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2 min ago | Jamaica Observer

'I'm so happy for the rain'

JAMAICANS across the Kingston Metropolitan Area were more than happy for yesterday afternoon's downpour that sent quenching flows into the long-parched earth, filled empty drums and buckets, and washed away layers of dust that blanketed pretty much everything.


Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Weather

4 hrs ago | Daily Times

Honduras president sees child migrant stalemate : August 02, 2014,

TEGUCIGALPA: After meeting US President Barack Obama in Washington, Honduran President Juan Hernandez sees little hope of an immediate solution to stemming a wave of child migrants fleeing misery and violence in Central America for the United States.


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

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

South Florida firm charged in $3.5M precious metals scheme

Federal regulators filed civil charges against Southern Trust Metals and its top executive over allegations that they defrauded $3.5 million from customers in separate precious metals and commodity futures schemes.


Related Topix: World News, British Virgin Islands

12 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Deployed doctor helps in humanitarian project

Belizean health care providers Uchenna Obasi, Dr. Desmond Arzu, Matron Matilda Mark and Rosanna Herstig practice group-teaching at the Global ALSO Instructor Course, while Capt.


Related Topix: World News, Belize, Medicine, Eglin AFB, FL, US Military, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base

16 hrs ago | Babalu Blog

Black Cuban dissident slams the Congressional Black Caucus for its support of apartheid Castro regime

Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera, the head of Cuba's Rosa Parks Civil Rights Movement aimed at organizing black Cubans against the communist regime of Raul Castro, had a pointed message for the Congressional Black Caucus during a talk in Washington, D.C., this week: stop helping the white Castro oligarchy oppress black Cubans.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Raul Castro, Prison, Fidel Castro, US News, Conservative Political News

20 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the Caribbean

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph with no significant change in strength expected over the next two days.


Related Topix: World News, British Virgin Islands

21 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Our heroes, athletes demonstrate the spirit of our Emancipation

Today, we again turn our focus to the start of the process that culminated in our decision to govern ourselves.


Related Topix: Jamaica, World News, Opinion

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Turkey to support several projects in Grenada

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Prime minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell, in receiving the ambassador of Turkey to the Caribbean early on Wednesday, was given some welcome news of aid packages for Grenada.


Related Topix: Grenada, World News, Keith Mitchell, Dominican Republic


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

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


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

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.


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


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

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