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FORT-DE-FRANCE — Gunshots were fired overnight at police in Martinique for the second night running, French media reported today, in a sign that unrest triggered by COVID-19 restrictions that has also rocked the nearby island of Guadeloupe. BFM TV, quoting police forces, reported that shootings lasted for several hours and

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BASSE-TERRE — Protesters in French overseas territories in the Caribbean opposing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 clashed again with security forces on Tuesday as the Paris government vowed to restore order. French authorities have extended the curfew imposed on the island of Guadeloupe until Sunday. Hardline opponents of

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POINTE-A-PITRE — French President Emmanuel Macron said violence in Guadeloupe over COVID-19 restrictions had created a “very explosive” situation, as a general strike entered a second week on Monday and many stores remained shuttered after nighttime looting. Hours before Macron’s prime minister and lawmakers from the Caribbean archipelago were to

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Two of the 17 American and Canadian Christian missionaries taken hostage in Haiti last month have been released, the group that arranged for their trip to the Caribbean nation said today, without giving further details. “We have learned that two of the hostages in Haiti were released,” Ohio-based

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LE GOSIER — Residents in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, an overseas territory of France, expressed dismay today after protests against COVID-19 restrictions erupted into rioting and looting for the third day in a row, prompting French authorities to send in police special forces. Road blockades by protesters made traveling

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Colorado and Brown each will look to leave the territory on a two-game winning streak when they meet in the fourth-place game at the Paradise Jam basketball tournament in St. Thomas tomorrow. The Buffaloes (4-1) are coming off an 84-76 overtime victory Saturday against Duquesne in a game in which

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DALLAS — After a remarkable tourism performance over the past 12 months, the U.S. Virgin Islands is getting back to basics and strengthening its relationship with its airline partners. During a visit to American Airlines’ newly minted headquarters in Dallas last week, Governor Albert Bryan thanked the carrier for its

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SAN FRANCISCO — An app that allows users to create and share videos that blend elements of the physical and virtual worlds was launched on Tuesday, with financing from James Murdoch and entertainment industry backers. Octi, which has been updated from an earlier version, seeks to capitalize on burgeoning consumer

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HAVANA — A rallying cry for protests in Cuba in favor of greater civil rights fell flat on Monday as most Cuban dissidents stayed home in the face of government pressure, appearing to end a standoff on the same day the Caribbean island reopened its borders to tourists. Dissidents have

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HAVANA — Cuba opens its borders next week signaling new opportunity for pandemic-weary travelers and the island’s tourism industry, but for U.S. citizens getting there requires jumping through hoops like never before, according to the heads of eight U.S. tour agencies. Former President Donald Trump ended cruise ship dockings, reduced flights

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