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  SANTO DOMINGO — Accusing the Dominican Republic of dumping undocumented Haitian-born immigrants at the border “like dogs,” Haiti’s foreign minister Wednesday called on the international community to break its silence on the mushrooming migration crisis to help both nations find “a more humane treatment or approach.” Foreign Minister Lener

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  HAVANA — As the United States and Cuba mend ties, colleges in both countries are forming partnerships that once were heavily restricted. Only months after the US eased travel restrictions, several colleges have struck agreements with Cuban schools to create exchange programs for students and faculty. More U.S. colleges

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“Sugar Cane Alley” 1983 PORT OF SPAIN — The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival has unveiled its first selections for this year’s edition of the Festival with the announcement that ten classic Caribbean films will form part of the 2015 lineup. These ten films will screen in a special sidebar

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  NEWARK –A New Jersey man was indicted Friday for allegedly using his aircraft parts brokering company in a 19-year conspiracy to launder scrapped and rejected jet engine parts, authorities said. Gideon Vaisman, 75, is also accused of filing false tax returns to avoid paying taxes related to his business, U.S.

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  The Promise of Heaven The most important aspect of Christianity for the enslaved was the promise of heaven – a promise made by plantation owners. This idea preached the notion that for all the suffering that is done in the physical world, your soul will be preserved and you

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsSports News

The 17th Pan Am Games begin today July 10 and continue until July 26. The Para Pan Am Games will begin August 7 and run until the 15th. The U.S. Virgin Islands has 18 athletes competing in the games. Here are some reasons to pay attention: The Pan Am Games are

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsEducation News

  The 19th triennial Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM) opened Tuesday in Nassau, Bahamas with a call to ‘act now’ to ensure education goals are prioritized and adequately funded. Susan Hopgood, President of Education International, which represents 30 million education employees globally, told Ministers and delegates: “We need to

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsCrime News

  The videos on social media show five burly police officers and one man on the ground in a stranglehold. Mitch Henriquez, a black man from Aruba, died soon afterwards and three nights of rioting ensued in an immigrant quarter in The Hague. Was his skin colour a factor? THE

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Thomas News

By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the second time in four days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 2.7 in magnitude and occurred

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsPuerto Rico News

As Greece threatens the European order with its inability to pay a suffocating debt, Puerto Rico teeters on the verge of similar collapse. The crisis has driven millions of American citizens into poverty, out of their homes and – increasingly – on to the US mainland. Years of migration and

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