KINGSTON, Jamaica - Media organizations are pushing parliament to overhaul Jamaica's libel law, complaining that the difficulty and cost of fighting off lawsuits, coupled with the risk of huge judgments, are stifling the press and harming freedom of expression.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Crews have begun to demolish a big steel sculpture that had been the object of ridicule when it blocked a new cruise ship from docking in the U.S.

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - A problem at the Hovensa LLC oil refinery triggered a burnoff of heavy oil Thursday that sent up a plume of black smoke, a spokesman said.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Officials unveiled details of a $3 billion, two-part development plan for the capital's historic quarter Tuesday that aims to ease traffic jams, attract more tourists and create thousands of jobs as Puerto Rico enters its fourth year of recession.

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Hundreds of medical technicians, nurse's aides and other support staff at Jamaica's major public hospitals went on strike Monday to demand pay raises and allowances they say haven't been paid by the government.
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