March 23, 2015

Jamaica: Air quality tests done amid massive fire at dump show high levels of benzene

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican health officials says air quality tests done in the wake of a massive dump fire show such high levels of a known […]
March 23, 2015

Barbados planning to replace Queen Elizabeth as titular head of state, adopt republican gov’t

By Carol Williams And David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRIDGETOWN, Barbados _ Barbados plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state and replace […]
March 23, 2015

Trinidad motorists stuck in traffic jams as police block major roads amid salary negotiations

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad _ Police in Trinidad and Tobago who are in a salary dispute with the government have blocked major roadways, paralyzing traffic in the Caribbean […]
March 23, 2015

Cuba sees tourism boom amid move for US detente, as travellers rush in ‘before the Americans’

By Andrea Rodriguez And Peter Orsi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ Bookings to Cuba jumped 57 per cent for one New York tour operator in the […]
March 22, 2015

Michelle Obama calls on Cambodian students to use education to demand more freedoms

By Jocelyn Gecker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SIEM REAP, Cambodia _ Michelle Obama urged Cambodian students to finish their education and speak up to demand greater freedoms […]
March 20, 2015

15 young filmmakers honoured by Obama at second annual White House student film festival

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama said the film festival he hosted at the White House Friday is probably the only […]
March 20, 2015

District attorney: Philadelphia police involved shooting is ‘terrible tragedy,’ not a crime

By Sean Carlin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA _ The fatal shooting of a motorist by police during an overnight traffic stop in December was a tragedy […]
March 19, 2015

Authorities seize $7M worth of cocaine off Puerto Rico’s northwest coast

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ The U.S. Coast Guard has seized an estimated $7 million worth of cocaine off Puerto Rico’s northwest coast and detained three […]
March 19, 2015

Top cop in Jamaica to send more officers onto streets to fight worrying uptick in homicides

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica‘s top cop says he will send more officers into island hot spots to combat a worrying uptick in homicides. Police Commissioner Carl […]
March 19, 2015

Judge refuses to release grand jury testimony in NYC police chokehold death of man

By Colleen Long And Tom Hays THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Testimony heard by a grand jury that declined to indict a white New York […]
March 19, 2015

Caribbean court hears activist’s challenge of anti gay laws in Belize, Trinidad and Tobago

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Caribbean court on Wednesday heard a challenge from a gay rights activist who argued that immigration […]
March 17, 2015

Jamaica policeman charged with murder after video circulates of fatal shooting at party

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican policeman has been arrested and charged with murder after a video showing a fatal police shooting was circulated on social media. […]
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