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WASHINGTON –Hepatitis C alone kills more people in the United States on a yearly basis than HIV. And the first report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on viral hepatitis reveals the enormous scale of this silent epidemic in the Caribbean and Latin America,  and advocates an organized response

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Seven years on from the devastating earthquake in Haiti, countries from across the region are working hard to reduce the risks posed by seismic threats, as part of their wider drive towards sustainable development. The magnitude-7.0 quake of January 12, 2010, claimed at least 150,000 lives and

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BEACH NOT SAFE: Rainbow Beach in Frederiksted FREDERIKSTED — Six beaches on St. Croix and St. John failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said today that Great Cruz Bay and

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BALES AND BALES OF COKE: Cocaine seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents near the Dominican Republic on January 2, 2017. SANTO DOMINGO — Agents from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations unit detected a vessel laden with 2,000 pounds of cocaine in the region early

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian police have evacuated some 50 U.S. citizens to safety after attempted attacks by supporters of Haitian Senator-elect Guy Philippe, who was arrested and extradited to the United States last week, a police official said on Monday. Philippe, long wanted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and remembered

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 A HUNGRY BAT IS AN ANGRY BAT! STONY BROOK, N.Y.  — Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a model to estimate how long evolutionary forces would take to restore natural balance among mammalian communities plagued by extinction. For the Caribbean’s New World leaf-nosed bats, the most varied and diverse

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NOT SAFE: Frenchman’s Bay in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in St. Thomas failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said today that Coki Point, Vessup Bay, Bluebeard’s and Frenchman’s

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FAILED WATER TEST: John Brewers Bay beach in St. Thomas near the University of the Virgin Islands CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in the territory — three in St. Thomas and one in St. John — failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this

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HAS UMPTEEN BODYGUARDS TO ‘PROTECT HIS PERSONAL DIGNITY’: But no one in the bloated territorial government has been assigned by Gov. Ken Mapp of New York to get matching federal funds to fight Zika virus on par with Puerto Rico. The question is: why not? SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico

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THE MAPPSTER: Red-eyed and bushy-tailed at his inauguration in 2015 from overindulgence. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s not-so-subtle ‘war’ on Caucasian people continues … This time the “honorable” governor (who introduced legislation when he was in the Senate demanding that Senators and Governors be officially called “honorable”) is telling

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