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Governor Proclaims Leave for Most Government Employees to Celebrate 2014 Carnival

Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. has signed a proclamation that provides leave for government employees during the upcoming Carnival…

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.

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Death penalty for 2003 Saudi attack

April 21, 2014 - 12:22pm
A Saudi court sentences five men to death for their role in three suicide bomb attacks on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in May 2003.

VIDEO: Russian 'outrage' at Sloviansk attack

April 21, 2014 - 12:19pm
Ukraine has said it will launch an investigation into a fatal attack in the east of the country, which has further increased tensions between Kiev and Moscow.

'Ethnic slaughter' in South Sudan

April 21, 2014 - 12:11pm
Hundreds of people were killed because of their ethnicity after South Sudan rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, the UN says.

Burnley 2-0 Wigan Athletic

April 21, 2014 - 12:09pm
Burnley are promoted after first-half goals from Ashley Barnes and Michael Kightly secure a 2-0 win over Wigan.

Nigeria school kidnap - '230 seized'

April 21, 2014 - 12:07pm
Some 190 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being abducted last week, their head teacher tells the BBC - far more than the official figure.

Halliburton reports $622m profits

April 21, 2014 - 11:31am
US oil exploration firm Halliburton has reported better-than-expected first quarter profits, helped by robust drilling activity in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Angola.

VIDEO: Obama opens official Easter egg race

April 21, 2014 - 11:26am
US President Barack Obama opens the White House for the annual Easter Egg race, which he described as one of the most fun parts of his job.

Scottish universities leave CBI

April 21, 2014 - 11:21am
Two Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.

Boy survives flight in wheel well

April 21, 2014 - 11:10am
A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.

VIDEO: Footage captures tower 'welding' fire

April 21, 2014 - 11:05am
Dramatic footage filmed on a mobile phone is released showing a high-rise building on fire in north China.

VIDEO: Japan warns China over ship seizure

April 21, 2014 - 11:01am
China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga has warned.

Gun salutes to mark Queen's birthday

April 21, 2014 - 10:58am
The Queen's 88th birthday is marked across the UK with traditional gun salutes.

Major blaze 'risked other buildings'

April 21, 2014 - 10:41am
More than 100 firefighters tackling a huge blaze on an industrial estate in Leeds save nearby buildings from "certain destruction".

Family says farewell to Peaches

April 21, 2014 - 10:29am
Friends and family join Bob Geldof to pay their last respects to his daughter Peaches, as her funeral is held in Kent.

Teachers vote for strike in June

April 21, 2014 - 10:29am
National Union of Teachers' conference votes for a summer-term strike over pay and workload.

Myanmar democracy elder Win Tin dies

April 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Win Tin, the journalist who helped found Myanmar's pro-democracy movement and served 19 years in prison for his activism, dies at the age of 85.

Russia says Kiev 'breaking accord'

April 21, 2014 - 10:03am
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis.

VIDEO: Inquiry urged over TV host shooting

April 21, 2014 - 9:33am
Pakistan's largest private news channel, Geo TV, has called for a robust investigation into the assassination attempt on one of its leading talk show hosts, Hamid Mir.

Bairstow regrets Pietersen absence

April 21, 2014 - 9:09am
England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow is disappointed he will not get to team up with Kevin Pietersen again in the England side.

VIDEO: Myanmar's Win Tin dies aged 85

April 21, 2014 - 8:10am
Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, Win Tin, has died aged 85 of kidney failure.