April 20, 2015

Jamaica university plants what it touts as country’s first legal marijuana seedling

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica‘s biggest university has held a ceremony to plant what it touts as the island’s first legal marijuana seedling. Monday’s symbolic planting at […]
April 19, 2015

Large cocaine haul seized, 3 arrested after French authorities stop sailboat off Martinique

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique _ French authorities have arrested three alleged drug traffickers and seized a haul of 2.2 tons of cocaine from a sailboat off the coast […]
April 19, 2015

Bahamas official says country dealing with uptick of Haiti migrants over past week

NASSAU, Bahamas _ The Bahamas says 178 Haitian migrants have been detained by local authorities over the last several days. In a Sunday statement, Immigration Minister […]
April 18, 2015

Jamaica police charge teen with murder in killing of 11 month old

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Authorities in Jamaica have charged a teenager with murder in the recent fatal shooting of an 11-month-old baby. Police said in a statement […]
April 17, 2015

Obama celebrates National Poetry Month, says world would be ‘pretty barren’ without it

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama says poetry helps people understand themselves and each other and says the world would be […]
April 17, 2015

Guyana welcomes first 5 star hotel following protests of public private partnership

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ Guyana’s first five-star hotel has opened in the South American country under a public-private partnership that Parliament had rejected before the body of […]
April 16, 2015

White House promotes deputy social secretary, Philadelphia native, to top job

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ A former hip-hop journalist who became a White House intern in her 30s was named on Thursday as […]
April 16, 2015

Police: 3 teenage boys, 1 man fatally shot by gunmen in central Jamaica housing complex

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican police say three teenage boys and one man have been shot and killed in a public housing complex in central Jamaica. The […]
April 16, 2015

Guam attorney general orders gay marriage licenses to go forward, but agency official refuses

By Grace Garces Bordallo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAGATNA, Guam _ Guam’s attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex marriage applications Wednesday, putting the island […]
April 16, 2015

In Jamaica, drug law amendments decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana come into effect

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Drug law amendments that partially decriminalize small amounts of pot and pave the way for a lawful […]
April 15, 2015

City of Chicago offers $5.5 million reparations package to victims of police torture

By Don Babwin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ Victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge would share $5.5 million, receive an apology […]
April 15, 2015

Police: Residents of Cayman Islands find nearly 2 dozen packages of cocaine washed up on beach

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands _ Police say nearly two dozen packages of cocaine have washed up on a beach in the Cayman Islands. The Royal Cayman […]