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4 hrs ago | CPJ Press Freedom Online

Television anchor shot dead outside his home in Honduras

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of broadcast journalist Nery Francisco Soto Torres in Honduras on Thursday and calls on authorities to launch a full investigation, determine the motive, and bring those responsible to justice.


Related Topix: Honduras, World News,

Cristiano Ronaldo Ice Bucket Challenge (Funny Version) #IceBucketChallenge

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

8 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

Choosing your new best friend

Is it their adorable eyes; cuddly fur coat or the way they wag their tails that convinces you to say to yourself, "Yes I will take you home."


Related Topix: Trinidad and Tobago, World News

12 hrs ago | AkiPress

17:22 Ruling party of Sudan ready to sign cooperation agreement with...

The National Congress Party of Sudan expressed its willingness to sign a cooperation agreement with the People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan, which is chaired by President Emomali Rahmon.


Related Topix: Puerto Rico, World News, Emomali Rahmon

16 hrs ago | ESPN

Mets' Colon misses start due to mother's death

Colon was traveling to the Dominican Republic to be with his gravely ill mother, who died Monday at the age of 63 in a private clinic in the northern town of Santiago.


Related Topix: World News, Dominican Republic, Omaha, NE

20 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

No charge against deaf/mute in Mario Deane death

The deaf/mute prisoner who is alleged to have participated in the beating death of Mario Deane is yet to be charged, the Jamaica Observer has learned.


Related Topix: Jamaica, World News,

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Marqui Ducarme is aided by his wife after catching chikungunya virus at his home in Port-au-Prince, May 23. Chikungunya swept through Haiti this spring, infecting more than 40,000 people.


Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

The Washington Post

Honduras takes 42 properties for alleged drug ties

Honduran authorities say they have seized 42 properties that belong to an alleged drug-trafficking family with links to Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel.


Related Topix: Drugs, Honduras, World News

St. Petersburg Times

20 years ago, 35,000 'balseros' fled Castro's Cuba on anything that would float

Editor's note: Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago recalls the stories of Cuban refugees she met two decades ago in the Guantnamo camps and how they carved out new lives in America.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Cuba, AL, Immigration Reform, Journalism, US Military, US Navy,

Babalu Blog

Discredited AP story leads Castro propaganda machine in Cuba to suffer another self-inflicted wound

In yet another indicator of the slow, inevitable decline of the Castro regime's once-vaunted propaganda machine, CubaSi reported that Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, condemned the United States because the " Associated Press revealed this week details of a program of the U.S. Agency for International Development that used ... (more)


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, South America, Travel, Paraguay Travel, Paraguay, US News, Conservative Political News

Jacksonville Daily News

Emerald Isle woman to appear on TV show

Emerald Isle resident Georgia Leon Ricks got the vacation of a lifetime when she was selected to appear on a reality television show.


Related Topix: Emerald Isle, NC, World News, British Virgin Islands, Morehead City, NC

Graham Leader

Cuban photographer: Do you recognize this girl?

In the photo, a girl crouches on a wooden raft, surrounded by solemn men. Her large brown eyes stare intently at the camera.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Cuba, AL, Cameras,

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Jamaica Observer

T T 2.0 - Columns

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.


Related Topix: Trinidad and Tobago, World News

Caribbean News Now!

Former Turks and Caicos premier's mansion up for sale

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: Turks and Caicos Islands, World News, Home Listing, Home

San Francisco Bay View

Stop the attacks on former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the Lavalas Movement

On Aug. 13, the Haitian government summoned former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to court on corruption charges.


Related Topix: Haiti, World News

Jamaica Observer

Scholarship help, but...

PROFIT organisation based in Connecticut, USA, has for the past five years been assisting needy Jamaican high school students who are faced with economic hardships.


Related Topix: Jamaica, World News, Education Etc.


Postcard from Managua

Whenever I travel, I try to make mental observations about the development of other cities and towns that might be interesting or relevant to readers here in Philadelphia.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Philadelphia, PA, Temple University, Natural Disasters

Jamaica Observer

Flourishing Jamaican literature

At the recent 37th Annual Convention of the National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organisations , Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States of America Stephen Vasciannie offered the following comments on developments in Jamaican literature in his keynote address: ... As part of our 52nd Independence activities, the Jamaican Embassy will ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, United States of America Travel, Arts, Poetry, California

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

Who's A Citizen? The Question Dividing The Island Of Hispaniola

Anderson Desir, 9, shares a dream with many boys his age in the Dominican Republic: He wants to grow up and play baseball in la liga grande , otherwise known as American Major League Baseball.


Related Topix: Dominican Republic Travel, World News, Dominican Republic, Caribbean Travel, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic Travel, Immigration Reform

BBC News

A country where toilet paper is rarer than partridge

Years after the collapse of the USSR, Cuba remains a bastion of communism, central planning... and shortages of basic goods.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Travel, Russia Travel, Europe Travel, Moscow, Russia Travel

81 babies evacuated after hospital fire

A FIRE at a hospital in the Dominican Republic has prompted the evacuation of a neonatal intensive care unit housing more than 80 babies.


Related Topix: Dominican Republic, World News