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Dominican Republic’s New Solar Power Project Will Be the Caribbean’s Largest

A new solar power project in the Dominican Republic will be the largest of its kind in the Caribbean upon its completion. The Monte Plata project, named for the capital city and province in which...

Jamaica to Include Lessons on Trafficking Prevention in School Curriculum

Kingston, Jamaica – The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will begin full the roll-out of the Trafficking in Persons curriculum in schools when the 2016/17 academic year gets underway in September. This follows the...

U.S. Vows to Help Nigeria Recover Stolen Assets in American Banking System

The United States Secretary of State John Kerry provided verbal assurance to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari that the U.S. would assist Nigeria in the recovery of stolen assets in the American banking system. His...

Statue of Hugo Chavez Unveiled in Haiti

Thursday, as part of the 200 years of the military expedition of Los Cayos, the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Aristóbulo Istúriz Almeida, was welcomed at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport by the new...

Haitian Migrants No Longer Stranded at Border, U.N. to Offer Subsidies for Rental Homes

Forced out of the Dominican Republic, Anise Germain and her family pitched a flimsy tent of blankets and cardboard on a patch of rocky ground just across the border in Haiti. She feared they...

South Africa Court: President Violated Constitution for Using Government Funds to Pay for His...

The highest court in South Africa has ruled that President Jacob Zuma violated the constitution when he failed to repay government money spent on his private home. It gave the treasury 60 days to determine...

Barbados Official Urges Community to Take Proper Care of Marine Environment for Future Growth

Barbadians have been urged to manage the island’s marine environment to ensure the longevity of this “rich natural resource” for present and future generations. These words of advice came from Minister of Social Care,...

U.S. Says Flexible Foreign Exchange Rate Would Boost Nigeria’s Growth

The United States said on Monday it will press Nigeria in talks this week to adopt a more flexible foreign exchange rate to boost growth and investment in Africa’s largest economy. U.S. Assistant Secretary of...

Zimbabwe to Shut Down Foreign Companies That Are Not Compliant with Indigenisation Law

The decision by Cabinet to, next month, shut down foreign companies which have not complied with the indigenisation law exposes the futility of the West’s attempts to re-engage the Mugabe regime, a local opposition...

Haitian Officer Lauded for Speaking Up Against NYPD’s Unethical Arrest Practices

Haitian American New York Police Department officer Edwin Raymond had his eyes set on becoming a sergeant. Having placed eighth out of 6,000 candidates who took the test, Raymond was confident about his chances. Despite...

Nearly 200 Zimbabwean Women  Trafficked, Forced into Domestic Slavery in Kuwait

President Robert Mugabe's government has warned Zimbabweans to be "extremely circumspect" before accepting job offers abroad after reports that up to 200 women have been trafficked to Kuwait and forced into domestic slavery. "Anything which...

Daughter of Jamaican Reggae Artist Bobo Zaro Becomes a Nigerian Queen

For scholars of African history and, indeed, the wider society, 2016 may go down as a significant year as far as Rastafarianism and the 'Back to Africa' movement are concerned. Decades after Rastafarians in Jamaica...

Haiti Senate Approves Enex Jean-Charles New Government

A longtime presidential adviser and administrative law professor has received the green light from Haiti’s Senate to help lead the country to elections with a caretaker government. Senators voted 20-0 late Thursday in favor of...

Researchers Find 3.5 Million-Year-Old Fossil in Kenya

A fossil has been discovered in the Ngong Hills belonging to early human species Australopithecus afarensis, proving that early humans lived close to Nairobi city. The discovery of the 3.5 million-year-old fossil at the Kantis...

South Africa Deputy President: White Monopolies Must End, Government Will Contribute Billions to Black...

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised Black business that the government will spend billions on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment in the coming years. "We are going to intensify BBBEE. We are going to sharpen our...

$730M Chinese-Built Toll Road Opens in Jamaica

After three years of construction, a Chinese-built toll road has opened on the island country of Jamaica. The project marks the biggest Chinese investment in the Caribbean to date, and officials said there’s more...

Nigeria Seeks to Offset Economic Woes With Production of Pencils in 2018, Expects to...

With the value of oil and the Naira currency in decline, Nigeria is turning to old-fashioned pencils to provide relief. The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, recently announced that the first pencil plant...

Caribbean, China Leaders Meet in Barbados to Discuss Shared Challenges, Ways to Cooperate on...

Bridgetown, Barbados  — The sixth round of the Caribbean-China consultations held in Barbados was highlighted as an excellent opportunity for Caribbean countries and China to explore ways in which they could cooperate to address...

Barbados Immigration Department Halts Plans for Fingerprinting

The Immigration Department has deferred plans to introduce fingerprinting at Barbados’ ports of entry, saying it needs to re-examine the controversial decision. But the Opposition Barbados Labor Party said that will not stop its planned...

South Africa Launches New Renewable Clean Energy Project

Barely a month after South Africa launched the continent’s first solar airport after Kochi India, the country has recorded another major milestone in renewable/clean energy as it opens an additional solar photovoltaic plant in...

South Africans Gather on Human Rights Day to Unite Against Racism

South Africans from all walks of life commemorated the Sharpeville Massacre on Monday, with politicians using the day to encourage national unity, while President Jacob Zuma complained about "racist" cartoonists. Zuma spent the day in...

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