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PORT OF SPAIN — When he speaks of his home country, Carlos’ big, mahogany eyes well up. “It is too beautiful,” he says, “Venezuela has a variety of everything.” The 13-year-old has since moved with his family to Trinidad and Tobago – an island barely 11 kilometres (6.84 miles) away

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AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands and the United States reached an agreement to use facilities on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao for possible distribution of aid to nearby Venezuela, Curacao’s prime minister said. The island will only be used for civilian operations to deliver aid, such as food and medicines,

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WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues. The meeting at Mar-a-Lago, the president’s Florida resort, will feature the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica

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FREDERIKSTED —  A public meeting will be held on St. Croix tomorrow to discuss the effects of stony coral tissue loss disease in the territory, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said in a press release Tuesday. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fort Frederik

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MONTEGO BAY — The Sandals Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International – celebrated 10 years of “fulfilling its promise to the Caribbean community” on Monday. Sandals invests in sustainable projects that improve Caribbean schools and build capacity in the education system, restore and conserve marine wildlife and

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SAN JUAN — Last week was a bad week for somebody or several somebodies in the Dominican Republic awaiting cash from Puerto Rico. On March 11, a car being ferried by the M/V Maestro Universe from Port of San Juan to Santo Domingo had two green 55-gallon barrels in it.

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PHILIPSBURG — As the United States faces a shortage of an estimated 120,000 physicians by 2030, tens of thousands of medical students across the nation and abroad last week learned where and how they’ll be helping to address the problem. Match Day, as it’s known, now carries increased significance as

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Chaos in Antigua’s cruise industry could be a boon for the territory, West Indian Co. Ltd. officials said this weekend. Antigua has undertaken the renovation and privatization of its port through the Turkish-based company Global Ports Holding, which operates several European cruise ports. Carnival Cruise Line, which

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HAVANA –– British Prince Charles and his wife Camilla embark on a Caribbean tour on Sunday during which they will become the first British royals to visit Communist-run Cuba, even as the island faces rising hostility from the U.K.’s closest ally, the United States. The royals will kick off their

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SPANISH TOWN — The North Sound of Virgin Gorda (just off Bitter End) has been all ‘abuzz this week with an armada of megayacht toys in support of the M/Y GIGI. Including @damenyachtsupport vessel AXIS and all the toys she can carry. Regram photo from @logan_parker10 and #damensupportvessel#megayacht#superyacht#yachtlife#yachting#luxurylifestyle#bvi#britishvirginislands

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