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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte says while the global community learns to adapt to COVID-19, protecting lives and livelihoods while ensuring the territory’s economic survival is the order of the day for the foreseeable future. Boschulte said while there was a 5.6 percent increase in overall positive cases over

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor announced major rollbacks including the closure of bars, gyms, marinas, theaters and casinos and restricted the use of beaches as the U.S. commonwealth is hit by a spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. Governor Wanda Vázquez said the changes and an ongoing curfew

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico officially reopened for tourists Wednesday, even as the U.S. commonwealth sees a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations that threatens to undermine its early gains against the pandemic. Incoming passengers are now required to present a recent Covid-19 test or isolate themselves for 14 days. The new

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We’re Number One! Only it’s not something we want to number one in. The highest percentage point increase in COVID-19 cases in all of the United States and its territories. NBC News reported today that the U.S. Virgin Islands has seen a 3,533 percent jump in confirmed coronavirus cases compared

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NASSAU — The Ministry of Health announced that all travelers must complete a Bahamas Health Visa application and present a negative COVID-19 real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test with a sample taken within 10 days of arrival in order to gain entry into the island. According to the Caribbean Tourism

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HAVANA -— With the coronavirus waning in Cuba, the government plans to restart its tourism industry by sending visitors to five narrow islands that will offer all-inclusive vacations and keep foreigners isolated from the rest of the nation. The state-run system, which debuted last week, is designed to reopen a

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BASSETERRE — As iconic as the islands’ pristine beaches and tropical forests, the 60,000-plus green monkeys of St. Kitts and Nevis are a quintessential part of the Caribbean experience for many visitors. But while these photogenic mischief-makers might charm tourists, they pose serious threats to the twin-island Federation. Likely first

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said he is initiating the blue “Open Doors” phase of the territory’s path back to normalcy effective June 1. “This simply means that we will allow the prohibitions on leisure travel to expire, making it easier for potential tourists

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HAVANA — As countries begin to ease lockdown measures in order to kickstart their economies, all eyes are on how international borders will reopen, thereby enabling business and tourism to resume. Some nations have already agreed on, or mooted the possibility of, establishing “travel bubbles” whereby groups of countries who

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BRIDGETOWN — For Caribbean nations such as Suriname, Belize and Barbados, the pandemic hasn’t just shut down local economies. It’s also led some investors to worry about how they’ll repay their bonds. Unlike eight regional nations including Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua that may qualify for a global debt relief initiative

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