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William at 40: A milestone birthday in a life under scrutiny

Jun. 20, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The world watched as Prince William grew from a towheaded schoolboy to a dashing air-sea rescue pilot to a balding father of three. But as he turns 40 on Tuesday, William is making the biggest change yet: assuming an increasingly central role in the royal family as he...

Bank of Jamaica to launch nationwide digital currency

Jun. 07, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Bank of Jamaica is preparing to issue a nationwide digital currency for the first time in its history following recent approval from legislators. The move is expected to help many on the island of nearly 3 million who don’t have bank accounts,...

In Commonwealth, queen’s jubilee draws protests and apathy

May. 31, 2022 05:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is widely viewed in the U.K. as a rock in turbulent times. But in Britain's former colonies, many see her as an anchor to an imperial past whose damage still lingers. So while the U.K. is celebrating the queen’s...

Thompson-Herah edges Richardson in the Prefontaine 100

May. 28, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica held off American Sha'Carri Richardson in the 100 meters at a rainy Prefontaine Classic on Saturday. Thompson-Herah won in the 100 and 200 and the 400 relay at the Tokyo Olympics. She defended her Pre title...

US charges political rival in Haitian president's killing

May. 09, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Haitian senator is facing charges in the United States related to last year's assassination of former Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, authorities said. John Joel Joseph made his initial appearance Monday in Miami federal court, according to court records. The...

US vs Mexico, Jamaica, Haiti in Women's World Cup qualifying

Apr. 19, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

The United States will play Mexico, Jamaica and Haiti in Group A at the CONCACAF W Championship this summer, which will determine qualifiers for the 2023 Women's World Cup. Canada, Costa Rica, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago were drawn Tuesday into Group B of the North and Central...

2 members of reggae's Mighty Diamonds die in Jamaica

Apr. 04, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Fitzroy “Bunny Diamond” Simpson of reggae trio Mighty Diamonds has died just two days after the shooting death of lead singer Donald “Tabby Diamond” Shaw, according to associates. Simpson died of a prolonged ailment at the Chest Hospital in the...