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American Man Charged for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Young Girls In Haiti Orphanage

Washington, D.C. — An American man who ran a missionary orphanage in Haiti has been charged for allegedly having sex with girls who resided there. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Daniel John Pye traveled from Florida to Haiti...

Port Managers Conference Focuses on Improving Intra-African Trade, Infrastructure Logistics

How to make African ports more competitive was the issue on the table at the 38th Port Management Association of West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal. Managers of Africa’s ports met to deliberate on...

Politician Suggests Britain Send Jamaican Government Annual Bill for Housing Its Nationals in UK...

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A British parliamentarian is livid that Jamaica has refused his country’s $30.7 million offer to help fund construction of a new prison, allowing nearly 600 Jamaicans incarcerated in the UK to...

JFK Airport Border Agent Makes Nigerian Software Engineer Take Test to Enter Country

A software engineer from Lagos, Nigeria, is claiming that he was made to take a written test by U.S. airport immigration officers because they weren't convinced he was telling the truth about his occupation. According...

Durban Might Be Financially Unable to Host 2022 Commonwealth Games It Was Awarded

Durban may be unable to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games because of financial constraints, South Africa's sports minister has said. "We gave it our best shot but we can't go beyond. If the country says...

Jamaican-American from the Bronx Elected DNC Vice Chair

NEW YORK — A Caribbean -American legislator in New York has won a top position in the U.S. Democratic Party’s National Committee. Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake, the son of Jamaican immigrants, won one of the...

Caribbean First Ladies Urged to Put Their Influence to Good Use for Their Countries

Antigua Observer — Several women of prominence are calling for the Caribbean’s first ladies and the spouses of heads of government to be allowed more prominent roles in the development of their countries and...

Immigration Service to Simplify Visa Process to Improve Business Relationships, Among Other Reasons

The process of obtaining a Nigerian visa has been likened to a “camel passing through the eye of a needle.” To visit, foreigners need to successfully navigate a maze of paperwork both before and...

Jamaican Tracy-Ann Hall Reaches Final for $1M Best Global Teacher Prize

A Jamaican teacher is one of 10 finalists in the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017. Tracy-Ann Hall, who teaches at Jonathan Grant High School in Jamaica, was selected from 20,000 people who applied or...

Kenya Approved for Direct Flights to U.S., Credit to Obama

In July 2015, former U.S. President Barack Obama dangled the prospect of direct flights between Kenya and the U.S. Speaking in Kenya, Obama said American and Kenyan officials had met and that “real progress...

Mandela Foundation Urges Calm Use of Dialogue to Combat Recent Xenophobic Attacks

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has added its voice to condemnation of recent xenophobic attacks in the country. It called on the government to act fast to curb the situation and for aggrieved parties to...

Polygamy Coming Under Scrutiny In Nigeria as Emir Proposes Poor Men Be Banned from...

Polygamy is widely accepted all over Nigeria, but one of the country's most prominent Muslim leaders is trying to ban the practice — in some cases. Why is having multiple spouses under scrutiny? Men who cannot afford...

Lobbyists Are Charging Caribbean Nations Thousands to Arrange Calls with Trump, Pence

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — With Caribbean leaders counting on a direct connection to President Donald Trump to boost their domestic and regional political image, very few of them are willing to fork out the exorbitant price...

Trinidad PM Rowley, Trump Hope to Continue Strengthening Ties Between the Nations

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley, and U.S. President Donald Trump on Feb. 19 agreed that both administrations will continue to strengthen the relationship that...

High Court Rules South Africa’s Move to Withdraw from International Criminal Court as ‘Invalid’

A High Court in South Africa has ruled that the government’s move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court is ‘unconstitutional and invalid.’ ‘‘We have won in our application to have South Africa’s withdrawal from...

‘Land or Death:’ South Africans Fiercely Protest Unequal Land Distribution

Pretoria, South Africa — A small but noisy group of South African activists gathered Friday Feb. 18, in the nation’s capital to bring attention to an issue that is gaining momentum at the highest...

Brazilian Football Player Reduced to Tears After Enduring Racist Chants for Entire Match

One of Serbia's top football clubs, Partizan Belgrade, has condemned racist chanting during a match that reduced one of its players, Brazilian midfielder Everton Luiz, to tears. He suffered monkey chants and other abuse from...

Trump Calls for Venezuela to Release Prisoners and, of All Things, Respect the Rule...

WASHINGTON, D.C — The United States on Saturday, Feb. 18, repeated its call for Venezuela to release some hundred political prisoners, including a jailed opposition leader whose liberation Donald Trump urged earlier this week,...

Swiss Archaeologist Unearths ‘Completely New’ Architecture In Northern Sudan

Khartoum (AFP) — A veteran Swiss archaeologist has unearthed three temples in Sudan built thousands of years ago, a discovery he says promises to throw new light on Africa's buried ancient past. The round and...

UN-Backed Libyan Government Asks NATO to Help Train Its Armed Forces

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has confirmed the receipt of an official request from Libya’s United Nations-backed government to help train the country’s armed forces. “This request … we received yesterday, so we have just...

Manny Pacquiao Teams with Caribbean Hospital, Charity to Provide Free Cardiac Care for Kids

CAYMAN ISLANDS — World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is partnering with a leading Caribbean hospital and charity to bring free cardiac care to children from his homeland. Pacquiao, who together with his...

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