February 18, 2015

At least 16 killed in Haiti after Carnival float hits low-hanging power line, officials say

By Evens Sanon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ At least 16 people were killed early Tuesday in the Haitian capital after a man on top […]
February 18, 2015

Liberia president to visit US, meet with lawmakers; it’s her first visit since Ebola outbreak

WASHINGTON _ The president of Liberia will visit the United States later this month, her first trip to the country since the Ebola outbreak in West […]
February 18, 2015

New relaxed mood in Communist Cuba amid economic changes, better relations with US

By Anita Snow THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ Rolling toward customs with a 60-pound suitcase filled with clothing and electronics for friends, my stomach clenched when […]
February 17, 2015

Opposition alliance emerges as winner in St Kitts & Nevis after tense day of vote counting

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts _ An alliance of three opposition parties won parliamentary elections in St. Kitts and Nevis, denying the former governing party and its prime […]
February 16, 2015

Jamaica police say 2 women caught smuggling cocaine after disembarking flights from Curacao

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican police say two alleged drug mules have been arrested after disembarking flights from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. In a Monday […]
February 16, 2015

In St. Kitts, Caribbean’s longest serving PM seeks 5th consecutive term in general elections

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts _ Prime Minister Denzil Douglas is seeking his fifth consecutive term leading St. Kitts and Nevis in general elections on the twin-island federation. […]
February 14, 2015

Martinique officials seize more than 1 ton of marijuana at sea

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique _ Authorities in the French Caribbean island of Martinique say they have seized more than a ton of marijuana at sea. The government said […]
February 12, 2015

Jamaica extradites first lottery scam suspect to US on charges he defrauded elderly Americans

  By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican man was extradited Thursday from the Caribbean island to Florida on charges that he […]
February 12, 2015

Caribbean’s different gender gap broadens as women rise in workforce, while men stagnate

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ When the young woman was preparing to open a business in Jamaica selling pipes, vaporizers and other […]
February 12, 2015

Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds in Nigeria, taunts victims with stories of abducted Chibok girls

By Chika Oduah THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YOLA, Nigeria _ When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the […]
February 11, 2015

South Africans mark 25 years since Nelson Mandela’s release from prison

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Nelson Mandela insisted that he wanted to walk out of prison, when then President F. W. de Klerk […]
February 9, 2015

Afghan officials say drone strike kills Islamic State group recruiter, at least 4 others

By Amir Shah THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL _ The top recruiter for the Islamic State group’s affiliate in Afghanistan was killed by a drone strike Monday […]