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  • Jamaica Aims to Revive Economy with New Port Hub

    Jamaica Aims to Revive Economy with New Port Hub

    OLD HARBOR, Jamaica (AP) — This hardscrabble harbor town on Jamaica’s southern coast seems an unlikely contender in an emerging regional competition over the shipping routes that carry global trade. But as Jamaica joins a rush to lure the bigger, deeper-drafting ships expected to cross an expanded Panama Canal by mid-2015, political leaders and civic

  • Heavy Security in Guyana after Unusual US warning

    Heavy Security in Guyana after Unusual US warning

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — International flights departed from Guyana under heavier than normal security Monday following an unusual threat alert from the U.S. government. Police and soldiers joined regular airport security at the main international airport in the South American country to conduct security screenings of all travelers, Transport Minister Robeson Benn said. “We have

  • Cuba Hikes Salaries for Doctors, Nurses

    Cuba Hikes Salaries for Doctors, Nurses

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is giving hundreds of thousands of medical workers raises that in some cases exceed 100 percent, official media on the island announced Friday, though pay remains much lower than what medical professionals earn elsewhere. The Communist Party daily newspaper Granma also reported that Cuba expects to take in $8.2 billion this

  • Gayle Expected to be a Force in World T20

    Gayle Expected to be a Force in World T20

    NEW DELHI (AP) — In the smash-and-bash spectacle of Twenty20 cricket, big-swinging batsmen like Chris Gayle, David Warner and Mahendra Singh Dhoni tend to be the focus of attention. When the fifth ICC World Twenty20 tournament gets under way in Bangladesh on Sunday, though, it’s just as likely to showcase slow bowlers as match winners.

  • 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