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It is easy to share the excitement felt across the Caribbean at President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. polls. However, a calmer voice within suggests that while the outcome will bring some short-term big-picture policy gains for the region, the extreme political polarization the election highlighted does not bode

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Somebody asked on social media today if $51.00 is too much to pay for about seven pounds of oxtail? Well, it depends where you are buying the oxtails from and who you ask, as the Virgin Islands Free Press found out. The store in question, King’s Food Market in Richmond,

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida — A first of its kind assessment of coral reefs in U.S. waters is again sounding the alarm over the continued decline of these sensitive underwater ecosystems, which scientists deem essential to the health of the world’s oceans amid the environmental effects posed by human activity and climate

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MANAGUA — Hurricane Iota has made landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm, with the Central American region bracing for the possibility of catastrophic damage. Iota crossed into Nicaragua near the town of Haulover, approximately 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta also struck as a Category 4 on

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SANTO DOMINGO -— The USS Sioux City recently assisted in the rescue of a mariner in medical distress while operating in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations in the Caribbean.  The USS Sioux City, a Freedom-variant littoral combat ship launched two years ago, received information about a possible medical

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MANAGUA — Like the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017, Nicaragua and Honduras are expected to face a one-two punch of major hurricanes just weeks apart in the form of Hurricanes Eta and Iota. Tropical Storm Iota was brewing in the Caribbean Sea early today and some families in Honduras are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic native who lived seven months in St. Thomas illegally and undetected admitted in federal court that he returned to the territory after being previously deported. Eilin Castillo-Montano of Santo Domingo pled guilty to illegally reentering the United States after being ordered deported and removed,

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BRIDGETOWN — Agriculture and food systems in Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LAC) stand at a crossroads. The declining visibility to public policy makers of farming and ranching in the rapidly urbanizing region has contributed to the perception that agriculture has diminished in importance and that attention can safely

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MIAMI — As Eta makes its way past Tampa Bay and Theta moves away from the United States, forecasters are keeping an eye on a tropical wave as the record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season continues. According to the National Hurricane Center, the tropical wave has a 90 percent chance of forming within the

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BRIDGETOWN — The first cruise ship to set sail in the Caribbean since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has reported that a passenger on board has tested positive for coronavirus, according to The Points Guy. A reporter for the travel site, Gene Sloan, is aboard the SeaDream 1 and was

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