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'Help': Colombia rescues sailor adrift in Caribbean 24 days

Jan. 19, 2023 13:06 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Colombian navy rescued a man from Dominica who says he survived 24 days adrift in the Caribbean on a sailboat by eating ketchup, garlic powder and seasoning cubes. Elvis Francois, 47, had scrawled the word “help” in English on the boat's hull, which...

'The money is gone': Bahamas tries to turn page after FTX

Jan. 08, 2023 10:03 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Dressed in a canary blue suit on a warm December night, sweat dripping from his brow, Bishop Lawrence Rolle belts out the lyrics to his latest hit song for the hundreds of children and adults gathered to celebrate Christmas. “FTX!,” he sings, bent over...

Paris court deals blow to French Caribbean pesticide fight

Jan. 06, 2023 14:04 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly 20 years after Caribbean islanders sued to hold the French government criminally responsible for the banana industry’s extended use of a banned pesticide in Martinique and Guadeloupe, a panel of judges has dismissed their case, ruling that it’s too hard to...

Biden arrives in US Virgin Islands to relax between holidays

Dec. 27, 2022 22:37 PM EST

KINGSHILL, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday traveled to a place very familiar to him — the U.S. Virgin Islands — to enjoy some downtime and warmer weather and to ring in a new year with family. The president and his wife, first lady Jill Biden, flew...

Chance the Rapper to bring free concert, festival to Ghana

Dec. 21, 2022 14:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Chance the Rapper visited West Africa earlier this year, he initially thought his trip with fellow Chicago hip-hop artist Vic Mensa would be just another vacation getaway. Instead, the Grammy winner connected with Mensa’s father’s family in Ghana and...

Veronica Ryan wins Turner Prize for evocative sculptures

Dec. 08, 2022 06:38 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Artist Veronica Ryan has won the prestigious Turner Prize for work that transforms materials including fruits, seeds and volcanic ash into elusive and evocative sculptures. The Montserrat-born British artist was awarded the 25,000-pound ($30,000) prize at a ceremony...

Dominica's leader expected to stay following snap elections

Dec. 06, 2022 20:00 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was expected to remain leader of the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica after snap general elections Tuesday that the main opposition party and its supporters boycotted. Twenty-one of 32 seats in the House of Assembly...

Top 50 at end of year looms and Oosthuizen needs a big week

Dec. 06, 2022 18:58 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Augusta National has not said if it intends to keep the same criteria for its field, which includes the top 50 in the world at the end of the year. Sometimes no news is good news, especially for a small group of LIV Golf players. Talor Gooch was No. 35 when...

Jamaica imposes state of emergency amid sharp criticism

Dec. 06, 2022 18:47 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jamaica’s prime minister declared a widespread state of emergency Tuesday to fight a surge in gang violence on an island with one of the highest murder rates in the region. The measure applies to certain communities in the capital of Kingston as well...

Column: Adam Scott makes sense without making enemies

Dec. 06, 2022 13:14 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The player everyone assumed was a lock to join LIV Golf is still a PGA Tour member and might be the only one capable of making sense without making enemies. Adam Scott speaks without an agenda, and in these acrimonious times, that can make it difficult to...