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We observe yet another death of an African American man through non-combative interaction with law enforcement. George Floyd of Minnesota died as a result of an officer’s pressed knee to his neck for an extended period of time during an arrest. Mr. Floyd was heard pleading for his life as

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, held a virtual extraordinary meeting with ambassadors and representatives from the permanent missions of 31 countries in the region to the United Nations, to inform them about the actions and proposals the

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SANTO DOMINGO — Five Caribbean countries continued to show an uptick in coronavirus cases Sunday to reach 17,906, according to a News Americas analysis. But there is good news as well as the countries reported no new deaths Sunday. The Dominican Republic continues to show increases in confirmed cases daily

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BUENOS AIRES — Latin America and the Caribbean has now recorded more than half a million coronavirus infections, according to an Agence France-Press tally based on official reports.  Almost half have been recorded in Brazil – the country worst-hit by the pandemic in the region – which also has more than 15,000

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Coral World staff provided a 30-minute guided tour of the park to children with Autism Spectrum disorders and their families in Sheffield, England. Through videoconferencing, the children and their families were able to see and learn about turtles, sharks, and dolphins and discover ways in which they

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The implementation of the 2030 Agenda is at stake and decades of progress in human development are at risk of being reversed if more attention is not given to supporting Caribbean countries in their pursuit of sustainable development, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center administration said that it was grateful to the Government of Taiwan, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Miami for their donation of 20,000 medical masks during National Hospital Week. “The JFL Team is thankful to TECO for this

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A confirmed COVID-19 patient was taken off of a cargo ship docked behind Hassel Island on Thursday and brought to St. Thomas for needed medical treatment, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Despite the fact that the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA), St. Thomas Rescue, Schneider

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FREDERIKSTED — Ocwen Financial Corporation donated gift certificates worth $7,700 to benefit low-income families in the Early Head Start program and front line workers at Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands on Wednesday. “The very generous gesture highlights the selfless dedication and heroic work of LSSVI staff, who care

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BRIDGETOWN — Social protection systems are coming under considerable pressure with the implementation of mitigation strategies to control the spread of COVID-19 in the Caribbean.  Efforts to mitigate the negative effect of the pandemic on the well-being of those most at risk are now underway across the Caribbean. Attention is

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