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MIAMI — Forecasters continue to monitor an area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the far eastern Atlantic that are associated with a strong tropical wave that left the coast of Africa on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said. Development, if any, of this system should be slow to occur

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ST. PETERSBURG — American travelers are flocking to the Caribbean like never before due to ongoing border closures.  Caribbean countries comprise eight of the top 10 summer travel destinations, according to travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth.com . However, an influx in travel to hurricane-prone tropical destinations, combined with an above average hurricane season and lingering

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GEORGETOWN — Cubans who are required to fly to Guyana for visa interviews at the U.S. Embassy there are complaining that Havana-Georgetown tickets are selling on the black market for between $4,700 and $7,000, five months after the Cuban government suspended direct flights to Guyana because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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FORT-DE-FRANCE — The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) executed a bilateral maritime exercise with the French Navy off the coast of Martinique while operating in the Caribbean Sea on Wednesday. Sioux City with her embarked MH-60S Seahawk attached to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Combat Squadron

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MIAMI — Forecasters are tracking a tropical wave that emerged off Africa today as a previous wave near Barbados was downgraded. The strong tropical wave located over the far east Atlantic off the African coast is producing a broad area of showers and thunderstorms. As the system moves west-northwestward into

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KINGSTON — The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO and Blackboard will train 54 Caribbean Master Trainers using the Cascade Model and expand the training to 10,000 Caribbean teachers across the sub-region. Teachers will be trained in the use of online education tools, resources and interactive platforms to

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis is a global challenge. No country, no region, no continent can face it alone. It is therefore right for the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen our strategic partnership towards a more sustainable, inclusive and equal

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SAN JUAN — In the Caribbean Sea, queen conch farming is improving ocean health and supporting livelihoods. The iconic shellfish (Aliger gigas, formerly Strombus gigas), prized for its edible meat and glossy shell, is a vital part of the culture and economy of the Caribbean. But overfishing, habitat degradation and hurricane

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In less than three months’ time, El Salvador intends becoming the first country in the world to make Bitcoin its official currency alongside the U.S. Dollar. The country’s president, Nayib Bukele, a populist and media savvy disruptor, says that his decision will generate employment, enable the financial inclusion of tens

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CHRISTIANSTED — In a letter sent to Governor Albert Bryan, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, in his role as chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), thanked the governor for his proactive initiative in writing to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and asking Governor DeSantis to reconsider his ban on

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