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SAN JUAN — The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases. Health Secretary Lorenzo González said Saturday that officials discovered a cache of urgently needed personal protective equipment at a hospital in

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico on Tuesday closed its fourth police station in a week, raising concerns about the ability of it to respond to the coronavirus pandemic as officers accused the government of exposing one of the largest police departments in a U.S. jurisdiction to COVID-19. More than 100

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SANTO DOMINGO —The death rate from the new coronavirus, COVID-19, reached a new high across the Caribbean region Thursday as the number of confirmed cases also continued its steady uptick. The number of people who have so far died from the virus in the Caribbean is now at 104 as

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BASSETERRE —  Students at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) St. Kitts and Nevis returned to the United States via a chartered World Atlantic Airlines MD83 aircraft on Saturday. No passenger was allowed to disembark in St. Kitts and Nevis. The aircraft first stopped at Barbados’ Grantley Adams International

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PHILIPSBURG — The Netherlands government said it has a responsibility to protect the safety and health of the people of Sint Maarten. “These are extraordinary times.” The country is in a partial lockdown and therefore measures will be taken as part of the Government of Sint Maarten’s preparedness, response and mitigation in

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BARBADOS — The United States is mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad.  A total of $1.7 million will be made available to governments in the Eastern Caribbean, which will assist countries in the region to scale up their risk communication

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SANTO DOMINGO —  In the one month it took the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to completely spread across the Caribbean, several islands have successfully managed to contain the spread of the virus, while other islands are actively struggling. As of March 28, the region surpassed the thousand-case threshold with close to 1,100

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SANTO DOMINGO — The death toll in one Caribbean nation hit 20 this morning, which was just under the total number of cases across the region just last night as the regional confirmed cases of COVID-19 spiked past 1,100. The Dominican Republic saw its death toll double today as it

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SANTO DOMINGO — The Dominican Republic has the most new cases of the deadly Chinese virus COVID-19 in the region — six coronavirus patients have died there so far. The DR now has 392 confirmed cases of novel virus, with 80 new cases added Monday. A shocking 775 cases have

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“Everything seems to be one gigantic mistake. We console ourselves by saying that everything has happened as it should not have happened. But it is we who are mistaken, not history. We must learn to look reality in the face; if necessary, we must invent new words and new ideas

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