An Audible Affair” LIVE Acoustic Show

It was an electrifying night July 17th, 2015 on the beautiful island of Jamaica, when the lovely weather, the eager patrons, the frenzied atmosphere aligned for […]
July 21, 2015

Boston bus driver makes quick stop at child’s lemonade stand, treats passengers to a cup

BOSTON(AP) _ A Boston bus driver made a new group of friends by surprising passengers with a treat to help brave the sweltering heat: He made […]
July 21, 2015

18 Dominicans aboard fishing boat detained by Bahamas military on suspicion of poaching

NASSAU, Bahamas(AP) _ Eighteen Dominicans aboard a fishing boat have been detained by the Bahamian military on suspicion of poaching. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force says […]
July 21, 2015

Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta says talks with US president Barack Obama to focus on extremism

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) _ Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says the fight against extremism will be the key topic of talks with U.S. President Barack Obama, who […]