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CHRISTIANSTED – The pristine white beaches may not be as famous as those of the Virgin Islands, but their unspoiled beauty makes them a haven for locals and tourists alike. But now the shimmering coastlines of western Africa are being destroyed by a mysterious brown seaweed which scientists link to

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       Jet ski “accident” in the Bahamas NASSAU – The U.S. State Department has issued a “critical” crime warning on The Bahamas after American tourists have been targeted for rape, kidnapping and murder, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The State Department charged that Bahamian water sports rentals are

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Milly Reuter of the Dominican Republic NEW YORK – The second-most shared story on Vogue’s website today is that Dominicana women have replaced Brazilian models as the new, most in-demand exotic models in the world. The article features five women from the Dominican Republic: Ysaunny Brito, Lineisy Montero, Milly Reuter,

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MIAMI – The world’s coral reefs are in the midst of a mass die off – a “white death” spanning the globe. That’s the stark message from reports about the impact of a monster El Niño that is warming the world’s oceans. With hundreds of millions of people relying on

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MIAMI – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested 314 criminal aliens last month in an enforcement action targeting individuals who pose a threat to public safety. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers made the arrests across the state of Florida, including many illegal migrants from the Caribbean.

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HAMILTON, Bermuda – World Champion Taylor Canfield has extended his unbeaten streak to advance to the semifinals of the Argo Group Gold Cup in Hamilton Harbor today. The 26-year-old St. Thomian coped best in the light and fluky breezes that pushed the International One Design sloops around the harbor at

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COZUMEL, Mexico – Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) launched its analysis of spending related to cruise tourism and its impact on destinations’ economies. The triennial study engaged by the FCCA included a record 35 participating destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America. It found that cruise tourism

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Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The Caribbean Association of Banks is expressing concern over the inclusion of 19 Caribbean islands and territories on a list of tax havens in the District of Columbia Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Act of 2015, which is awaiting

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SAO PAULO – Tim Sheldon, President of Caribbean and Latin America operations at Marriott International announced Tuesday an expected 75 percent increase in Marriott’s Caribbean and Latin American distribution between 2015 and 2018 including a tripling of the company’s presence in Brazil with the addition of 11 new hotels in

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Tanner Foust (middle) hams it up after winning BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Heading into the final race of Red Bull Global Rallycross season in Las Vegas, only two drivers remain eligible for the title – Volkswagen teammates Tanner Foust and Scott Speed. Foust swept the weekend at Bushy Park Barbados, winning

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