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GENEVA — Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. “This elimination is the result of our strong political commitment to public health and of making the

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WASHINGTON — We all know how great San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan has been for not only the city of San Antonio but also for the territory. Tim has raised a lot of money, food and more for the Islands as they were devastated by recent hurricanes. During the House

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FREDERIKSTED – The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) has pledged its support to Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria damaged four roofs at Flambouyant Gardens, a 56 apartment complex for low-income seniors and persons with physical disabilities. A few days after Hurricane Maria, extensive rains filled

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ORLANDO — Florida Rep. Darren Soto, with other Congressional Democrats, is pushing for legislation that would hopefully, and finally, give the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico the help they need. On Tuesday, more than two months after Hurricane Maria and Irma’s eyes passed over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico,

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The government of the British Virgin Islands was faced with housing about 300 persons in emergency shelters following the devastation left as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma, followed by the impact of Hurricane Maria two weeks later. The Department of Disaster Management

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WASHINGTON — Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren unveiled a massive $146 billion “Marshall plan” for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico with several other senators on Tuesday. The plan includes immediate relief for the islands’ cash-strapped governments, billions more for economic development and renewable energy and Medicaid and Medicare

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WILLEMSTAD — An upcoming auction of historical items at Christie’s in New York includes a 1798 letter from leaders of the Jewish community of the Caribbean island of Curacao protesting the anti-Semitism of the French colonial ruler. The two-page manuscript, written by community leaders David Cohen Henriquez and Jacob de Castro, protested a

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HELPING HANDS: The U.S. Army has signed a contract with the Louis Berger Group to support temporary power to parts of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands that remain without electricity since the islands were slammed by Hurricane Maria in September. Picture, members of the Army deliver supplies to people

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Like legions of other Americans, Steven Richards headed to the market Tuesday in hopes of finding that perfect holiday turkey. There’s little else that will be traditional this Thanksgiving for Richards, his islander neighbors, or his friends in the Mormon branch over which he presides. “I hope

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