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KINGSTON — Sediments in water are finely-grained particles which are traditionally generated as a by-product of natural weathering and soil erosion, but are increasingly the result of human activities, such as container ships, tourists and fishing trawlers. When they accumulate in large enough quantities, sediments can often threaten the sustainability

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HAVANA — For at least 35 years, Ishmael Muslim Ali has lived a relatively full and unremarkable life in Cuba. He taught English in the nation’s public schools, worked as a translator and raised a family, a quiet coda for an international fugitive. At least that was the case until

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Vincentian native who hid in St. Thomas to avoid his sentencing following a sexual assault conviction in 2010 has been captured and is now in the custody of Connecticut state authorities. Gerald “Steve” Jessop, 52, of Kingstown, is charged with first-degree failure to appear in court,

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BRASILIA — The death toll in Latin America and the Caribbean from the novel coronavirus rose to 422,102 on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University.       Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina have suffered the most COVID-19 fatalities in the region.  Argentina  President Alberto Fernandez announced Monday that Argentina

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MANAGUA — Eta, the slow-churning storm barreling towards the eastern coast of Central America, was upgraded to “a major hurricane” today, the National Hurricane Center said. It is now a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, according to the NHC’s 4 p.m. ET advisory, which

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SAN JUAN — Liberty Latin America, Liberty Puerto Rico’s parent company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of AT&T’s operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). Liberty Puerto Rico and AT&T are now working together on the integration process, which may take up to 36 months to complete.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Guyanese auto mechanic admitted in federal court he was an aggravated felon who illegally re-entered the United States faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, authorities said. Warren Michael Whyte, of Georgetown, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in U.S. District Court and entered

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Caribbean countries, especially the small island states, need support from the international community to confront the “perfect storm” that is looming over them: heavy indebtedness and a liquidity crisis, vulnerability to climate change, and high expenditures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the

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JERUSALEM — Israel on Saturday welcomed a declaration by the Dominican Republic that the Caribbean country may consider moving its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The Dominican Republic’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday it was evaluating the step at the request of the local Jewish community,

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MIAMI — Tropical Depression 29 in the Caribbean has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Eta. Eta is the 28th named storm of the active 2020 hurricane season and ties the record for the number of named storms in a single season set back in 2005. The storm has winds sustained at 40

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