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Lorna Smith, head of British Virgin Islands Finance and wife of the premier, has said that forcing a public register “smacks of colonialism.” ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Britain’s overseas territories are considering declaring independence as they revolt against the government’s threat to deploy colonial powers to change their financial systems.

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SAN JUAN — We’re still almost a month away from the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, so why are we already looking at tropical weather warnings? A weak low pressure center forecast to develop near Cuba could prove interesting this weekend as it swirls westward into the Caribbean Sea.

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BUENOS AIRES — The numbers are sobering. When Hurricanes Irma and Maria battered the Caribbean last fall, the region lost nearly one million visitors and an estimated $900 million in tourism-related spending. But as bad as those figures appear, the worst is yet to come. As hotels, restaurants, resorts and island

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Britain agreed on Tuesday to order its overseas territories such as the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands to make secretive company ownership information public by the end of 2020 to try to tackle corruption and tax avoidance. The move was hailed as a major victory

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MIAMI — The number of people who get diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled in the United States in recent years, federal health officials told the New York Times today. Since 2004, at least nine such diseases have been newly discovered or introduced into

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MIAMI — A Canadian known as “Russian Mike” who has been charged in the drug trafficking case involving notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman sought Thursday to block his extradition to the U.S. from the Caribbean. Mykhaylo Koretskyy, who was born in Ukraine, appeared before a three-judge panel

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BRIDGETOWN — Patricia Scotland is meeting with leaders in the Caribbean to explore the Commonwealth’s role in minimizing the impact of extreme weather events as the region’s hurricane season approaches. The Secretary-General said it was a worrying time for leaders. “The threat of life-changing, economy-decimating, apocalyptic storms and hurricanes is

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BRIDGETOWN  — The United Nations says its trained law enforcement units have logged record high cocaine seizures at seaports in the Caribbean and Latin America. On Wednesday, the U.N. said the units intercepted huge shipments of the illegal drugs being trafficked through seaports this year, including 2.8 tons of cocaine

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THE VALLEY — When someone says Caribbean, I am sure most people think idyllic beaches, sunshine and relaxation. When I hear the word, I think remarkable wildlife and lush habitats teeming with a delightful array of animals and plants. Reflecting on Charles Darwin and his groundbreaking discoveries about how species

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SAN JUAN — Florida-based Silver Airways has bought the Caribbean’s largest regional airline — Seaborne. Officials say Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary until the two airlines merge next year. It will continue to serve 12 airports, including those in Puerto Rico and other nearby islands

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