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 […]
February 9, 2015

Ex Jamaica PM Bruce Golding testifies before fact finding panel examining bloody 2010 raid

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding is testifying before a fact-finding commission examining a 2010 raid by security forces that killed some 76 […]
February 8, 2015

Protesters march in Haiti capital to demand lower gasoline prices, call for president’s ouster

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ At least 6,000 protesters marched through Haiti‘s capital Saturday to demand lower gas prices and the ouster of President Michel Martelly. The protest […]
February 7, 2015

UAE sends F 16 jet fighters to Jordan; official says UAE to resume Islamic State group attacks

By Karin Laub THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMMAN, Jordan _ The United Arab Emirates said Saturday it ordered a squadron of F-16 fighters to Jordan, which an […]
February 7, 2015

War memorial separates list of fallen soldiers by race, dividing a South Carolina city

By Jeffrey Collins THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GREENWOOD, S.C. _ Along Main Street in a small South Carolina city, there is war memorial honouring fallen World War […]
February 6, 2015

Mass robberies on Rio de Janeiro’s beaches worry bathers, threaten social inclusion on sands

By Jenny Barchfield THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE JANEIRO _ Bianca D’Aquino adjusts her parasol to block the blazing sun and settles into her beach chair, […]
February 6, 2015

Jamaica agency that probes allegations against police says 53 officers face murder charges

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican agency that probes abuse allegations against the island’s security forces says 53 police officers are charged with murder. The Independent Commission […]