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FORT-DE-FRANCE – Martinique is just the latest Caribbean country or territory in the Americas to report autochthonous, or local transmission of Zika virus, according to a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Epidemiological report this week. This makes the island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea the 11th

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COZUMEL – An 8-year-old boy drowned onboard Liberty of the Seas on Monday. According to a letter from Royal Caribbean to the guests onboard the ship on the Cruise Law News site, the young child drowned in one of the ship’s pools. The boy was spotted by one of the

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DEAD FROM SWINE FLU AT 28: Stacy Ramkissoon PORT OF SPAIN – The Ministry of Health is awaiting the result of an autopsy on the body of Stacy Ramkissoon, to confirm that she died from the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. If confirmed, it will be the fourth known swine flu

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ORANJESTAD – One of seven Venezuelan men whose boat capsized near Aruba died after he was attacked by a shark while being rescued, the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard said Monday. Two other men perished when they sank with the vessel. Spokesman Roderick Gouverneur told The Associated Press that the shark

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By ZAID JILANI/THE INTERCEPT Caribbean nations have long served as tax havens for the world’s economic elite, with many offering so-called economic citizenship where, for large payments, one can simply buy citizenship in their countries. That can save the 1 percent a pretty penny. Overseas tax evasion costs the U.S.

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TORONTO – Police have arrested two Canadian men for allegedly importing approximately 11.6 gallons of liquid cocaine concealed in more than 40 cartons of orange juice. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers working at the Port of Halifax discovered the about 11.6 gallons of liquid cocaine inside a sea container

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                                          Yandel Tidal, the subscription-based music streaming service owned by hip hop artist Shawn Carter a.k.a. Jay Z, has launched in the Puerto Rico market. The entertainment platform provides members

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By SANTIAGO BARUH and MIGUEL SALAZAR CARACAS — This year’s election cycle in Venezuela has spurred President Nicolás Maduro’s fierce opposition. With a key two-thirds majority in the country’s National Assembly, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (DUM) hopes that its feat will lead to a change in Venezuela’s current domestic and economic policies,

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  BODY RECOVERED: Linnea Veinotte ST. GEORGE’S – The family of missing Canadian university professor Linnea Veinotte has confirmed that the body found on Friday was hers, after Grenadian police said they were awaiting the results of an autopsy for official confirmation. “We are of course devastated at the loss of

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  Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes WASHINGTON – If the newly elected Venezuelan National Assembly votes to cancel that country’s program of subsidized oil sales to Caribbean and Central American nations, the United States will not be able to substitute U.S. oil for Venezuelan oil, a senior U.S. official

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