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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Conservation efforts to protect an endangered Asian turtle continue in the British Virgin Islands, according to noted philanthropist Sir Richard Branson. “Two very rare baby Burmese tortoises were recently born on Necker Island,” Branson said. “A beautiful species that is critically endangered. Really proud of the

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BOGOTA — Some 9,000 migrants are stranded in a Caribbean municipality in Colombia amid a surge of people passing through on their way to north America following the re-opening of international borders post-lockdown, the Colombian migration agency said. The irregular migrants – who are mostly Haitians but also include Venezuelans

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HAVANA — COVID-19 continues to inflict a devastating toll on the Americas, with Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador and Paraguay among the countries with the world’s highest weekly death rates, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today. Cases have more than doubled in the United States over the last week,

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BRIDGETOWN — Antonio Mellino, the Executive chef at Quattro Passi will open QP Bistro the 22, October 2021 and Quattro Passi at The Cliff at the end of November. Quattro Passi in Nerano, Italy, is acclaimed as the best on the Amalfi Coast with two Michelin stars. Bringing the flavours

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president today asserted his country’s right to send fuel to Cuba and said U.S. sanctions on the island were “inhumane,” after a diesel cargo shipped by Mexico’s state-run oil company Petroleos Mexicanos arrived in Cuba’s Havana port. Mexico’s left-leaning President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has criticized the

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SAN JOSE — Relentless rainfall in the Caribbean region caused at least two deaths amid severe flooding and major infrastructure damage in northern and eastern Costa Rica, authorities said on Monday. Two people were killed and another two were missing, according to the Red Cross in Costa Rica. Some 3,000

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Back in 2019, millions of people were planning or dreaming of trips overseas or in their own country for the following year. Then the pandemic struck and travel plans were shelved. Very few people realized that it would be at least 2021 before they could think about going on vacation

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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the opening session of the eleventh Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-United Nations General Meeting: Let me begin by thanking you for taking part in this eleventh CARICOM-UN General Meeting. The two years since our last Meeting have proved to be

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands is doing twice as good as the rest of the Caribbean in terms of the number of vaccinations given, but still lags far behind the United States among those fully vaccinated — making herd immunity even harder to reach here — if not

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haiti became Latin America and the Caribbean’s first independent state of the colonial era and the first Black-led republic when it threw off French rule in the 19th century. But it has suffered cycles of violence, invasion and repression for most of its subsequent history, including the dynastic

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