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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A record 2.35 tonnes haul of cocaine worth more than $250 million has been discovered in the British Virgin Islands after a covert operation that led to the arrest of one local police officer, the BVI’s police force said. When police arrived at the property, several

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The labor market in Latin America and the Caribbean faces a slow recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the need for “active macro policies” and other measures to promote sustainable development alongside getting people back into the workforce.  That is the main finding of a joint report

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas diver is calling on local fishermen to stop catching parrotfish for people to eat here, saying the fishes daily behavior promotes healthy coral growth. Eladio Camacho of St. Thomas wrote a post on Facebook on Tuesday morning saying that “PARROTFISH ARE IMPORTANT!” “I feel

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ROSEAU — For most people, a passport comes from being born in a country, having a parent from there, marrying a citizen or applying for naturalization. But there are some countries, such as the Caribbean island nations, where citizenship can be obtained in exchange for financial donations and so-called investments.

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SAN JUAN — Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood New Progressive Party won a majority of votes to become the U.S. commonwealth’s next governor, according to official preliminary results released late Saturday. Pierluisi received nearly 33 percent of votes compared with nearly 32 percent obtained by Carlos Delgado of the

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MIAMI — The Atlantic Basin hurricane season is now in uncharted territory. Subtropical Storm Theta formed Monday night in the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, breaking the record for most named storms in a single season. While Theta is no threat to land, it marks a milestone. This is

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SAN JUAN —  U.S. Coast Guard aircrews rescued two men Monday morning from a capsized boat in the British Virgin Islands, and they also rescued a man and a woman from a disabled jet ski Sunday night near Luquillo. In two other separate search and rescue cases during the weekend

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PHILIPSBURG — Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE), the main airport on Saint Martin-Sint Maarten, has announced the hiring of an engineering firm to begin reconstruction on the terminal building project. Construction work is scheduled to begin in 2021. PJIAE announced that the site preparation work will begin within a few

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some 22 of the 43 Americas Boxing Confederation (AMBC) countries will be unable to vote in amateur boxing’s governing body, AIBA’s Congress scheduled for December 12 to 13. Including at least 10 Caribbean countries or territories — the U.S. Virgin Islands is one of the banned. Those

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BASSETERRE — The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis recently reopened for international tourism, welcoming travelers from the United States and around the world. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis announced that the country has withdrawn from the “Caribbean bubble”, which means travellers from all CARICOM Member States are now part of

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