January 30, 2015

Venezuela confirms it shot down aircraft near Aruba, saying it was suspected drug smuggler

By Jorge Rueda THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CARACAS, Venezuela _ Venezuela’s military confirmed on Friday that it shot down over the Caribbean Sea a small civilian plane […]
January 30, 2015

Jamaica’s Senate starts debate on decriminalization bill to pave way for medical marijuana

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica‘s Senate on Friday started debating a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot […]
January 30, 2015

South Africa: “Prime Evil,” leader of apartheid state death squad, Eugene de Kock gets parole

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert […]
January 30, 2015

US Coast Guard searches off Puerto Rico after reports that migrants fell off vessel

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ A report that migrants may have fallen off an overloaded boat off the northern coast of Puerto Rico has prompted a […]
January 29, 2015

Jamaica authorities prepare 1st extradition to US involving suspect in island’s lottery scams

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican authorities are preparing to extradite a fraud suspect to the U.S. to face charges of allegedly participating in a lottery scam that […]
January 29, 2015

Jamaica labourer charged with slaying retired New Jersey teacher who owned home on island

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican man has been arrested and charged with killing a retired New Jersey teacher who had a second home on the Caribbean […]
January 29, 2015

CRTC to allow U.S. ad broadcasts during Super Bowl starting in 2017

By Stephanie Levitz THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Coming soon to a Canadian TV near you: American ads during the Super Bowl. The iconic U.S. pitches, […]
January 28, 2015

Official: Jamaica saw big drop in crime last year, including 16 per cent reduction in slayings

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica saw double-digit decreases in every crime category last year, including a 16 per cent drop in […]
January 28, 2015

Michelle Obama visit to Saudi Arabia illustrates different rules for Saudi, Western women

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia _ For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi […]
January 27, 2015

UN council ends 3 day visit to Haiti, urging inclusive governance and roadmap for elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Visiting members of the U.N. Security Council on Sunday called for Haiti to organize credible elections as soon as possible and for the […]
January 26, 2015

Small drone crashes at White House complex, Secret Service looking for suspects and motive

By Nedra Pickler And Josh Lederman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn […]
January 23, 2015

US seeks extradition of fraudster financier after release from Turks & Caicos prison

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican financier convicted of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked $220 million from thousands of investors […]