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The rapidly spreading Zika virus is discouraging many Americans from traveling to the Caribbean and Latin America, with 41 percent of those aware of the disease saying they are less likely to take such a trip, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. The poll is the latest sign the virus, suspected to

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The Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world. But the Zika virus outbreak is putting U.S. travelers off of visiting the Caribbean and Latin America – with 41 per cent planning to steer clear. Tour firms have yet to report dips due to the virus –

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Juwan Thompson of St. Croix could play today SAN FRANCISCO – If you’re from the Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico you might have feelings for Super Bowl 50 based on your roots today. That’s because the Denver Broncos third option at running back is someone who was born on St.

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The World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of the Zika virus an international public health emergency, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries powerful new tools to fight it. The outbreak of Zika, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, began in Brazil last

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SAN JUAN – Seven people have been arrested after Customs officials in Puerto Rico found 24 pounds (11 kilograms) of cocaine aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship just as it was getting ready to set sail. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that a canine doing cabin inspections aboard the

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SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier was commissioned into service during a military ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector in Puerto Rico on Friday afternoon. According to a news release from the Coast Guard, Napier is the 15th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to be commissioned in

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Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis WASHINGTON – Nine months after the Zika virus was first discovered in South America, international health organizations are still struggling with how to confront what appears to be the largest global public health crisis since Ebola decimated eastern Africa in 2014. U.S. researchers have blasted the

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SANTO DOMINGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents last week arrested two Dominican men who were trying to enter Puerto Rico inside a container on board a vessel arriving from Rio Haina. According to cbp.gov, Oscar Guillermo Aquino-Perez, 30, along with another undocumented man, both from the Dominican

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NEW YORK – A Long Island woman who recently traveled abroad is one of New York’s first confirmed cases of the Zika virus, which health officials say is spreading ”explosively” across the Americas. The news comes as U.S. officials are urging travelers to the Caribbean and Latin America, the Virgin

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   Limetree Bay Boss: Jerry Ashcroft CHRISTIANSTED – Limetree Bay Terminals on St. Croix is poised to make a fast turnaround by April because its tanks have been “well-maintained” since it was closed in January 2012, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Limetree Bay Terminals acquired the facility with

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