FARC Rebels, Colombian government sign cease-fire deal
Antigua Observer

A ceremony in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday marked a major step toward peace in Colombia, when the country's biggest rebel group and its national government signed a historic cease-fire agreement.

17th Castrol Father’s Day Cycle Road Race…Hinds and Niles repeat as Overall and Veteran champs; Fraser-Green takes female race
Kaieteur News

By Franklin Wilson Team Evolution’s Orville Hinds successfully defended the Castrol Father’s Day Road Race senior title when the 17th edition of the race was held yesterday on the West Demerara. Hinds’...

Gov’t seeks to employ retired judges 
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is seeking to amend the Constitution to allow for retired judges to offer their services. Local News Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:05:07 GMT PHOTO: WATER FOUNTAIN...

Rainbow flag being flown 'across the globe', US Embassy
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The United States Embassy in Jamaica says the rainbow flag being flown at its consulate is also being flown “across the globe” at all its embassies. Local News Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:14:24...

Octogenarian kills man in cemetery before cops kill him, too
Jamaica Observer

TIVERTON, Rhode Island (AP) — Authorities say an 80-year-old man killed an 81-year-old man in a Rhode Island cemetery, then led police on a car chase before officers fatally shot him. Local News Tue, 14 Jun 2016...

Risk that Rio Olympics will spread Zika is 'very low' — UN
Jamaica Observer

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — There is "a very low risk" that the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics will accelerate the spread of the Zika virus around the globe, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Local News...

Health minister calls for more blood donors
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton says there is a need for more blood donors, in order for the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) to reach its target of 35,000 units. Local News...

GSAT results are out
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eighty-one per cent of the 38,579 students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) this year have been placed in schools of their choice — an increase of eight per cent over 2015. Local...

Florida bank issues first US credit card for use in Cuba 
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA (AP) — A small Florida bank will issue the first US credit card intended for use in Cuba and make it easier for Americans to travel and work on an island largely cut off from the US financial system, the bank...

Prisoner found dead in police lock-up
Jamaica Observer

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Detectives from the Black River Criminal Investigations Brach are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a male prisoner who was found unconscious in his cell at the Black...

Curfew imposed day before vote on Haiti interim president 
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's interim government has imposed an overnight curfew a day before lawmakers are slated to decide whether to extend the caretaker president's 120-day term. Local News Tue, 14 Jun...

Cuban tourism product could overtake Jamaica - Kosvogiannis
Jamaica Gleaner

Dimitris Kosvogiannis, general manager of the Melia Braco Village hotel, is concerned Jamaica may be knocked off its pedestal by greater participation of Cuba in the Caribbean tourism market."Once the initial shock factor...

President Jimmy Morales Responds
Channel 5 Belize

Guatemala was also represented at the seventh Summit in Cuba, by President Jimmy Morales and Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales. Not surprisingly, the president didn’t take kindly to the address [...]

Gapi Turns Up the Heat on Guatemala at ACS Summit
Channel 5 Belize

This weekend, Cuba was the venue for the Association of Caribbean States’ seventh Summit of Heads of State and Government. Belize was represented by Gaspar Vega in his last official [...]

President Medina arrives in Cuba for seventh ACS Summit
Dominican Today

Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina arrived Friday in Havana to participate in the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), which inaugural ceremony is set for 9am...

PM off to Cuba today
Trinidad Newsday

PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley leaves the country today to attend the Seventh Summit of Heads of State and/or Government of the Association of Caribbean States in Havana, Cuba. A statement issued by the Office of the...

Locals calls for US to end Cuban embargo
Trinidad Newsday

LOCAL Friends of Cuba (TTFC) and president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the People (ICAP) Elio Game Neyra is calling on United States President Barack Obama to immediately remove the embargo on Cuba and...

Jamaica, Cuba to explore areas of cooperation in agro-industry
Jamaica Star

Jamaica, Cuba to explore areas of cooperation in agro-industry

Cuba to legalise small and medium-sized private businesses
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cuba announced yesterday that it will legalise small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world’s last communist...

UN laments absence of G-7 from humanitarian summit
Jamaica Observer

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — Yesterday UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticised the leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries for failing to attend a pivotal humanitarian summit in Turkey, which culminated with...

Missouri governor announces trade trip to Cuba
Jamaica Observer

MISSOURI, USA (AP) — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be leading a trade delegation on a trip to Cuba next week. Local News Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT UN laments absence of G-7 from humanitarian summit...

Colorado investigator retires over Obama slur
Jamaica Observer

COLORADO, USA (AP) — The El Paso County sheriff says a racial slur directed at President Barack Obama prompted the retirement of a veteran department official. Local News Wed, 25 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT Missouri...

Mexican authorities to exhume more than 100 bodies
Jamaica Observer

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — On Monday Mexican officials began exhuming the remains of more than 100 unidentified people buried by authorities in a common grave in the central state of Morelos, state prosecutors said....

Barbados reports drop in new HIV infections
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados has seen a gradual downward trend in the rate of new HIV infections, and a reduction in the number of AIDS-related deaths, but “the fight is not over”, Minister of...

Cuba to host ACS summit next month
Antigua Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 23, CMC – The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) will host its seventh annual summit in Cuba early next month, the Trinidad-based regional grouping has announced.

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