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SANTO DOMINGO — The death toll in one Caribbean nation hit 20 this morning, which was just under the total number of cases across the region just last night as the regional confirmed cases of COVID-19 spiked past 1,100. The Dominican Republic saw its death toll double today as it

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SANTO DOMINGO — The Dominican Republic has the most new cases of the deadly Chinese virus COVID-19 in the region — six coronavirus patients have died there so far. The DR now has 392 confirmed cases of novel virus, with 80 new cases added Monday. A shocking 775 cases have

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“Everything seems to be one gigantic mistake. We console ourselves by saying that everything has happened as it should not have happened. But it is we who are mistaken, not history. We must learn to look reality in the face; if necessary, we must invent new words and new ideas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Guyanese national who was deported previously as an “aggravated felon” is accused of coming to the United States again illegally. Warren Michael Whyte of Georgetown was charged with entering the United States after having been deported and removed, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Whyte made

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KINGSTOWN — In the Caribbean and Latin America, Jamaica, Panama and Honduras are all confirming that they have at least one case of the novel coronavirus. And the COVID-19 viral disease that has swept into at least 114 countries and killed more than 4,000 people is now officially a pandemic,

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SAN JUAN — The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have destined an additional $37.8 million in funds for 116 recovery and reconstruction projects in Puerto Rico.  The funds were approved between Feb. 28 and Mar. 6 and include more than $1.2 million for the Ponce

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SAN JUAN — Silver Airways will launch its newest aircraft in the region.  The Fort Lauderdale-based carrier, which has a network of flights to The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean (the latter out of its hub in Puerto Rico), is set to launch four new ATR-600 series planes in the

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CABO ROJO, Puerto Rico — Abdiel Vélez stands with perfect balance as his boat dips and sways with the sea. Such scenes are disappearing along with local fishermen like Vélez, who fear the erosion of a craft passed down for generations. As a changing climate increases ocean surface temperatures around

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CORAL GABLES, Florida — Building on the success of its 2019 training initiatives, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is planning to expand its hospitality training programs and scholarship support in the Caribbean in 2020. The annual New York Times Travel Show fundraising drive saw strong support,

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SANTO DOMINGO — Health authorities in the Dominican Republic, St. Martin and St. Barts said today that the coronavirus is present in at least one patient in their respective countries. In Santo Domingo, a 62-year-old Italian man was transferred today to an isolation room in a military hospital near the

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