CARICOM leaders misunderstand Dom Rep reality - Nicolas

The head of the Roundtable of Common-wealth Countries in the Dominican Republic, Fernando Gonzalez Nicolas says CARICOM leaders don't understand Dominican reality to question its Constitutional Court ruling and propose penalties.An estimated 200,000...

Poor roads drain St Bess dairy farmers

At age 41, Kirk Rodney is much younger than most dairy farmers. But six years after taking over the family farm at Cabbage Valley in North East St Elizabeth, he is just about ready to pack in and return to the United States....

Wounded veterans work to put away child predators

WASHINGTON (AP):Oskar Zepeda has had pretty much one mission in his life: kill or capture.After serving nine tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, he now has a new target: child predators.Zepeda, 29, is part of a 17-member class of veterans trained in...

At least 18 killed in Bangladesh election violence

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP):Police in Bangladesh fired at protesters and opposition activists torched more than 100 polling stations yesterday during a national election boycotted by the opposition and described as flawed by the international community....

NY set to allow limited use of medical marijuana

ALBANY, New York (AP): New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Governor Andrew Cuomo will unveil this week. Cuomo plans to use administrative powers...

Lobster expert cautions against extending closed season grace period

JAMAICA'S LEADING lobster expert, Dr Karl Aiken, is warning against a proposal by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to review the laws relating to the close season for lobster.The State is considering a relaxation of the laws as part of a move...

Don't change law because of pressure, Tufton tells Gov't

Dr Christopher Tufton, the agriculture minister under whose watch the 21-day grace period for lobster was enacted, said any decision to amend the law should be driven by solid evidence of the need for an amendment.

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