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28 min ago | Evening Sun

Nicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners

Nicaragua's government says it has called off a search for at least four missing miners because cave-ins made the effort too dangerous to continue, and hopes have faded that anyone could be found alive after five days.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, State College, PA

3 hrs ago | Caribbean News Now!

Four additional cases of chikungunya confirmed in Jamaica

By Stephanie Shaw Smith KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The ministry of health in jamaica has confirmed four additional cases of chikungunya, bringing the total number of confirmed cases for the country to 21. Of this number, 18 are from local transmission, two imported and one considered cryptic due the uncertainty of whether the virus was contracted while ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Travel, Jamaica Travel, Caribbean Travel,

7 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

On dissent and Diaspora

TO hear the voices in media last week opining on the perceived snub of Jamaican-born Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Wilfred Rattigan for the post of police commissioner, one could be confused into thinking that the Jamaican Diaspora is a well-organised homogenous group with elected representatives speaking in one voice.


Related Topix: Jamaica, World News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News

10 hrs ago |

Haiti's Hopital Albert Schweitzer strives to be an 'engine of care'

Walking down the narrow dirt road, Marie Roline Castor makes her way past the busy, crowded market.


Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Medicine, Nutrition, Nursing

Mon Sep 01, 2014


U.S. lawyer joins legal team for Jamaican killed in police custody

A U.S. civil rights lawyer said Monday that she is volunteering her time to help represent relatives of a slain Jamaican man whose death in custody has amplified distrust of the Caribbean country's police force among many islanders.


Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Ferguson, MO


Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, TV, Electronics, us Travel, Travel

The New Zealand Herald

Parts of Turks and Caicos still flooded from storm

Property owners and at least one school on the main island of the Turks and Caicos Islands are still coping with flood waters more than a week after being hit by a tropical storm.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Turks and Caicos Islands, World News, Weather

Wisconsin Gazette

Jamaican activist ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law

A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said over the weekend.


Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Activism, Gay/Lesbian

Christian Science Monitor

Why are Nicaraguan youths staying put while neighbors migrate north?

Police officers stand near three boys and a mural of revolutionary leader Augusto Cesar Sandino, on a street in Managua Aug. 27, 2014.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Prison, Daniel Ortega


I wish I'd loved my dog more: Teenage nostalgia, first loves, and pining for the wrong past

I often want to relive the past, knowing what I do now. But the person who should live smarter is me right now I wish I had appreciated it more isn't the kind of self-criticism that can be reverse-engineered into actionable advice.


Related Topix: Honduras, World News, Medicine

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Trinadad Express

Panday, Manning deserve award

While neither of the former prime ministers who were nominated this year accepted the highest national award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago , Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar believes they are both "very deserving" of the honour.


Related Topix: Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Patrick Manning

The Tribune

Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, TV, Electronics, us Travel, Travel

Atlanta's Xernona Clayton celebrates birthday in Bahamas

Xernona Clayton with George Weech, former Member of Parliament for Bimini and the Berry Islands and Consul General to Atlanta, Randy E. Rolle during her birthday celebrations in The Bahamas.


Related Topix: The Bahamas, World News

The Sweet Science

Boxing Odds - " Gonzalez vs. Yaegashi for WBC Flyweight Title September 5

Akira Yaegashi finds himself in the unusual position of having come off a total of four consecutive wins for the WBC flyweight title and yet will enter his fourth bout in defense of that title as an underdog.


Related Topix: World News, Japan, Nicaragua, Sports, Boxing, More Sports


Drought leaves up to 2.81 mln hungry in Central America -U.N.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, World News

Jamaica Observer

Disrespect, class bias cited in Mario Deane's death

For Raymond Pryce, the shocking death of 31-year-old Mario Deane after he was beaten in a St James lock-up reflected the disregard by some police personnel for ordinary people as well as the need to decriminalise ganja.


Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, West Manchester, OH,

Sat Aug 30, 2014


Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News,

Valley News Live

An Acre of Corn Helps More Than You Think

A farmer and pastor near Arthur, North Dakota teamed up and invite you to come pick your fill of sweet corn and donate to several worthy causes.


Related Topix: Arthur, ND, Cass County, ND, Nicaragua, World News


UPDATE 1-22 miners rescued from Nicaragua gold mine after landslide

Rescue workers have freed 22 miners who were trapped in a gold mine after a landslide in northern Nicaragua, and the government on Saturday vowed to continue search efforts for several workers that remained stuck underground.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Daniel Ortega

President greets Trinidad and Tobago on national day

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday greeted the people of Trinidad and Tobago on their national day which will be celebrated Sunday.


Related Topix: Trinidad and Tobago, World News