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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands has partnered with the United Kingdom to start a Sustainable Fisheries Management program in the Virgin Islands. A grant totaling $391,000 helped facilitate the project. In the latest funding round of the U.K. government-funded Darwin Initiative and its Darwin Plus scheme provides

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LONDON — British financial institutions that benefited from slavery such as Lloyd’s of London should go further than saying sorry for their role in the Atlantic slave trade and atone for their sins by funding Caribbean development, the region’s countries said. At least 10 million Africans were shackled into the

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ORLANDO — Dutch authorities are working with U.S. officials to extradite a Florida man who they say shot two people on Sint Maarten, injuring one and killing another, according to a motion filed by U.S. District Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez. According to the motion, Sint Maarten authorities were called to

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WILLEMSTAD — Four U.S. Air Force planes will be deployed to Curacao for counter-narcotics operations, the U.S. Southern Command announced on Friday. An E-3 Sentry surveillance plane and an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System plane, supported by two KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft, will fly detection and monitoring missions

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It’s a dubious distinction at best. Despite the fact that the territory’s murder rate has gone down 6.42 percent in the last two years, the U.S. Virgin Islands has moved up one place in the world’s top per capita homicide rates. In 2018, the United Nations Office

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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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DUSHANBE — Despite infecting more than three million people around the world, there are still 33 countries and territories that have yet to report a single case of the novel coronavirus. These include Comoros, Lesotho, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and tiny far-flung island nations in the Pacific such as Nauru, Kiribati and

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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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NASSAU — We are all in the same COVID-19 storm, but not all countries are in the same boat. Here in the Bahamas, 70 percent of our GDP is generated from tourism. Tourist-based economies like ours throughout the Caribbean region have limited social safety nets. This means our people, economy

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