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WASHINGTON — Maybe we’ll have the change the name of the territory to “East Samoa.” That’s because Virgin Islands the fattest people in the Caribbean per capita than any other country or territory in the region. Whether you look to our chief executive Gov. Kenneth Mapp — or his hand-picked

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MIAMI — A low pressure system moving through the region could bring rain to parts of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Hispaniola over the weekend, forecasters said today. As of 6 a.m., the system was over the central Caribbean Sea and was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Forecasters with

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BONN — A delegation from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has arrived at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Germany. While at the event, which runs until November 17, the Bank will join other regional stakeholders in reiterating the urgent need for climate action and resilient recovery in

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SAN JUAN — The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will long be remembered as one of the busiest and most destructive hurricane seasons on record. Five named storms and one tropical depression had already formed by the end of July with little fanfare or destruction, but that rapidly changed with ten

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CHRISTIANSTED — A faulty air compressor led to a generator explosion in the powerhouse at the Limetree Bay Terminals oil storage facility on St. Croix and to this day the incident has not been reported to the appropriate federal authorities, the Virgin Islands Free Press has confirmed. Although one person

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SAN JUAN — Integrating disaster risk management into development policies will minimize damage and loss incurred from natural disasters. This is according to a timely publication released by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), following on the heels of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which devastated

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SANTA CRUZ — The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the vulnerability of populations and infrastructure in coastal areas to natural disasters. A new study by scientists at the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Cantabria, Spain, identifies hotspots of coastal risks throughout the Caribbean

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His eyes bulged out, as the tip of the pistol slammed into the back wall of his throat. The perspiration glistened on the crow’s feet that laced the outer points of his eyes. The warm lulling fog was everywhere again. Perhaps brought in by a Caribbean breeze, it had engulfed

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DISH WITH A VIEW: The director of the Arecibo Observatory, Francisco Cordova poses for a photo at the Observation Deck of the visitor’s Center of the Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on Oct. 16. ARECIBO, Puerto Rico — While the vast majority of Puerto Ricans are living in a technologically deprived state

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FAIR WARNING? The British and Canadian governments issued travel advisories on American territories in the Caribbean. Pictured: Cruz Bay after Hurricane Irma. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The United Kingdom has issued a travel advisory for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico warning its citizens that people here are particularly vulnerable

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