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“Everything seems to be one gigantic mistake. We console ourselves by saying that everything has happened as it should not have happened. But it is we who are mistaken, not history. We must learn to look reality in the face; if necessary, we must invent new words and new ideas

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KINGSTOWN — In the Caribbean and Latin America, Jamaica, Panama and Honduras are all confirming that they have at least one case of the novel coronavirus. And the COVID-19 viral disease that has swept into at least 114 countries and killed more than 4,000 people is now officially a pandemic,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cuba couldn’t defend its house, but three days later achieved a paramount victory in its intentions to return to the most significant continental stage. The Cuban national team recovered from its defeat in Havana in the first game after defeating the U.S. Virgin Islands, 91-64, at the

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MIAMI — Shares of cruise line operators fell on Friday after the U.S. Department of State said Thursday that U.S. citizens should “reconsider” traveling on cruise ships to or within Asia over concerns about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus has sickened more than 76,000 people worldwide. Carnival Corp. CCL, -1.91% was down 1.5%, Norwegian

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a U.S. religious group, authorities said on Friday, triggering renewed controversy over the hundreds of unlicensed orphanages in the poorest nation in the Americas. Two children were burned to death and 13

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TOKYO — American passengers quarantined aboard a cruise ship in Japan where scores of people had tested positive for the novel coronavirus are to be evacuated on Sunday, according to an email sent to them by the U.S. embassy in Japan’s capital city. “The aircraft will arrive in Japan the

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BEIJING — The serious threat to U.S. hegemony in the Pacific posed by China is hardly a secret. Chinese aggression in the South China Sea, including the construction of artificial islands in the waters of the Philippines, has been an issue for several years now. Then there is the increased

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MIAMI — As the U.S. continues to enforce strict travel restrictions on travelers from China over the coronavirus outbreak, an increasing number of Caribbean nations are also doing the same, while taking steps to screen arriving passengers at their ports of entry. In recent days, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas,

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BEIJING — Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. said this weekend it would ban guests holding China, Hong Kong or Macau passports from boarding its ships amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. The company’s new protocols come in the wake of the fast-spreading virus, which has killed at least 774 people and

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KINGSTON — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today that the United States is not seeking to divide Caribbean bloc CARICOM after some governments voiced discontent that only certain countries had been invited to meetings with him in Jamaica. “There’s no intent from the United States to divide CARICOM,

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