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WASHINGTON — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to redouble efforts to vaccinate their populations in the wake of ongoing measles outbreaks in the Americas. PAHO is also urging the countries to strengthen surveillance to detect possible patients and implement measures to quickly respond to any

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MIAMI — If you’re someone who books a cruise to let your hair down — whether that means partying with a cocktail or several, hitting the nightclubs, throwing your hands up in the air as you zip down a waterslide, or even seeking out a romantic fling a la The

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Training Officer, at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Carishma Hicks said that CARIBE WAVE 18 provided an opportunity for the British Virgin Islands to test its tsunami warning systems, contingency plans, and promote tsunami preparedness. Hicks said following the passage of Hurricanes Maria and Irma

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MIAMI — The death toll from Hurricane Irma‘s catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S. has risen to 44 fatalities directly caused by its strong winds and heavy rains, plus 85 fatalities indirectly linked to the storm, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

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PORT OF SPAIN — New research from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming. “We are seeing alterations to local reef fish populations due to warming ocean temperatures, particularly in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some 2,000 years ago there was likely a thriving Taino community in the heart of St. Thomas. In 2013, contractors began turning up shards of pottery and other artifacts during otherwise routine roadwork on Main Street near Market Square. Work was temporarily halted and archeologists were called

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The European Union, without justification, has added the U.S. Virgin Islands to its list of “non-cooperative jurisdictions” for tax purposes. There is no evidence that the U.S. Virgin Islands has been used to evade or avoid any taxes imposed by European Union Member States, according to Lonnie

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GEORGETOWN — The National Disaster Management Agency in Grenada, has raised the alert level for the underwater volcano, Kick ‘em Jenny from yellow to orange because the activities have increased. The agency says it has been working with the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies in

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SAN JUAN — Almost six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into several Caribbean countries, the Canadian government is warning its citizens about travel to two islands impacted by the horrific storms. An updated travel advisory by the Government of Canada as of Friday, March 9th, warns Canadians to

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BRIDGETOWN — Biodiversity in the Caribbean Sea is at serious risk, scientists are warning, with illegal fishing reducing fish stocks and placing the marine environment under increasing strain. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), between 20 and 30 percent of fishing in Caribbean waters is illegal, unreported and unregulated, and worth as much as $750 million every year.”I cannot say what it’s due

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