Caribbean & International

Colombia lifts same-sex adoption limits

(BBC) Colombia’s constitutional court has lifted restrictions on same-sex couples adopting children. Until now, same-sex couples could only adopt a child if it was the offspring of one of the partners. But in a historic ruling on Wednesday, the court instructed adoption agencies not to discriminate against gay men and lesbians. It said gay couples […]

Belize’s PM wins third term

(BBC) Belize’s Prime Minister Dean Barrow has won an unprecedented third consecutive term in office in snap elections in the small Central American nation. Mr Barrrow, 64, called the election in September, more than a year ahead of schedule. Belize is heavily dependent on aid from Venezuela, which also offers it oil at discounted prices. […]

Murder of Jamaican family linked to lottery scam

(AP) Attackers killed six members of the same family and set their clapboard home on fire in northern Jamaica, and the island’s security minister on Friday linked the massacre to the island’s international lottery scam crime rings. The Jamaica Constabulary Force said the dead in the Logwood section of Hanover parish included two teenagers and […]

Ousted Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister to challenge Elections Results

(Trinidad Guardian)  While former Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley was sworn in as Prime Minister during a ceremony at Queen’s Hall, Port-of-Spain, yesterday, former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was challenging the result of Monday’s general election and asking that it be declared null and void. She also chastised the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) for […]

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