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2 hrs ago | WWLP

Officials: Woman from Mass. killed by bandits in Haiti

U.S. officials say an American citizen of Haitian descent was killed by armed robbers shortly after arriving in her Caribbean homeland to visit relatives.


Related Topix: Haiti, World News

2 hrs ago |

Wanted Man Columbus Short In Barbados For Annual Festival

Troubled actor Columbus Short appears to have skipped a court date in Los Angeles on Wednesday to party at a festival in the Caribbean.


Related Topix: Barbados, World News, Columbus Short

6 hrs ago | Billboard

Chronixx Tops Reggae Album Chart Following 'Tonight Show' & Central Park Performances

Two recent high-profile performances in New York City by Jamaica's most talked about reggae artist, Chronixx, have resulted in a sales surge and significant international career boost for the 21-year-old Rastafarian sing-jay.


Related Topix: World News, Jamaica

10 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

Why July 25 Is a Tragic Date in Puerto Rican History

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Related Topix: Rico, CO, World News, Puerto Rico

14 hrs ago | Advocate

Go Underground With Jamaica's 'Gully Queens'

Not a sewer, Shoemaker Gully is a storm drain that in addition to catching water from Kingston's streets, serves as home and hearth for the Jamaican capital's forsaken LGBT youth.


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

19 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Foska Oats latest product a big hit

MOTORISTS travelling through New Kingston yesterday received an early morning treat as Caribbean Premier League T20 sponsors Foska Oats stepped up promotions for their newest product.


Related Topix: Jamaica, World News

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

El Salvador detains Spanish priest for smuggling cell phones into jail

El Salvadoran police on Wednesday detained a Spanish priest known for supporting a fragile gang truce over allegations he smuggled cell phones into jail, police said.


Related Topix: World News, El Salvador

From Guatemala to Maryland: One girla s journey

Since leaving Guatemala three weeks earlier, she had entered Mexico on foot, traveled day and night in a truck crammed with dozens of people and slept outside, huddling next to flea-infested cows for warmth.


Related Topix: Guatemala, World News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Ma'an News Agency

UN Chief: Israeli attack on Gaza school 'unjustifiable'

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned an Israeli strike on a Gaza school that killed 16 people as "unjustifiable" Wednesday, calling for those responsible to be held to account.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Costa Rica

Fox News

Airlines try to upsell seats

Seating families together on a plane may seem like a no-brainer, but who says airlines are thinking all the time? Parents who have never flown with kids are often astonished to discover that U.S. airlines do not automatically seat them next to their young children.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Travel, Dominican Republic Travel, World News, Dominican Republic, Caribbean Travel, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jerrold Nadler

Denver Post

Autism fundraiser at Post Brewing Co. in Lafayette

The Post Brewing Co. in Lafayette, above, will host Jack's Block Party Aug. 3 to benefit the Autism Society of Boulder County.


Related Topix: Lafayette, CO, Boulder County, CO, Events, World News, Virgin Islands, Steamboat Springs, CO

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Albany students uncover gems in Haiti slum

Driving into Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince's most impoverished slum, population somewhere between 200,000 and 400,000, you pass a canal bed of putrid water, garbage and human waste; scavengers comb the rocky banks for whatever might be useful or worth selling.


Related Topix: Haiti, Travel, World News, Haiti Travel, Caribbean Travel, Albany, CA, Saint Mary's College, Home Gardening, Home

Trinadad Express

Struggling for equality

Everyone believes in fighting for their rights and getting what they deserve. "Equality" is a word that ought to be in our vocabulary and Dr Asha Kambon looks forward to the day when the people of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean can view themselves as equals.


Related Topix: Travel, Trinidad and Tobago Travel, Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Caribbean Travel, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Queens College, City University of New York

WJZW-FM Washington

Heart Extends U.S. Tour Itinerary into November

Heart currently is playing a run of late-summer U.S. concert in the Midwest and Northeast that winds down on August 13 in Kettering, Ohio, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have extended their 2014 itinerary well into the fall.


Related Topix: Kettering, OH, World News, The Bahamas

Christian Science Monitor

Out of the fog: how a startup harvests water from thin air

Jeremy Blair and Michael Thomas watch as their net accumulates water from the dense fog on La SoufriA re, a mountain in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean.


Related Topix: World News, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saratoga News

Summer camp disparities widen achievement gap

Omar Ramirez, 14, Roberto Cordero, 14, and Tyler Calderon, 13, left to right, make a class presentation during the Catalyst summer program at Mountain View High School in Mountain View, Calif.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Family, Kids, Costa Rica, World News, Evergreen (San Jose, CA), San Jose, CA

USA Today

American Airlines to add second destination in Haiti

American Airlines is set to add a second destination in the Caribbean nation of Haiti.


Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Boeing 737, Autos

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Honduras raids mayor's homes, finds fancy trucks, peacocks

Honduran police and soldiers raided the homes of a ruling-party mayor suspected of links to drug traffickers, uncovering a collection of luxury vehicles and more than 250 exotic birds, a prosecutor's office spokesman said on Monday.


Related Topix: Honduras, World News, Drugs,

Dominican officials destroy 2,000 seized guns

The Dominican Republic's attorney general, Francisco Dominguez, and other officials gathered in the capital of Santo Domingo to watch a steamroller destroy the haul of guns seized by police over the years.


Related Topix: Dominican Republic, World News

Bendigo Advertiser

Caitlin Thwaites rarely misses shot as Australia wins netball clash

BENDIGO'S Caitlin Thwaites missed just two attempts as Australia scored a 35-point victory in Monday night's netball match against Trinidad and Tobago at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


Related Topix: Trinidad and Tobago, World News