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PORT OF SPAIN — Mastercard and Trinidad & Tobago International Financial Center (TTIFC) announced their partnership to develop and implement strategic solutions that advance digital and financial inclusion by supporting fintech companies on the island. This agreement between Mastercard and TTIFC will accelerate digitalization. Through this partnership, Mastercard will leverage

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SANTIAGO — Maritime freight loaded and discharged in Latin America and the Caribbean is estimated to have fallen by 3.4 percent between 2019 and 2020, according to UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2021 published today. This was a period when exports and imports fell in almost all regions, due to the COVID-19

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SAN JUAN — A Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan crew rescued two men Tuesday and recovered the body one other from the water, after they were dragged by the strong currents just off a Condado beach in Puerto Rico. The two survivors were Good Samaritans, one a local surfer

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SAN FRANCISCO — An app that allows users to create and share videos that blend elements of the physical and virtual worlds was launched on Tuesday, with financing from James Murdoch and entertainment industry backers. Octi, which has been updated from an earlier version, seeks to capitalize on burgeoning consumer

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SAN JUAN — A Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan crew rescued two persons Sunday, who were caught in the currents just off a Condado area beach in Puerto Rico. Rescued were a man, 56, and a woman, 27, from Puerto Rico, after the man, who was a bystander and

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HAVANA — A rallying cry for protests in Cuba in favor of greater civil rights fell flat on Monday as most Cuban dissidents stayed home in the face of government pressure, appearing to end a standoff on the same day the Caribbean island reopened its borders to tourists. Dissidents have

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HAVANA — Cuba opens its borders next week signaling new opportunity for pandemic-weary travelers and the island’s tourism industry, but for U.S. citizens getting there requires jumping through hoops like never before, according to the heads of eight U.S. tour agencies. Former President Donald Trump ended cruise ship dockings, reduced flights

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PORT-AU-PRINCEi — A powerful Haitian gang leader said Friday he is easing a chokehold on fuel deliveries that has caused a growing crisis for hospitals, gas stations and even water supplies across the nation’s capital. G9 gang leader Jimmy “Barbecue” Chérizier held a news conference to announce a seven-day reprieve

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — A series of earthquakes has rattled the Caribbean this week, including a moderate 4.6 which struck along western Haiti overnight Thursday night. Fortunately, none of the fifteen earthquakes that struck the Caribbean were strong enough to generate a tsunami; as such, there is no risk of tsunami to

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MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Fain, is stepping down after more than three decades with the U.S. cruise operator that is still recovering from the slump caused by the coronavirus crisis. Finance chief Jason Liberty will takeover as CEO, Royal Caribbean said this week, and will be

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