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BEIJING — The serious threat to U.S. hegemony in the Pacific posed by China is hardly a secret. Chinese aggression in the South China Sea, including the construction of artificial islands in the waters of the Philippines, has been an issue for several years now. Then there is the increased

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SAN JUAN — An online scam that targeted Puerto Rican agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, police said Thursday, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances during an economic crisis. Authorities have frozen at least $2.9 million, said an official who was not authorized to comment

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FORT LAUDERDALE — A Caribbean cruise has been cut short after more than 300 people on board the ship began vomiting and suffering from diarrhea. The Caribbean Princess was carrying more than 3,000 passengers and more than 1,100 crew members on a two-week trip that began on February 2. But

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MIAMI — As the U.S. continues to enforce strict travel restrictions on travelers from China over the coronavirus outbreak, an increasing number of Caribbean nations are also doing the same, while taking steps to screen arriving passengers at their ports of entry. In recent days, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas,

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BEIJING — Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. said this weekend it would ban guests holding China, Hong Kong or Macau passports from boarding its ships amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. The company’s new protocols come in the wake of the fast-spreading virus, which has killed at least 774 people and

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SAN JUAN — The screams echoed across Puerto Rico when Jennifer Lopez unfurled a feather cape representing the flag of the U.S. commonwealth during the Super Bowl’s halftime show, a moment that many were still replaying and sharing on Monday. The move came at a trying time for those on

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SAN JUAN — There’s been another earthquake just off the southern coast of Puerto Rico. The 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck around 9:45 a.m. today about 14 miles southeast of Guanica, the United States Geological Survey said. Information about injuries or damage was not immediately available. The latest earthquakes comes as

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KINGSTON — A major 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit off the northwest coast of Jamaica today about 78 miles west of the Cayman Islands. But no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at latitude 19.3, longitude 78.8 and released the energy equivalent of 84 atomic bombs at 2:10 p.m. today at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The second of two men arrested for attempting to smuggle more than 1,307 pounds of marijuana by boat into the region has been found guilty, authorities said. Cristian Valencia Mendoza of Colombia was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession

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KINGSTON — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today that the United States is not seeking to divide Caribbean bloc CARICOM after some governments voiced discontent that only certain countries had been invited to meetings with him in Jamaica. “There’s no intent from the United States to divide CARICOM,

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