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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...

Zimbabwean High Court Judge Priscilla Chigumba: Protesters Have Rights to Demonstrate

Zimbabwe's high court has overturned a two-week ban by police on demonstrations in the capital Harare. The challenge was brought by activists, who are opposed to President Robert Mugabe and his government. They described the court's...

UKZN Students Protest Police Brutality, Rape Allegations and Price Gouging at South Africa University

Despite only making headlines recently, student protests at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) have been going on for almost a month. The events started out as a protest against fee increments, but students at...

De Blasio Says J’ouvert Is No Different Than St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEW YORK, Sept 7, CMC – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ruled out cancelling J’ouvert activities in the Caribbean community here, saying that it is an event that’s “important to the...

New York City J’Ouvert Celebration in Jeopardy After Killings

A Brooklyn State Assemblyman called Tuesday for J’Ouvert to be canceled altogether after the fatal shootings of two revelers. Assemblyman Walter Mosley, whose district includes Prospect Heights and parts of Crown Heights, applauded the “herculean...

Africa and Asia at Risk of Zika Virus Exposure

More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia, according to scientists writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Populations in India, Indonesia and Nigeria are...

After Olympic Wins, Elaine Thompson Maintains Dominance at the Diamond League Race in Zurich

Christian Taylor and Elaine Thompson were among few Olympic champions to produce some of their best form as the first of two Diamond League finals decided the overall standings. Their marks of 17.80m and...

First U.S. Commercial Flight Lands in Cuba After More Than 50 Years

To a fanfare of Cuban music and a water cannon salute, the first commercial flight to cross the Florida Straits to Cuba in decades took off Wednesday morning, ushering in a new era in...

Brazil’s Senate Strips Dilma Rousseff of Presidency in Historical Impeachment Vote

**Update: Brazil's senate votes 61-20 to impeach its first female president Dilma Rousseff. Another vote of 42 in favor, 36 against, gives Rousseff the green light to run for office again. Brazil's first female president,...

Energy Industry, Once Considered Risky, Is Now Africa’s Most Promising Sector for Investors

Energy, financial services and transport are the most promising sectors in Africa during the 2016-2020 period. This is according to a study conducted by the Paris-based consulting firm, Havas Horizon. The report, titled “Financing African...

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