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PHILIPSBURG — Police say a New Hampshire man was seriously injured in a boating accident recently in Sint Maarten. Jon Binney was heading to the Sint Maarten shore in a dingy Wednesday when he was hit by a speedboat and dragged underneath. “His entire pelvis is crushed his girdle the

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Eight refugees fleeing from Cuba were rescued by a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after they were spotted out at sea just before the sun came up on Sunday morning. The refugees were floating on a row boat that appeared to be attached to barrels, with backpacks and paddles inside. They

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PHILLIPSBURG – Three Syrians traveling with fake Greek passports are being held in the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten, authorities said, while officials in the Central American nation of Honduras reported detaining a Syrian and two Pakistanis traveling by bus Saturday. The St. Maarten public prosecutor’s office said that

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Health’s Juan Figueroa-Serville PARAMARIBO – A new mosquito-transmitted virus called “Zika” could mean more bad news for Caribbean tourism. In response to the latest report by the Caribbean Public Health Agency of five confirmed cases of Zika virus in an unnamed Caribbean country, Grenada has heightened its disease surveillance system,

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Kaylyn Rose Sommer on Norwegian Pearl MIAMI – Federal agents were on hand at the Port of Miami on Sunday to begin an investigation into reports that a 24-year-old woman jumped overboard from a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship as it sailed off the coast of Cuba. Kaylyn Rose Sommer “was

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Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla SAN JUAN – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Interior are joining forces with the Governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to

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GEORGE TOWN – A strong earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck the Caribbean Sea between Honduras and the Cayman Islands last night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake, which struck at 6:39 p.m. local time in Honduras or 7:39 p.m. local time in the Cayman

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TAMPA — Memories of his last hours in Cuba come to Don Perez like a slide show with missing frames. He has a mental image of a giant glass wall in the airport in Havana. Six at the time, Perez stood on one side and his parents on the other.

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – PriceSmart, Inc. announced Friday that for the month of October 2015, net warehouse club sales increased 12.9% to $233.4 million from $206.7 million in October a year earlier. For the two months ended October 31, 2015, net warehouse club sales increased 12.7% to $449.9 million from

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In order to strengthen their agricultural sectors and avoid or mitigate the negative impact of climate change, Caribbean countries should introduce and promote climate resilient food systems, said Juan Cheaz, senior program coordinator Agricultural Policy and Value Chains at the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

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