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KEY WEST — The Coast Guard says a crew of its Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) returned to its home port in Florida after a 59-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea in which four drug vessels were seized, five suspected drug smugglers detained and about 4,000 pounds of cocaine seized with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE -— “Our newly updated Caribbean island report at InternationalLiving.com has seen a spike in web traffic of 225 percent over the last month. And that traffic is up 184 percent over the same period last year,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor, International Living. “Interest in the Caribbean has increased, which is not surprising considering the cold weather

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SAN JUAN (Reuters) — Latin American and Caribbean economic activity will not return to pre-pandemic levels of output until 2023 and GDP per capita will catch up only in 2025, later than other parts of the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday. Among contributing factors, the Fund

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the latest two-part installment of “Traveling with Denella Ri’chard,” the travel expert and former cruise executive explores the beautiful and recently reopened U.S. Virgin Islands, including stops in the territory’s main islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. Ri’chard is joined by a handful of

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CHRISTIANSTED — Rosewood Little Dix Bay and Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina have been awarded top honors in a new survey of Caribbean hotels by U.S. News and World Report. Each hotel earned a gold badge from the magazine, meaning they are in the top 10 percent of properties

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SAN JUAN —  The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon and Sector San Juan marine investigators stopped an illegal passenger-for-hire operation Sunday for the 32-foot dive boat Going Deep near Rincon, Puerto Rico. “Identifying and stopping illegal passenger vessels and preserving the safety of the public is a priority,” Cmdr. Jose

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HAVANA (Reuters) — In a major reform of the state-dominated economy, the Cuban government will allow small private businesses to operate in most fields, eliminating its limited list of activities, state-run media reported today. The measure, coming as the Caribbean island seeks to recover from an economic slump, will expand

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is running low on ganja. Heavy rains followed by an extended drought, an increase in local consumption and a drop in the number of marijuana farmers have caused a shortage in the island’s famed but largely illegal market that experts say is the worst they’ve

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THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPT OF A SPEECH DELIVERED BY PREMIER ANDREW FAHIE OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Good day and God’s Blessings to all the people of the Virgin Islands, from Districts One to Nine. Of course I can’t come home and not tell my people a special hello

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is on a mission to educate travelers that the territory is an American overseas territory.  And as such, travel to St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas or Water Island is within the United States’ domestic jurisdiction. Though not part of the

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