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WARNING SIGNS: A warning sign stands at the entrance of the PDVSA/BOPEC Brasil Terminal in Rincon Bonaire on the Caribbean Netherlands island of Bonaire, Monday, May 7, 2018, where Venezuela refines and stores its heavy crude. U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips is pressing for control of Venezuela’s key offshore operations in

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PORT OF SPAIN — While Chikungunya and Zika, which swept the region in 2014 and 2016, are not expected back anytime soon, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning residents to “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” It says that’s because the

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WILLEMSTAD — Venezuela’s Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) will let the 335,000 barrel-per-day refinery it leases in Curacao halt operations once crude inventories are exhausted as no new shipments are planned to the Caribbean following ConocoPhillips’s legal actions, according to two sources. PDVSA is also changing its trade arrangements to

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CARACAS — Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA suspended oil storage and shipping from its Caribbean facilities following a move by ConocoPhillips to temporarily seize the firm’s assets on four islands, according to a PDVSA source and Reuters data. PDVSA has begun concentrating most shipping in its main crude terminal of

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TEGUCIGALPA — Honduran authorities seized 319 kilos of cocaine on a Panamanian-flagged ship in Caribbean waters in an operation that also arrested two Colombians and one Honduran, an official source said. The vessel was intercepted on April 29 by a patrol of the Honduran Naval Force off the coast of the

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor has released a plan that outlines how his administration will use $1.5 billion in federal funds to help the U.S. commonwealth recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Ricardo Rossello said today that at least $817 million will go to rebuilding single-family homes, and another

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CARACAS — U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips has moved to take Caribbean assets of Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award over a decade-oil nationalization of its projects in the South American country, according to three sources familiar with its actions. The U.S. firm targeted facilities on the islands

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WANTED MAN: The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of Kofi Edwards of Trinidad and Tobago. NEW YORK — The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for help leading to the arrest of a Caribbean immigrant, who is wanted for his alleged involvement

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LONDON — Britain has incurred the wrath of several of its overseas territories by backing measures to force them to publish unprecedented levels of information about who owns the companies based in their jurisdictions by 2020. Territories including the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands fear that the new

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MIAMI — Passengers aboard a seven-day Carnival cruise to the western Caribbean could be forgiven if they felt they were trapped in a scene from a “Titanic” sequel. Video and photographic footage from a Thursday flood on the Carnival Dream, caused by a break in the ship’s fire suppression system,

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