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FORT-DE-FRANCE — One tourist couple visiting a Caribbean beach got some itchy visitors of their own. According to a report by Live Science, the British couple visited Martinique during a cruise and after sunbathing on a beach on the French island reportedly developed itchy rashes on their behinds. After visiting a

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PORT OF SPAIN — Retired judge Paula-Mae Weekes was elected president of Trinidad and Tobago Friday by Trinidad’s Electoral College, which is comprised of  members of the country’s House of Representatives and the Senate, and will assume her duties within months. Weekes is the first woman president of the Caribbean nation and

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ABU DHABI — During the recent events of the IRENA General Assembly, the United Arab Emirates-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, valued at $50 million, has launched its second funding cycle by establishing partnerships with seven new Caribbean countries. Timed to coincide with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 it had the aim of

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Pictured (left to right) Alessandro Colantonio Executive Vice President Gencom, Kevin Dallas CEO Bermuda Tourism Authority, Parris Jordan Chairman CHICOS, Bermuda Premier E. David Burt, Bermuda Minister of Finance Kristin Burt, Bermuda Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons, Paul Telford Managing Director Rosewood Bermuda. HAMILTON — Parris Jordan, Chairman of

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BURN, BABY, BURN: The 1965 poem by Marvin X about the Watts riots in California doesn’t really apply to the Pockwood Pond dump site in Tortola. ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands — Some stored storm debris on Tortola ignited Tuesday evening, resulting in hazy skies on eastern St. Thomas and

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – The cabinet of the British Virgin Islands has approved the expenditure of $442,000 to allow for the release of immediate funds to re-establish the National Early Warning System. Gov. Augustus Jaspert said the premier and members of his cabinet have met and received an indication of

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WELLINGTON — A fundraiser last week in Florida brought in some big money for hurricane relief in the British Virgin Islands. The Thursday event was co-hosted by Palm Beach Travel, the British Virgin Islands Tourism Board, Lamborghini and The Moorings. At least 50 guests packed the International Polo Club Palm Beach

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NEW KING IN KINGSTON: The boy lived in the Corporate Area of Kingston in Jamaica KINGSTON — Fears over a killer Ebola-like disease in Jamaica are mounting after an eight-year-old boy died of a fever that caused lethal internal bleeding. The tragic youngster from Kingston was diagnosed with dengue hemorrhagic

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ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands — Elderly homes on Tortola and Virgin Gorda will soon undergo needed emergency repairs to their structures which sustained extensive damage following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The repair works are being funded by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Health Emergency Department and

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GUSTAVIA — Jimmy Buffett knows all about hurricanes and sailing, so it’s appropriate that the singer-songwriter has been enlisted to help promote a regatta on St. Barts and show that life is returning to normal after a direct hit from Hurricane Irma in September. Buffett will serve as U.S. ambassador

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