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  An investigation was underway recently in Trinidad and Tobago over allegations that marijuana was found two years ago in the home of the island nation’s prime minister, according to a new report. Five grams of “a ‘plant like material’ resembling that of marijuana” was found in the private residence of

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France’s President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe this summer. The opening of the ACTe memorial on the site of a former sugar refinery that processed the products of slave plantations “will allow Guadeloupe and the whole of the

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  THE VALLEY, Anguilla (DPA) – German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere Monday called on FIFA to reform its voting system. The corruption indictments on senior football officials and the re-election of Joseph Blatter as president of world football’s governing body showed that urgent change was needed, he said in a

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  Paris (DPA) – President Francois Hollande left earlier this summer on a four-day, two-nation tour of the Caribbean that included a trip to Cuba – the first such visit by a French head of state since 1898. He will also stop in Haiti and the French overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique,

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  NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash., July 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy’s venerable EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman Corporation, has been a fixture at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and in the nation’s carrier-based strike forces since 1971. On Saturday, June

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  Speaking at the inauguration of a memorial and cultural center in Guadeloupe devoted to the history of slavery, French President François Hollande evoked France’s “debt” toward its former slaveholding colony of Haiti but also appeared to reject the idea of monetary reparations. “When I go to Haiti, I will,

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  TALLINN — (LETA) – Estonian citizens are now able to travel without a visa for the purpose of short-term tourism to St. Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Samoa, Vanuatu and East Timor for up to 90 days within a 180 days period, Estonian foreign

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A story is told of a visit by an African Minister for Health to a Latin American country. On being met at the airport by his counterpart, he was invited into a customised private chopper. Curiously, the African minister enquired from his host as they were airborne: “You must be

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Five Dutch police officers have been suspended from their duties after a man from the Caribbean island of Aruba died of suffocation following his arrest at a music festival, prosecutors said Wednesday. The death of Mitch Henriquez, 42, who was on holiday visiting relatives in the Netherlands, on Sunday sparked

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  MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela, July 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Caribbean booking website Caribbean Winds has once again increased its hotel offerings, giving sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts even more slices of paradise to choose from than ever before. Inspired by CEO Paul Caswell’s passion for the region, Caribbean

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