Largest shareholder plotting to collapse regional island hopper

Barbados and Antigua, two of the largest shareholders of the regional commuter air service that is an aviation lifeline to many islands in the Caribbean Community, are at the center of a heated row with Antigua.

Report: Boko Haram forced nearly 1 million kids from their homes in Nigeria

More than 800,000 children, some as young as 4, have been forced to flee their homes since last year because of Boko Haram’s violent attacks on military forces and civilians in Nigeria, according to a new United Nations report.

UN unveils permanent memorial to transatlantic slave trade

The idea that began as a U.N. General Assembly resolution Dec. 17, 2007, culminated March 25 with the unveiling of “The Ark of Return,” located at the Visitors’ Entrance Plaza at U.N. headquarters in New York City.

Jamaican teen stopped from joining Islamic State

Of all the leaders in the 15-nation Caribbean trade bloc, Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad would appear to have an obsession with terrorist organizations in the Middle East and their impact on the rest of the world, vulnerable youth in particular.

Farrakhan to speak at women-only meeting

"Until the Black woman is lifted up, Black people will never be respected, nor respect themselves,” says Minister Louis Farrakhan.

Convertible justice: The inequitable currency of human life

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from a Nigerian school and the three-month anniversary of the slaughter of 2,000 people in Baga, how can we explain the lack of international response to the expansion ...

Ex-officers line up behind Guyana elections coalition

When the Caribbean trade bloc headquarter nation of Guyana votes for a new government May 11, the elections will most likely be a straight race between a multiracial opposition coalition group and the Indo-dominated governing People’s Progressive Party...


The Boko Haram insurgency is facing a new combatant in their war on the Nigerian people. He is a seasoned former general and now president—Muhammadu Buhari.


Frightened students at Garissa University in northeast Kenya hid for what seemed like a lifetime as a small band of al Shabaab terrorists lined young people up on the floor and fired bullets into the backs of their heads.

Controversial ‘dollars for passport’ scheme under review

The six-week-old government in the Eastern Caribbean twin island federation of St. Kitts and Nevis says it is planning a complete overhaul of its economic citizenship program through which foreigners can buy a local passport and citizenship through cash and ...

Former military man declares victory in Nigerian polls

March 30 (GIN)—Showing a “commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders,” Nigerians by the hundreds of thousands lined up at polling stations across the country to select the next president and National Assembly of their country.

Conflicting accounts over Mrs. Mugabe’s trips abroad

March 30 (GIN)—First lady Grace Mugabe is being treated in Asia for appendicitis, according to government officials.

Barbados to dump the queen

Tiny Barbados is preparing to dump Britain’s Queen Elizabeth after centuries of imperial colonial rule. The nation has decided to replace her with a local head of state and, like Guyana, Trinidad and a few other Caribbean trade bloc states, ...

South Sudan frees hundreds of child fighters, including a 9-year-old girl

South Sudan’s Democratic Army Cobra Faction announced its third release of child soldiers as agreed in a pact with the government signed last May.

Amnesty International celebrates 50 years

Celebrating 50 years of global impact, last weekend Amnesty International held its annual General Meeting and Human Rights Conference, entitled “From Moment to Movement,” at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott.