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HAMBURG – A virologist at the Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Germany has suggested that Zika virus infection is the only vector-borne disease that may be transmitted by sexual intercourse. The first suggestion that you could get Zika virus infection from both a mosquito as well as a sexual

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Trinidad’s Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh PORT OF SPAIN – Swine flu (H1N1) has claimed its fifth victim in Trinidad and the government there says the number of confirmed cases has risen from 29 to 46, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh confirmed

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Rum festival organizer George Moore FREDERIKSTED – The first Annual St. Croix Rum Festival “Flavor of Rum” kicks off this spring with cooking competitions, fashion shows, rum tasting and sightseeing tours, organizers said. The festival, which celebrates the historical ties between rum-making and the Big Island, will be held at

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Ministry of Health says it is monitoring eight suspected cases of the Zika virus. At a press conference on Friday, Minister of Health John Boyce said samples will be sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago for confirmatory testing and the

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           Guyana’s Dr. George Norton GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Ministry of Public Health has received confirmation that a Guyanese patient who was hospitalized after displaying symptoms of swine flu has been infected with the H1N1 virus which causes the disease. The patient who was being treated

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Gen. John Kelly of the U.S. Southern Command WASHINGTON – The number of Islamic extremists in the Caribbean intent on attacking Western targets has crept upward in the last year, the U.S. general overseeing security in Latin and South America said Friday. These would-be attackers largely come from former British

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  CONVICTED: Rohan Myers of Jamaica FORT LAUNDERDALE – A Jamaican national who crammed more than 6.5 pounds of cocaine into his long-legged compression underwear in an unsuccessful drug-smuggling attempt was sentenced Wednesday to 2.5 years in federal prison. Rohan Myers, 40, was arrested in September at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International

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  D.R. Central Bank Governor Héctor Valdez SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The economy of the Dominican Republic grew 7 percent last year and established itself as the most robust in the Latin American and Caribbean region, officials said Wednesday. Central Bank Governor Héctor Valdez credited in part the drop in

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    The Panamian-flagged Chem Venus MEXICO CITY – The Mexican Navy says it has rescued nine Cuban migrants found adrift in a makeshift boat off Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The Navy said Thursday the private, Panama-flagged tanker ship Chem Venus spotted the Cubans on Tuesday. The Navy dispatched a ship

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Cuba’s Raul Castro sits down with President Obama HONOLULU — President Obama may go to Cuba this year if its government bolsters its human rights record and opens its doors more fully to American business in the coming weeks, a senior advisor to the president said over the weekend. Obama

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