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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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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — A senior Caribbean Community official says the organization is moving forward with its effort to seek reparations from Britain for slavery. Assistant Secretary General Douglas Slater says Caricom sent a formal letter of complaint to British Prime Minister David Cameron outlining its case for reparations. The Caribbean

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MIAMI — A cruise ship on the weekend rescued 16 Cuban migrants trying to sail to the United States on a homemade raft, the U.S. Coast Guard told EFE Sunday. The rafters were taken on board the Carnival Sensation before being turned over to authorities in Cozumel, Mexico, the Carnival

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS My trip to Cuba was indeed a wonderful experience. Whenever I travel, I spend time observing the area – its people, culture, economy, and surroundings – and think about what we in the Virgin Islands can

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS Today was our last day in Cuba and amongst one of the busiest. We were given the exclusive opportunities to meet and speak with persons at a vocational trade school and a public health clinic to

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS Sadly, we are quickly approaching the last day of our trip, which is tomorrow. We still had today, though, and it was filled with much exploration in the beautiful and well preserved city of Trinidad on the southern cost

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS On the sixth day of our trip, we said goodbye to Havana and traveled toward the southern shore of Cuba and the city of Cienfuegos. We stopped at various sites on the way. The first site

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS On day five of my Cuban adventure, we traveled west out of Havana to the beautiful countryside. Our excursion led us through the Sierra del Rosario mountain range. It was a scenic drive through many different

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