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  Twenty-three members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), have expressed solidarity with people in the global community standing in support of the human right to water, with particular mention of the dangers of privatisation of water in Lagos. The letter, whose signers represent half of the CBC, underscores

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepNational News

  PORTLAND, Maine — Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday President Obama is “dead wrong” for permitting the United States and Cuba to open embassies in their capital cities. The governor and Republican presidential candidate, speaking on the campaign trail in Maine, assailed Obama for the embassies opening after more than

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At VIFreepCaribbean News

President Barack Obama’s announcement that both Cuba and the United States will reopen their embassies is a major step towards normalising relations. They have been frozen since the early 1960s when the US broke links and imposed a trade embargo. Our correspondent Stefan Grobe said: “The new approach to Cuba

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepNational News

  What’s most worrisome about Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s xenophobic remarks about Mexicans is not that he actually made them, but the fact that they seem to have helped him among Republican voters nationwide. What’s more, the business tycoon’s tirade against Mexico and Mexicans was celebrated by some of

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At VIFreepSt. Croix News

CHRISTIANSTED – Calling them a “serious risk to the surrounding community,” the Virgin Islands Port Authority is banning the storage of tanks used to transport petrochemicals at the Gallows Bay Marine Facility effective August 1, according to VIPA. The ban applies to gasoline cylinders or tanks containing “petrochemicals, liquid propane

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsIrregularities

Five Dutch police officers have been suspended from their duties after a man from the Caribbean island of Aruba died of suffocation following his arrest at a music festival, prosecutors said Wednesday. The death of Mitch Henriquez, 42, who was on holiday visiting relatives in the Netherlands, on Sunday sparked

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsPuerto Rico News

  Puerto Rican power utility, creditors reach deal to cover $416 million payment Option Trading Partners Breaking News – The Puerto Rican power utility, also known as PREPA, reached a deal with its creditors to make its $416 million payment Wednesday. The deal between the involved parties also extends the

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Pakistan’s Test captain Misbahul Haq has replaced all-rounder Shoaib Malik in the Barbados Tridents squad for the team’s remaining games at the 2015 Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The reason behind Malik’s exclusion from the CPL is a possible one-day international call up for Pakistan’s upcoming series against Sri Lanka. Though

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At VIFreepBlack History News

  Walter Francis White was a leading civil rights advocate of the first half of the twentieth century. As executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1931 to 1955, he was one of the major architects of the modern African American freedom struggle.White,

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepCaribbean NewsPuerto Rico News

  Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro García Padilla announced on Monday that the island nation cannot pay its $72 billion debt. He called on citizens to tighten their belts, on creditors to take some losses and on the U.S. government to change laws governing the commonwealth he represents. Puerto Rico’s biggest problems,

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