August 28, 2014

Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida after experiencing chest pains at Miami airport

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Officials say a veteran Jamaican lawmaker who served as the island’s agriculture and fisheries minister has died in Florida where he travelled to […]
August 28, 2014

Alexia Terrelonge wins Miss Teen Portmore

Alexia Terrelonge won the 2014 Miss Teen Portmore Scholarship Pageant with a stellar performance at Sunday’s coronation show, held on the roof of Portmore Pines Plaza, […]
August 28, 2014

Dominican Republic lawmakers back park in area where Canadian company seeks to mine

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Lawmakers in the Dominican Republic have approved a plan to create a national park in an area where a Canadian company […]
August 28, 2014

Deadly shooting of US instructor by 9 year old girl stirs debate over children and guns

PHOENIX _ The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has intensified a debate over youngsters and guns, with […]
August 27, 2014

Colin Powell, Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos join ‘American Graduate Day 2014’ program

LOS ANGELES _ Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos are among the celebrities joining a public media effort to boost school graduation rates. The Corporation for […]
August 27, 2014

Lawyer to lead New York protest for Jamaica man who died after beating in island lockup

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ An attorney for relatives of a Jamaican man who died after a beating in a lockup earlier this month will lead a protest […]
August 27, 2014

Ferguson shooting protests move to St. Louis as demonstrators seek broader police reforms

ST. LOUIS _ Protests over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in suburban St. Louis migrated to the city Tuesday as demonstrators pressed for […]
August 27, 2014

William Greaves, award winning co host of “Black Journal” and prolific filmmaker, dead at 87

By Hillel Italie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a […]
August 26, 2014

Jamaica authorities find large haul of cocaine in shipping container destined for China

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican authorities said Monday they have seized a large haul of cocaine hidden in a shipping container at the capital’s seaport. The Jamaican […]
August 26, 2014

Hurricane Cristobal gradually gains strength, heads over ocean toward Bermuda

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Hurricane Cristobal hurled heavy rains across Atlantic and Caribbean islands on Tuesday as it headed […]
August 26, 2014

Mourners fill huge church for Michael Brown’s funeral, urge black Americans to take action

ST. LOUIS _ Mourners gathered to remember Michael Brown in an emotional service that consecrated the killing of the black 18-year-old by a white police officer […]
August 24, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama is sending three White House aides to the funeral of Michael Brown

The Associated press is reporting that U.S. President Barack Obama will be sending three White House aides to the funeral of Michael Brown, the black man whose fatal shooting […]