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ST. JOHN’S — A Caribbean airline that helps tie together the region’s many island nations has been saved from going under — at least for now — by a rescue plan led by the government of Antigua and Barbuda. The 45-year-old LIAT, owned by a handful of regional governments, provides

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SAN JUAN — When people think of the Caribbean, it’s the turquoise seas, clean beaches, coral reefs teeming with fish, turtles and balmy breezes that come to mind. For us, this paradise is what we call home. We depend upon its riches for sustenance and, often, to make a living. It

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SANTO DOMINGO — Six men have been arrested in the brazen ambush shooting of Boston Red Sox icon David “Big Papi” Ortiz that occurred at a crowded nightclub in the Dominican Republic. Prosecutors and police said Wednesday that the suspects set out to kill the retired baseball player to collect an

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WASHINGTON — Komal Samaroo, a leading Caribbean business personality, wants the Caribbean region to be better positioned to benefit from its trading relations with the United States through the removal of trade barriers and expanded American investment in the region. Komal Samaroo, chairman of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers

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CHRISTIANSTED — Cane Bay Films is pleased to announce that filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz’s recent short film, Soléne won the Special Jury Award at the International Outfest Film Festival, Dominican Republic! Bermúdez-Ruiz stated, “It was truly a great honor to receive this award and we are sincerely grateful to Outfest for

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SAN JUAN — The critically endangered largetooth sawfish gained a lifeline as Caribbean countries unanimously agreed to add the species to Annex II of the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol under the Cartagena Convention on World Environment Day Wednesday. Seventeen member governments are thereby obligated to impose strict

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Elite runners from 11 countries are returning to St. Thomas today to compete for top honors in the third cruise marathon challenge as they island hop via the Carnival Fascination ship. The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, in collaboration with St. Thomas Road Runners, will once again

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HAVANA — Cruise line Carnival Corporation is asking a U.S. court to dismiss lawsuits that claim the company profited from confiscated Cuban property, the first such cases brought since the Trump administration made them possible this month. Two U.S. citizens who claim to hold titles to the Havana and Santiago de

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WASHINGTON — Acting Homeland Secretary Kevin McAleenan said that at least 42,000 Caribbean nationals from across the region overstayed their non-immigrant visas and stayed in the United States between October 2017 and September 2018. This figure is contained in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DSH) fiscal year 2018 entry-exit overstay

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MIAMI — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. addressed the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) that took place in Miami Beach this week and said that the tourism industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands is robust — and now is the time for investors to take advantage of what the

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