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PARIS — The U.N. Development Program (UNDP) announced its support to Caribbean leaders gathered today during the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone” to support the parts of the region decimated by some of the most powerful hurricanes to ever cross the Atlantic in

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CHRISTIANSTED — The familiar brick red sails of the Schooner Roseway are back in St. Croix. For the twelfth consecutive season, Roseway has returned to Christiansted, where the tall ship will harbor in Gallows Bay through March. World Ocean School, the non-profit organization that operates Roseway, is currently working with

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KINGSTON — A New York woman was found dead in Jamaica, lying on the side of the road with her throat slashed. Desiree Gibbon, 26, of Queens, was found along the roadway in Anchovy in the Parish of Saint James on Saturday. Residents stumbled across her body around 9:15 a.m.

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CHRISTIANSTED — The owners of Caravelle Hotels & Casino said today that it acquired the 44-room King Christian Hotel and the 36-room Company House Hotel. Each of the two hotels are located in this historic waterfront town of St. Croix. “The company’s purchase of The King Christian and Company House

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CHRISTIANSTED — Today is the last day of the highly active, deadly and destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, but Virgin Islanders will feel its impact for years. Politicians are still scrambling to determine how much of the next territorial budget will be dedicated to covering losses that may or may

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WILLEMSTAD — An upcoming auction of historical items at Christie’s in New York includes a 1798 letter from leaders of the Jewish community of the Caribbean island of Curacao protesting the anti-Semitism of the French colonial ruler. The two-page manuscript, written by community leaders David Cohen Henriquez and Jacob de Castro, protested a

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CRUZ BAY — Canada’s largest online travel company says Trunk Bay on St. John is one of the Top 10 beaches in the world. FlightNetwork, enlisted more than 600 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies to rate the world’s 50 best beaches, and the National Park beach on St. John

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PORT OF SPAIN – A Sub-Regional Consultation for the Caribbean towards a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is being held today in Trinidad and Tobago. The two-day event began yesterday. Hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, these consultations are organized by IOM, the UN

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SAN JUAN — For the first six months of 2017, data compiled shows that the region welcomed 16.6 million international tourists or 800,000 more than 2016. The Caribbean welcomed nearly a million more tourists than the same period last year for the first half of 2017, according to a regional tourism

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  BRIDGETOWN — Caribbean hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent following two Category 5 hurricanes, which struck several destinations in the region in September. Scott Stollmeyer, Managing Director, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean for CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers, made

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