September 23, 2014

Jamaica to plant 5,000 breadfruit trees at schools to help boost feeding program for students

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Roughly 5,000 breadfruit trees are expected to be planted on school properties across Jamaica to help fight hunger and boost feeding programs for […]
September 20, 2014

In 2nd breakout in recent weeks, 5 inmates get out of Haitian prison; 2 recaptured

By Evens Sanon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Five inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti early Saturday, the country’s second jail breakout reported in […]
September 20, 2014

Caribbean health expert raises concerns about decriminalizing marijuana

CHARLOTTE AMALIE _ The director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency urged leaders in the region to proceed with caution as the debate about decriminalizing marijuana […]
September 20, 2014

Turks and Caicos officials detain 57 Haitian migrants aboard boat

The government of the Turks and Caicos Islands says it has detained 57 Haitian migrants whose boat was intercepted in the waters off the British Caribbean […]
September 20, 2014

A portion of White House evacuated after person jumps fence at the executive mansion

By Josh Lederman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped over the fence and ran toward […]
September 19, 2014

Dominican Republic says mosquito borne virus sickens nearly 500,000, including 109 infants

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ The mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya has sickened nearly 500,000 people in the Dominican Republic, including 109 newborn babies, an official […]
September 19, 2014

Venezuela president attacks CNN, other foreign media, accusing them of stirring epidemic fears

By Jorge Rueda THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CARACAS, Venezuela _ President Nicolas Maduro accused CNN and other international media on Thursday of conspiring against his government by […]
September 19, 2014

Uganda’s long serving president fires prime minister, a former ally turned rival for power

By Rodney Muhumuza THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KAMPALA, Uganda _ Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek […]
September 19, 2014

Jamaica signs 3 power purchase agreements to boost generating capacity from wind, solar energy

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Sun-splashed Jamaica is positioning itself to nearly double the amount of electricity it generates from renewable sources. Three renewable power companies on Thursday […]
September 18, 2014

Caribbean trade bloc urges region to prepare for possible Ebola cases

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ A Caribbean trade bloc is urging governments to establish isolation facilities and take other preventive measures in case the Ebola virus reaches the […]
September 18, 2014

Bahamas imposes new immigration limits and considers additional measures aimed at Haitians

NASSAU, Bahamas _ The Bahamas’ government announced a measure Wednesday aimed at making it harder for migrants to work in the island chain and said it […]
September 17, 2014

Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti Ebola aid spurs world into further action

By Jonathan Paye-Layleh THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONROVIA, Liberia _ Liberia’s president called Wednesday on the world to do more to end a spiraling Ebola outbreak, saying […]