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South Africa Police Fire Stun Grenades, Arrest 31 Students as They Protests for Equal Education

South African police have fired stun grenades and arrested 31 students in Johannesburg, as a wave of protests hit universities across the country. Students are demanding free education and denounced government plans to raise tuition...

Non-Aligned Movement States Want Greater Role in UN Reform

MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela -- Caribbean, Latin American and other developing nations across the world are appealing for more say in the process of reforming the United Nations (UN). And they also want more say,...

East African Countries Propose Ban on Import of Used Clothing from Western Nations

Clearing your closet of last season’s gently worn clothes and donating them to an aid group probably makes you feel pretty good. After all, you may be helping someone in need and breathing life...

U.N. Head Apologizes for Sexual Crimes and Cholera Outbreak by Peacekeeper Troops

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed regret for sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic and an outbreak of cholera in Haiti during his final address...

Cuba, Venezuela Warn of U.S. World Leaders Meddling in Affairs at Non-Aligned Summit

Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has warned world leaders at a Non-Aligned Summit that his country was being lashed by a U.S. economic war aimed at toppling him. Speaking at the same event, which opened...

South Africa University Student Calls ‘Black People a Cancer to Society,’ Praises Trump

A university student in South Africa has come under fire for calling some Black students a 'cancer to society.' The racist tirade started after a student posted a message on the The University of Pretoria's...

Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister Warns De-Risking Could Negatively Impact Caribbean Economies 

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Bahamas has warned that the decision by banks in Europe and the United States to end banking correspondence with financial institutions in the Caribbean could lead to further...

World Bank: Africa’s Growth Expected to be $3.5 Trillion by 2025

According to the World Bank, 35 of 47 economies in sub-Saharan Africa took at least one step in making it easier to do business in their country in 2015. Rwanda implemented a credit-scoring service;...

Caribbean and Latin America Are Highly Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — Deloitte’s global chief information officer, Larry Quinlan, said that, despite increased improvements in technology in the Caribbean and Latin America, the regions remain highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Speaking at the...

Africa Increases Defense Capabilities, Wants the World to Take Notice

Africa is the solution not only to the continent's peace problems‚ but also to global security. This was the message which emerged on Wednesday at the African Aerospace and Defense show in Pretoria. For the first...

Haitian Grown Cocoa Beans Win Gold Prize at Chocolate Awards, Could Positively Impact Local...

When a tiny Quebec chocolate maker won a gold prize at this year’s premier International Chocolate Awards for a bar made with Haitian cocoa beans, it rocked the specialty chocolate world. The cocoa beans...

Diesel Fuel Illegal to Sell in Europe OK’d to Sell in Africa

Swiss firms have been criticized in a report for their links to the African trade in diesel with toxin levels that are illegal in Europe. Campaign group Public Eye says retailers are exploiting weak regulatory...

Caribbean Waters Generate $407B Per Year; How Will the Islands Benefit?

A World Bank report released yesterday has put the economic value of the Caribbean Sea to the region — to include all its services, from fishing, transport, trade, tourism, mining, waste disposal, energy, carbon...

Israeli Prime Minister on Mission to Strengthen Diplomatic Relations with Several African Leaders

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent visit to Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda in July 2016 was the highlight of intense diplomatic activity aimed at strengthening relations between the State of Israel and the 40...

Demand for Coconut-Made Product Jumps As Production in Caribbean Dips

At the worst possible time, the Caribbean is running short of one of its most emblematic products. Rich-world consumers have never been keener on the coconut. Starbucks wants the tropical fruit’s milk for lattes, Rihanna...

UK Goverment Under Fire for Reportedly Deporting 42 Jamaicans Without Due Process

Despite a protest staged outside the Jamaican High Commission in London Tuesday, the British Government deported 42 Jamaicans amid claims that they were tricked and that the expulsions were unjust. The deportees, some carrying only...

Brazil and St. Lucia Preparing to Mount Major Investment Partnerships

RODNEY BAY, St Lucia — The Embassy of Brazil in Saint Lucia is preparing to host a major investment mission with numerous opportunities for business that will also strengthen ties between the giant South...

China Threatened by Japan’s Presence in Africa Calling Their Intentions ‘Selfish’

After drawing a red line for Japan in the South China Sea last June, China is now telling Japan to stay off its second continent, Africa. Ideologically that is. In a recent statement, following the...

U.S. Pledges $30 Billion to Small-Scale Farmers in Africa

Nairobi — African leaders, business people and major development partners pledged more than $30 billion U.S. dollars in investments to increase production, income and employment for small scale farmers and local African agricultural businesses...

FBI to Open Office in Jamaica, Will Train Local Personnel

Jamaica will establish a local officer of the Federal Bureau of Investigations office in Kingston. The announcement was made by U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G. Moreno. Moreno, who was speaking Wednesday evening at the launch...

St. Maarten Parliamentarians Call for Independence from the Kingdom of the Netherlands

GREAT BAY, St Martin — A majority of St. Maarten parliamentarians present at the reconvened meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament held on Friday, September 2, 2016, with a delegation of the Independence...

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