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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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The figures come from the Observatory of Killed Journalists database, which is maintained by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It shows that, over the last decade, 894 journalists were murdered, an average of almost 90 per year: journalist killings in 2019 dropped by almost half compared to 2018

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KINGSTON — The Caribbean Investigative Journalism Network (CIJN) just launched with the unveiling of four deep dive exposés produced by over a dozen Caribbean journalists. CIJN is a project of the Media Institute of the Caribbean (MIC) which is headquartered in Jamaica. The four long-form multimedia investigative stories were led by

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Death is the hardest part of life that we have to deal with. It’s never easy to move on from your grief and tend to the affairs you have to deal with when a loved one dies. You might find yourself in charge of sorting out their property, money, vehicles,

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LONDON — Adrienne Williams-Octalien, Director of the USVI Office of Disaster Recovery, recently joined ambassadors from the United Kingdom, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Atlanta on a five-day collaborative experience focused on reinforcing economic and cultural ties between the two countries. The British Consulate-General

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man from the Philippines has been charged with threatening injury in order to induce sex from a woman, authorities said. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands said today that a federal indictment has been handed down charging a Filipino

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SPANISH TOWN — Popular Bank announced that the Virgin Gorda Branch at Yacht Harbor opened today in the British Virgin Islands. Following an opening ceremony and press conference, the branch was open to the public by 12:00 p.m. today, according to the bank. This expansion of Popular financial services to

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ATLANTA — A Virginia native will represent the territory in an upcoming international beauty and talent pageant. Andrea Piecuch, 25, will be up on stage as the United States Virgin Islands’ hopeful in the Miss Universe 2019 competition in Georgia. It is the 68th edition of the international beauty pageant

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HAVANA — The United States is imposing new sanctions on Cuba over its human rights record and its support for Venezuela’s government, the U.S. Commerce Department said this weekend. In a statement Friday, the Commerce Department said it will restrict Cuba’s access to commercial aircraft by revoking existing licenses for

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MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian has left much of tourism-dependent Bahamas in ruins and relief officials today were preparing for an unfolding humanitarian crisis with the scale of the carnage only beginning to emerge. Aerial video recorded over the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island showed mile upon mile of flooded neighborhoods,

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