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HAVANA — CARICOM said this weekend that it wants slave reparations from the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands. Cuba pledged its support Friday to the Caribbean Community’s quest to receive an apology and compensation from European powers for the transatlantic slave trade. The Caribbean Community or CARICOM, which has

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If you were planning on popping a Lean Cuisine or DiGiorno in the oven for dinner, you might want to check your freezer. Nestlé issued a voluntary recall for certain DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffer’s products in the U.S. because they could contain small pieces of glass. The company recalled

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission, chaired by Violet Anne Golden, held a public hearing today to take testimony from local and national experts about the problems associated with gambling addictions. Keith Wyte, the executive director of the National Council on Problem Gaming, said if the territory follows

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REMEMBERED: Kowsilla NEW YORK — As March commemorates Women’s History Month, Jahajee Sisters celebrate the legacy of our ancestors on March 31, a legacy built upon resistance and resilience. They also commemorate the Indo-Caribbean women of our time, including activists, organizers, and changemakers who continue to contribute to our legacy;

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Fort Lauderdale woman is believed to be dead after a holiday to St. Thomas ended in disaster when she and her boyfriend were swept into the sea by waves this weekend. Savannah Rae Finn, 22, a student at Florida International University, was on rocks by Peterborg

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ATLANTA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded an initial 90-day emergency contract to implement the USVI vector control plan, an important part of the territory’s response to Zika. Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) was selected by CDC as part of a national vector control contract

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MIAMI – The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says it has arrested a number of Caribbean immigrants among 25 convicted criminals in a major immigration sweep in Central Florida. ICE said that the unidentified Caribbean nationals were from the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and

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President Obama with James Brewster By PATRICK GOODENOUGH/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS SANTO DOMINGO — A little over two years after Obama campaign bundler and LGBT advocate James “Wally” Brewster arrived in the Dominican Republic, accompanied by his spouse, Bob Satawake, to assume his duties as U.S. ambassador, calls

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp fulfilled his first state of the territory promise to move prisoners at Golden Grove Correctional Facility off-island this week. Mapp said that 105 prisoners were transferred off-island Tuesday morning. Details of the transfer were announced by Mapp and B.O.C. Director Rick Mullgrav at a press

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Public Health Ministry is suspicious of a new virus coming into play and hopes that samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) could give some confirmation. Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton told members of the media on Friday that a large number of

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