September 13, 2014

Guyana officials warn of increase in chikungunya cases

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ Officials in the South American country of Guyana say they are stepping up efforts to fight the spread of the chikungunya virus amid […]
September 13, 2014

Rastafarians prepare to light up without fear as Jamaica advances pot decriminalization plans

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives […]
September 13, 2014

Edwidge Danticat, Gary Victor highlight Haitian Caribbean Book Fair in Miami’s Little Haiti

MIAMI _ A book fair in Miami’s Little Haiti neighbourhood is showcasing Haitian culture and literature. The Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair opens Saturday evening at the Little […]
September 12, 2014

Dominican Republic officials seek DEA’s help in searching for small jet that went missing

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ The Dominican Republic has asked the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for help in tracking down a small jet that never reached […]
September 10, 2014

Independent investigative commission charges police officer in southwest Jamaica with murder

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican agency that investigates abuse allegations against the island’s security forces says a police officer has been arrested and charged with murder. […]
September 10, 2014

Haiti receives 6 million kits to treat mosquito borne virus through US based Direct Relief

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haiti has received millions of kits to treat the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya amid a rainy season expected to result in a […]
September 10, 2014

Haiti prison outbreak forces security overhaul of overcrowded, chaotic system

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti _ Sudden gunfire rattled the morning routine outside the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison and soon inmates, many barefoot and […]
September 10, 2014

Rosa Parks’ archive lent to Library of Congress by son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett

By Brett Zongker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Hundreds of items from civil rights icon Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a New […]
September 9, 2014


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) _ Authorities in Indiana are ditching the fight against ditch weed. That’s the wild pot that grows in many parts of the […]
September 9, 2014


PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The City of Brotherly Love is showing a little love for pot offenders. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is giving the nod to a […]
September 9, 2014

Ray Rice released by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the N-F-L

Ray Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens yesterday and suspended indefinitely by the N-F-L after a video was released showing the star running back hitting […]
September 9, 2014

Gerald Wilson, jazz musician who arranged for Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles, dies at 96

By Derrik J. Lang THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Gerald Wilson, the dynamic jazz big band leader, composer and arranger whose career spanned more than […]