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Archive for April, 2014

  • Puerto Rico Unveils 1st Balanced Budget in Years

    Puerto Rico Unveils 1st Balanced Budget in Years

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Tuesday presented the territory’s first balanced budget in more than a decade, fulfilling a promise to cut spending at a time when the island’s economic problems have spread fear among U.S. investors. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla proposed more than $1.4 billion in cuts and adjustments

  • Man Goes Missing From Cruise Ship Off Bahamas

    Man Goes Missing From Cruise Ship Off Bahamas

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard searched the waters between the Bahamas and South Florida on Sunday looking for a man reported missing from a cruise ship. Guard spokeswoman Sabrina Laberdesque said the cruise ship passenger who apparently went overboard early Sunday in waters about 27 miles (43 kilometers) east of Florida’s Delray

  • Jamaican Police Increasingly Facing Murder Charges

    Jamaican Police Increasingly Facing Murder Charges

    MAY PEN, Jamaica (AP) — It’s been nearly a year since Sevina Giderisingh’s 20-year-old son died in a confrontation with a police officer on the dusty outskirts of this struggling Jamaican city where jobs are scarce and crime abounds. The only explanation she’s gotten from detectives in gritty May Pen is that an officer shot

  • Old Duvalier Party Plans to Run in Haiti Election

    Old Duvalier Party Plans to Run in Haiti Election

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The old political party founded under the Duvalier dictatorship says it plans to enter candidates in Haitian elections that are supposed to be held by year’s end, a party member said Thursday. Friteau Marc, a coordinator for the National Unity Party, told The Associated Press Thursday that the candidates will run

  • Raising the Alarm on Domestic Violence in the Caribbean

    Raising the Alarm on Domestic Violence in the Caribbean

    In the first two weeks of 2014, four women were murdered by their partners in Guyana.  In Trinidad & Tobago, two women were murdered.  In Barbados, Cheryl Bourne-Reifer was murdered and just a few weeks later another Guyanese woman, Onicka Gulliver was found dead.  On the night of February 14, Lenus La Cruz set fire