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2 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Dominican gov't slow to issue permits to...

In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, people line up to apply for Haitian identity cards at an office recently opened in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


Related Topix: Dominican Republic, World News

3 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida

Officials say a veteran Jamaican lawmaker who served as the island's agriculture and fisheries minister has died in Florida where he traveled to receive treatment for a back condition.


Related Topix: Jamaica, World News

5 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Like American Idol, But With Songs About Haiti's Child Slaves

Frantzita Dede, who's 19, sings "Let's Help Them" - the child slaves of Haiti. Frederic Dupoux for NPR hide caption Tamarre Joseph, escorted from the stage after her performance, had the crowd on its feet, chanting her refrain: "We will be a country without restaveks."


Related Topix: Haiti, World News

9 hrs ago | This Is North Devon

Hurricane could bring warm weather across the Atlantic

The Bahamas are currently being battered by the storm but Hurricane Cristobal is expected to cross the Atlantic at the end of the week.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, World News, The Bahamas, Tornado, Hurricane Cristobal

14 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Coffee in the CITY

Home to the much sought-after Blue Mountain coffee - a premium commodity fetching top-price among caffeine connoisseurs across the globe - it's appropriate really, that The Rock's capital city is dotted with a potpourri of coffee shops for those looking to indulge their coffee fix.


Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Supplement, World News, Jamaica, Life, Food, Dining

18 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Migration outlier: How Nicaragua escaped neighbors' deadly spiral

Victor Toruno was just 12 when he ran away from an abusive father to join a local street gang in Nicaragua, graduating from thief to drug dealer.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Prison, Honduras, Immigration Reform

Wed Aug 27, 2014

New York Daily News

Mas bands honor Mandela

Almost a quarter of a century after his triumphant first visit to the city and nine months after his passing, South Africa's Nelson Mandela will be saluted at New York's Caribbean carnival on Labor Day.


Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, World News, South Africa, Africa, Trinidad and Tobago

Nude Weddings - A Christian's Perspective Courtesy of the Universal Life Church

Universal Life Church World Headquarters1825 NW Corporate Blvd, Suite 110Boca Raton, FL.


Related Topix: Wedding, Raton, NM, World News, Jamaica

The Washington Post

Polish diplomat raises extradition for Vatican official accused of sex abuse

Poland's ambassador to the Holy See has forcefully condemned the alleged sexual abuse of children by a Polish-born former archbishop and Vatican diplomat, and said Warsaw is considering a fresh request to extradite Jozef Wesolowski to face trial in his homeland.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Poland, Dominican Republic, Roman Catholic Church, Religion,

JD Supra

Accidents Outside Ontario - Where Do You Still Qualify for Accident Benefits?

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario decision by Arbitrator Osundi in Jama and Aviva Canada Inc. is the most recent decision considering the territorial limits of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule .


Related Topix: Virgin Islands, World News

Cybercast News Service

Alarm as Nicaragua starts canal route survey

Teams of assessors accompanied by soldiers and police have begun surveying properties along the route of Nicaragua's planned interoceanic canal, taking quick steps toward the start of a vast project the country has dreamed of for more than a century.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News

St.Petersburg Times

Reminiscing in Cuba's Retro-Soviet Cafe

There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Vladimir Putin

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Haitian leaders' bold vision goes beyond October election

For the first time in two centuries, Haiti has leadership that is taking a businesslike approach to running the country, with President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe encouraging the government's ministers and secretaries to act as executives in the service of Haiti's 10 million shareholders.


Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Travel, Haiti Travel, Caribbean Travel, Opinion

Caribbean News Now!

Air service restored to Turks and Caicos as flood recovery efforts start

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .


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

Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Hunter D. Hoffmann

Hunter D. Hoffmann has been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Nicaragua Managua South Mission.


Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, Nicaragua, World News,

Windsor Beacon

Voices: In Cuba, entrepreneurial spirits sparkle

Are the economic changes instituted in recent years by President Raul Castro working? Can the dissident movement ever gain enough traction to overthrow the Communist government? Just how good is its acclaimed but flawed health care system? But when looking to the future of the island a?? a post-Castro period that is often contemplated by American ... (more)


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Raul Castro, Fidel Castro, us Travel, Travel,

Hispanically Speaking

Over 3,000 Dominicans Displaced by Heavy Rains and Flooding

At least 3,603 people have been displaced, 606 homes damaged or destroyed and 23 communities cut off as a result of intense rains over the past two days in the Dominican Republic, emergency authorities said Sunday.


Related Topix: World News, Dominican Republic,

Young Castro fan meets his idol

Eight-year-old Marlon Mendez, an admirer of Cuba's former president Fidel Castro, holds a picture of him and Castro, in San Antonio de los Banos, outside Havana City.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Fidel Castro,

The Baltimore Sun

Former papal diplomat could face trial in Dominican Republic: Vatican

A former Polish archbishop and papal diplomat who was defrocked after allegations of paying children for sexual acts has lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried in the Dominican Republic, the Vatican said.


Related Topix: Dominican Republic, World News

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Rape suspects burned alive by mob

A MISSOURI woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband and throwing his body down an abandoned mine shaft, where it remained for nearly 40 years.


Related Topix: Guatemala, World News,