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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Public Health Ministry is suspicious of a new virus coming into play and hopes that samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) could give some confirmation. Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton told members of the media on Friday that a large number of

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MIAMI — The Coast Guard announced late today it has suspended the search for a man who fell overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. Search-and-rescue crews searched a total area of 2,583 square nautical miles before the search was called off, the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 22-year-old British Virgin Islands national pleaded guilty today in federal court in St. Thomas to smuggling illegal aliens into the territory. Ashemba Frett of Road Town, Tortola pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez in U.S. District Court on Veterans Drive to “encouraging and inducing

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I have reported on many tragic stories in the Virgin Islands, however, it’s the stories of our troubled youth that seems to surgically slice away pieces of my heart the most! According to the U.S.V.I.Kids Count Data Book for 2014, nearly 7% of St. Croix teens between the ages of

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WASHINGTON – A dozen new Zika cases are raising worries that the virus may be more easily contracted through unprotected sex than originally believed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that they’re investigating 12 cases where the women’s only known exposure to the Zika virus was through

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — A senior Caribbean Community official says the organization is moving forward with its effort to seek reparations from Britain for slavery. Assistant Secretary General Douglas Slater says Caricom sent a formal letter of complaint to British Prime Minister David Cameron outlining its case for reparations. The Caribbean

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SANTO DOMINGO — A Coast Guard MH-60 helicopter rescue crew hoisted four boaters to safety Thursday afternoon, after their 47-foot sailing catamaran started to sink in the Silver Banks fishing area, approximately 80 nautical miles north of the Dominican Republic. Rescued are four men, three citizens of the United States and

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SAN JUAN – Federal authorities in Puerto Rico are investigating the origin of almost a half-ton of cocaine seized last week from a shipping container at San Juan port, officials said Saturday. In a statement, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers found 910 pounds (413 kilograms) of cocaine

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MIAMI — A cruise ship on the weekend rescued 16 Cuban migrants trying to sail to the United States on a homemade raft, the U.S. Coast Guard told EFE Sunday. The rafters were taken on board the Carnival Sensation before being turned over to authorities in Cozumel, Mexico, the Carnival

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SAN JUAN — Leilani Dominicci has all the typical worries of pregnant women plus a new one spreading across Puerto Rico: the fear she will become infected with the Zika virus and put her baby at risk. Her unease has escalated so much that the 38-year-old attorney barely leaves her

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