New York Times, USA: For the better part of two centuries, outsiders have been offering explanations that range from racist to learned-sounding for why Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
AFP: Jamaica: Jamaica's leading opposition People's National Party has won a landslide election in a vote driven by concerns about crime, corruption and poverty on the picturesque Caribbean island.
Observer, Jamaica: Jamaicans go to the polls today to elect 16th government since 1944.
BBC, UK: The Bible is, for the first time, being translated into Jamaican patois. It's a move welcomed by those Jamaicans who want their mother tongue enshrined as the national language – but opposed by others, who think learning and speaking English should be the priority.
The Star, Toronto: Oscar Bartholomew loved to give bear hugs, but his last one may have killed him. The 39-year-old Toronto man died Tuesday after an altercation at a police station in his native Grenada the day before.
MyDaily, UK: While we're tucked up indoors away from this chilly British weather, the likes of Elle Macpherson and Rihanna have been sunning themselves in considerably warmer climes over Christmas.
Guardian, Trinidad: Public information officer of the T&T Police Service, Sgt Wayne Mystar, has said that six out of the eight murders over the Christmas weekend have been solved.
Voice of America, USA: The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is calling for an urgent investigation into allegations of police torture and killings in Haiti.
CBS, USA: Guyanan officials say construction will begin next year on a $19 million hospital specializing in heart, brain and other surgeries.
Canada.com, Canada: In 2008, a small group of retired high-ranking Canadian police officers was appointed to two-year stints overseeing the police force in the Caribbean nation of Antigua, in the hopes they would modernize the troubled agency and put a stop to spiralling crime rates.
A new air charter service from Canada is giving Barbadian tourism officials hope in 2012.
Polling opened at 7 am this morning across 6,466 stations in Jamaica to allow close to 2 million eligible voters to cast their ballots.
CARICOM as a whole requires new external diplomatic/economic planning strategies and initiatives in order to be effective says Sir Ronald Sanders.
Decades of unplanned development is eroding the famous Negril beach and authorities are stepping in to do something about it.