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KINGSTON –Jamaican health officials confirmed the  nation’s first case of the Zika virus Saturday in a 4-year-old child who recently returned from a trip to Texas. The child, who has now recovered, began showing symptoms Jan. 17 after visiting that U.S. state, Jamaica’s Ministry of Health said in a statement.

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                   Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands government said today that it has an action plan to prevent the spread of the Zika virus. The Preliminary Action Plan was established this week with the assistance of Health Commissioner nominee,

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Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis WASHINGTON – Nine months after the Zika virus was first discovered in South America, international health organizations are still struggling with how to confront what appears to be the largest global public health crisis since Ebola decimated eastern Africa in 2014. U.S. researchers have blasted the

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SANTO DOMINGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents last week arrested two Dominican men who were trying to enter Puerto Rico inside a container on board a vessel arriving from Rio Haina. According to cbp.gov, Oscar Guillermo Aquino-Perez, 30, along with another undocumented man, both from the Dominican

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The government of Japan and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched the $15 million Japan-Caribbean climate change partnership (J-CCCP) on Thursday, in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature

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NEW YORK – A Long Island woman who recently traveled abroad is one of New York’s first confirmed cases of the Zika virus, which health officials say is spreading ”explosively” across the Americas. The news comes as U.S. officials are urging travelers to the Caribbean and Latin America, the Virgin

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 TRUDEAU’S NAVY: HMCS Summerside HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — HMCS Moncton and Summerside sailed out of Halifax harbor on Wednesday headed for the warmer waters of the Caribbean. The two ships will be part of Operation CARIBBE 2016, a multinational campaign to fight drug smuggling in the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean.

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CHARGED: David Martin Benjamin ST. GEORGE’S – Police have formally charged a man in connection with the death of an Atlanta anesthesiologist who was murdered while vacationing in Grenada over the weekend. Dave Martin Benjamin, 27, was covering a portion of his face as police walked him into court on

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MIAMI – Carnival, Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian cruise lines are allowing pregnant women to reschedule their journeys if they had booked a cruise to a destination where a Zika virus health warning is in effect. “Royal Caribbean will assist any pregnant women who do not feel comfortable sailing to countries

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RAPED & HACKED TO DEATH: Jessica Lewis Colker ST. GEORGE’S — U.S. officials on Monday confirmed the death of an Atlanta woman on the Caribbean island of Grenada, amid various media reports that she was killed while walking on the beach with her husband. British media reports indicated Jessica Lewis Colker,

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