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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has rejected full public disclosure of details of his administration’s deadly anti-drug crackdown, citing national security. President Rodrigo Duterte said in televised remarks Monday night that divulging confidential information like intelligence about suspects used by law enforcers for drug raids could undermine his administration’s

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Cases of life-threatening malnutrition are expected to more than double among young Haitian children this year, due to COVID-19, gang violence and extreme weather associated with climate change, the U.N. children’s fund UNICEF said today. Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, has long had one of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) announced today that they have partnered with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) to implement the Territory’s first housing assistance program for youth who have left (aged out of) the foster care system and are at risk of becoming

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SANTO DOMINGO — The constitution provides for freedom of religion and belief. A concordat with the Holy See designates Roman Catholicism as the official state religion and extends to the Catholic Church special privileges not granted to other religious groups. These include funding for expenses, including administration and construction, visa

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KINGSTOWN — The three scientists credited with helping save lives ahead of a recent explosive volcano eruption in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent are known to locals simply as Richie, Rod and TC. The team huddled indoors for weeks on little sleep to study and alert the government

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CHICAGO — Barb McVicker, a longtime local educator who has spent many years teaching in St. Croix, recently provided a gift to lift the spirits of residents at a nursing home in Illinois. During a recent trip to the Big Island, McVicker met with some of her former students, first

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan sent a letter to President Biden pledging the territory’s assistance in the U.S. Government’s efforts to help the people of India, who are suffering through an extreme surge of the COVID-19 virus that has resulted in more than 20 million cases and has inundated the Indian

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) honored Virgin Islands National Guard, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mervin Mills with the 2020 Visionary Voice Award in a ceremony on St. Thomas Friday. As part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, the Visionary Voice Award honor individuals throughout

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SAN JUAN — The Trump administration victimized Puerto Ricans a second time with arbitrary red tape that delayed the disbursement of federal disaster money in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, hamstringing the island’s economic recovery. That’s the conclusion of experts who have read a matter-of-fact 52-page new report by the

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PORT OF SPAIN — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it is “deeply saddened” by the latest loss of at least two lives after a boat capsized off Venezuela’s shores on April 22, According to local authorities, at least 24 people including several

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