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2 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

A business leader with a heart, says prime minister - Business

PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday expressed 'deep sadness' at the passing of Jamaican-born Canadian business leader and philanthropist G Raymond Chang.


Related Topix: Jamaica, World News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Washington Post

Rosario Murillo: Nicaragua's 'first comrade'

In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby blue colors favored by the country's first lady, "la companera" Rosario Murillo.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Daniel Ortega,

The Washington Post

Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

A former Venezuelan general detained in Aruba on U.S. drug charges was released by the Dutch Caribbean island and sent home Sunday night, authorities said.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Aruba, Drugs, Venezuela,

National Public Radio

'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands

Tiphanie Yanique is also the author of the short story collection How To Escape From A Leper Colony and a picture book called I Am the Virgin Islands.


Related Topix: Virgin Islands, World News

Will enforcement stop the flow of Central American migrants?

Her slender wrists still red from the handcuffs, she stepped off the airplane on the 36th day of her journey, back where she began.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Honduras, World News, Central America Travel, Travel, Honduras Travel,

Sydney Morning Herald

Caymans court blasts former BHP chief

Former BHP Billiton chief executive Brian Gilbertson has been blasted by a Cayman Islands judge for pursuing a years-long legal ''vendetta'' and ''feud'' against Russia's third-richest man, Viktor Vekselberg, over shares in a mining company and the fabled Faberge jewellery brand name.


Related Topix: Cayman Islands, World News

The Very Existence Of The Bahamas Shows That Iron Fertilisation Of...

One of the whackier proposals to aid us in dealing with climate change is the idea that we should dump iron into the oceans.


Related Topix: The Bahamas, World News

Jamaica Observer

Cavelle Johnston: lead attorney

She's the lead attorney in the Civil Litigation Department at Townsend, Whyte and Porter; chair of the membership committee for the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston; head of the hospitality ministry at her church; and she draws well.


Related Topix: New Kingston, NY, Journalism, Lee University, Washington & Lee University, World News, Jamaica

Jamaica Observer

Passing IMF tests necessary, but not sufficient

TO say that the details of Dr Pauline McKenzie's letter to the Daily Observer last Tuesday are frightening is an understatement.


Related Topix: Jamaica, World News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Free Republic

Gangs, guns and Judas Priest: the secret history of a US-inflicted border crisis

Visiting El Salvador over the past year, it was hard not to think the country's number-one job is standing around outside with a gun.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Heavy-Metal, Judas Priest, World News, Brazil, El Salvador

The Baltimore Sun

Part of surge across U.S. border, girl travels from Guatemala to Maryland

Surrounded by strangers in a dusty border town just south of the United States, 17-year-old Hilda Lopez bowed her head to pray - a rare moment of peace in a journey that had allowed little time for reflection.


Related Topix: Guatemala, World News

Minister: Flights between Aruba, Venezuela resume

ORANJESTAD, Aruba Flights between Venezuela and Aruba resumed Saturday, ending a brief suspension by the South American country to protest the arrest of its designated counsel to the island territory, the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever detained on a U.S. warrant.


Related Topix: Aruba, World News, Netherlands, Europe, Drugs

Obama to Central American Presidents: Illegal Immigrants Will Get 'Fair Deal'

During a Friday meeting, President Barack Obama assured the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala that illegal immigrant juveniles from their countries will get a "fair deal" in America's courts.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, World News, El Salvador, Prison

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Skip Oliva on Endless Delays as Reason to Abolish the Death Penalty

Judge Carney acknowledged "courts had thus far generally not accepted the theory that extraordinary delay between sentencing and execution violates the Eighth Amendment," which prohibits "cruel and unusual" punishment.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago, Prison

Medical News

Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Health approves hepatitis C drug telaprevir

The Chemistry, Food & Drugs Division of the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Health approved the introduction of Telaprevir to the market, an innovative therapy that significantly increases the cure rate from Hepatitis C , and it is indicated for patients infected with the genotype 1 virus .


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Liver Cancer

WATE-TV Knoxville

Aruba to hold Venezuela official seeks immunity

A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.


Related Topix: World News, Aruba, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Miami Dade County, FL

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Straits Times

Halle Berry lends star power to fight hunger in Nicaragua

Cast member Halle Berry of the CBS science fiction television series "Extant," waves at media during the premiere of the series at the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on June 16, 2014.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Monster's Ball, Celebrities, Halle Berry, Nicaragua, World News, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

Hispanically Speaking

Endangered Sea Turtle Rescued from Poachers in Costa Rica

Police rescued a leatherback sea turtle from the vehicle of poachers who planned to sell the animal for its meat, Costa Rica's Security Ministry said.


Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News

WTEN-TV Albany

Aruba to hold Venezuelan official seeking immunity

A federal judge has dismissed a Wyoming man's lawsuit claiming a group secretly found the missing airplane of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue to raise... A federal judge on Friday dismissed a Wyoming man's claims that an aircraft recovery group secretly found wreckage of aviation pioneer ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Aruba, Lottery, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wichita, KS

The Star Press

Steep drop in illegal border crossings by youths

In this Saturday, July 19, 2014 photo, deportee Elsa Ramirez, 27, walks with her children Sandra, 8, Cesar Ramos, 5, and her brother Elvin Ramirez to a nearby church in Tocoa, Honduras.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Honduras, World News, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Rick Perry, US Governors