October 22, 2014

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai honoured with Liberty Medal for her work to educate girls

By Kathy Matheson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA _ A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls’ education brought her passion […]
October 21, 2014

Obama turns to black radio to plead for midterm votes even as candidates shun him

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for votes in the Nov. 4 election. […]
October 21, 2014

Obama casts his ballot early in Chicago, calls voting most important responsibility as citizen

By Josh Lederman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections. Obama voted Monday at a […]
October 21, 2014

Designer Oscar de la Renta, beloved by first ladies, socialites and starlets, dead at 82

By Shelley Acoca And Jocelyn Noveck THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in […]
October 21, 2014

Rights group: LGBT Jamaicans are targets of unchecked violence, discrimination

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently […]
October 17, 2014

Obama names Ebola ‘czar’ to run widening US response to the disease as criticism mounts

By Jim Kuhnhenn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation’s Ebola response as efforts […]
October 17, 2014

Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad latest to impose bans on travellers from Africa nations hit by Ebola

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday became the latest countries in the Western Hemisphere to […]
October 17, 2014

Cabot Prize goes to 6 journalists for their work in reporting on Latin America and Caribbean

NEW YORK _ Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism honoured six journalists Wednesday night for excellence in reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean. One of […]
October 17, 2014

In Caribbean, efforts increase to banish deeply rooted prejudices against disabled citizens

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Claudia Gordon abruptly went deaf as a child in rural Jamaica, and lost much more than her […]
October 16, 2014

Venezuela, New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola elected to join UN Security Council; 1 seat remains

Venezuela, New Zealand, Angola and Malaysia have been elected to coveted seats on the United Nations Security Council, while voting continued to determine whether Turkey or […]
October 16, 2014

Bermuda braces as Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo barrels toward it

By Josh Ball And Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAMILTON, Bermuda _ People on the tiny British territory of Bermuda rushed Thursday to batten down for […]
October 16, 2014

St. Lucia, then Colombia bar entry to travellers from Ebola stricken nations in West Africa

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ The leader of the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia issued an order Wednesday to immediately bar […]