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ROSEAU — A gay man in Dominica has filed a legal claim challenging its laws that ban gay sex and punish same-sex relations with prison terms and psychiatric confinement,a Canada-based rights group said today. Dominica is one of nine Caribbean countries that outlaw gay sex, and taking down its ban could

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PHILIPSBURG — Four men have been arrested in Sint Maarten by the Netherlands Coastguard in a drug bust netting 992 pounds of cocaine, authorities said. The men from the British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts & Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago are now in Dutch official custody for allegedly smuggling 450

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WASHINGTON — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is warning people in the Caribbean that they are at risk for heat strokes and even death as a result of the heat wave being experienced globally. It said that the situation could worsen between July and August, “with adverse impact on

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HAVANA — Communist-run Cuba put on a brave face Saturday at a mid-year session of the National Assembly, the government insisting it would not let a growing financial crisis and mounting pressure from the administration of President Donald Trump thwart development. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said upon closing the meeting

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MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard interdicted 14 Haitian migrants a Dominican migrant and a suspected smuggler Wednesday 12 miles east of Boynton Beach. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office of a Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircraft detecting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The people of the territory paid tribute to the “fortitude and perseverance of enslaved Africans in the former Danish West Indies on the 171st anniversary of the abolition of slavery” on Wednesday.  Emancipation Day activities will be followed by the commemoration of the Declaration of Independence of the thirteen colonies, now the United

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three South Americans and one Central American were charged in federal court today with drug smuggling in Caribbean waters patrolled by the United States, authorities said. Freddy Montano Paz, 29, Calixto Tumbaco, 41, Mariano Abregon, 42, and Hector Hernandez Saucedo, 48, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth

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SAN JUAN — The GOES-16 weather satellite is designed to detect flashes of lightning. On Saturday, it saw an asteroid. Meteorologists noticed an unusually bright flash signature over the waters 170 miles south of Puerto Rico about 4:25 p.m. on Saturday. Its light was visible in an area as large as Rhode

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ORANJESTAD — The government of Aruba said on Monday it will form an advisory committee to decide the future of a 209,000-barrel-per-day refinery that remains idled amid sanctions on operator Citgo Petroleum’s parent company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes said there are three possible scenarios for the

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked third in U.S. News & World Report’s newly released list of Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean. The British Virgin Islands was ranked No. 1 in the Caribbean category of the publication’s annual Best Vacation Destinations list, according to a news

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