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HAVANA – Pop star Rihanna danced to Cuban music and sampled local cuisine on an impromptu visit to Havana, the latest big name from the United States music scene to visit Cuba. Rihanna, who hails from Barbados, arrived “on the fly, as we Cubans say”, for an unscheduled visit, said

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  MIAMI  – The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is showcasing new spirits entering the U.S. market for the first time. Organizers say about 26 million cases of rum were sold in the U.S. last year, with sales of premium and spiced rums each growing more than 10 percent. Rum historically

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  Five plane crash survivors were rescued Sunday night in Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard crew confirmed in a news release. The crew had spotted them floating on a life raft in southeast of Nassau, capital of Bahamas. Search and rescue team located the survivors around 10:20 p.m. local time,

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Deathbed photos of Bobbi Kristina Brown are being shopped to media outlets with an asking price of more than $100,000, her family members have confirmed. Leolah Brown, Bobby Brown’s sister, took to Facebook to confirm the authenticity of the images over the weekend after TMZ and Entertainment Tonight reported they

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsIrregularities

  An investigation was underway recently in Trinidad and Tobago over allegations that marijuana was found two years ago in the home of the island nation’s prime minister, according to a new report. Five grams of “a ‘plant like material’ resembling that of marijuana” was found in the private residence of

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France’s President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe this summer. The opening of the ACTe memorial on the site of a former sugar refinery that processed the products of slave plantations “will allow Guadeloupe and the whole of the

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At VIFreepPuerto Rico NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A minor earthquake occurred on the ocean floor 43 miles north-northwest of St. Thomas at 4:49 a.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The U.S. Geological Survey said the underwater quake registered 2.7 on the Richter scale. An earthquake of such small magnitude is typically

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SAN JUAN — July 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates, along with local counsel Gomez Trial Attorneys of San Diego, has filed a lawsuit stemming from Salmonella-contaminated chicken distributed by Foster Farms. Health officials have linked the tainted chicken to over 600

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  THE VALLEY, Anguilla (DPA) – German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere Monday called on FIFA to reform its voting system. The corruption indictments on senior football officials and the re-election of Joseph Blatter as president of world football’s governing body showed that urgent change was needed, he said in a

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsInternational News

  Paris (DPA) – President Francois Hollande left earlier this summer on a four-day, two-nation tour of the Caribbean that included a trip to Cuba – the first such visit by a French head of state since 1898. He will also stop in Haiti and the French overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique,

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