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Richard McDonald Diaz Cuba and Europe sign deal normalizing relations HAVANA — Cuba and the European Union have signed a deal normalizing their relations after years of tensions spawned by disagreement over human rights on the island. Federica Mogherini, the EU’s High Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Cuba Foreign Minister

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp fulfilled his first state of the territory promise to move prisoners at Golden Grove Correctional Facility off-island this week. Mapp said that 105 prisoners were transferred off-island Tuesday morning. Details of the transfer were announced by Mapp and B.O.C. Director Rick Mullgrav at a press

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MANILA, Philipines — The Philippines will impound a suspected North Korean cargo ship docked at a port northwest of Manila and eventually deport its North Korean crewmen in compliance with tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, officials said Saturday. Presidential Communications Undersecretary

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Public Health Ministry is suspicious of a new virus coming into play and hopes that samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) could give some confirmation. Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton told members of the media on Friday that a large number of

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  Upon his return to the territory, Senator Marvin Blyden received a barrage of calls from the residents of the Nadir community regarding weekend construction adjacent to the old gas station. Many of the residents were upset and voiced their concerns to the Senator that a public hearing was not

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SAN JUAN – Federal authorities in Puerto Rico are investigating the origin of almost a half-ton of cocaine seized last week from a shipping container at San Juan port, officials said Saturday. In a statement, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers found 910 pounds (413 kilograms) of cocaine

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MIAMI — A cruise ship on the weekend rescued 16 Cuban migrants trying to sail to the United States on a homemade raft, the U.S. Coast Guard told EFE Sunday. The rafters were taken on board the Carnival Sensation before being turned over to authorities in Cozumel, Mexico, the Carnival

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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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The seized boat in dry dock on St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A French national said that he was physically attacked, shot and robbed at sea off the coast of the South Shore of St. Croix in January, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. It might be the first report

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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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