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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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CAIRO – Egypt is to extradite a Frenchman to the Dominican Republic for his alleged involvement in the escape of two pilots sentenced to prison in a drugs case, an official said Saturday. The prosecution ordered the extradition of Christophe Naudin, a criminologist and aviation security expert who was arrested

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BRIDGETOWN – Some 68 media professionals met in Barbados this week to discuss threats to freedom of the press in the Caribbean. The people gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Bridgetown came from 13 different CARICOM-member states to attend the two-day seminar from Feb. 23-24. “The basis of the rights

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The Zika virus might be more damaging to a fetus than research to this point has previously suggested, potentially causing a range of life-threatening birth defects, a new report says. The stillborn baby of a 20-year-old Brazilian woman infected with Zika had almost no brain tissue, which is a birth

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By WESLEY SMALL/V.I. FREE PRESS COLUMNIST Who Are The Real Pirates Of The Carribean? These days you can’t even take a pleasure cruise off shore without getting mugged at sea! Recently the V.I. Free Press reported a chilling story of a French National who was shot, stabbed, beaten, and robbed

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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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      Buckeye President Khalid Muslih CARACAS – A saturated oil storage network in the Caribbean is forcing some South American and African producers to keep selling crude at prices that do not cover production costs, brokers and sources told Reuters. Low price environments typically motivate producing and trading

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SAN JUAN — The Caribbean on Tuesday reported a surge in tourism for 2015 that easily surpassed the global growth rate as it set new arrival and spending records , though there are concerns the mosquito-borne Zika virus could put a dent in those numbers this year. Nearly 29 million

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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 of Cuba.

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