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SANTO DOMINGO — The number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the Caribbean continues to increase, despite a slow down in some countries, with the total passing 10,000 last night. According to a News Americas Now analysis, the Caribbean now has 10,601 confirmed cases of the virus while the death

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three Puerto Rican men were caught with at least six figures in cash on board a vessel off the coast of a St. Thomas beach last night, federal authorities said. An additional $3 million in cash was found floating in the water next to the boat. Jose

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SANTO DOMINGO — The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus is back on an uptick in the last few days despite showing slight signs of slowing this week. The total number of cases of COVID-19 across the region had increased to 7,432, with Saba reporting its first cases this week

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WASHINGTON — The United States got more “index cases” of COVID-19 from Europe, specifically Italy, which spread the coronavirus to 13 states and Puerto Rico — than it did from China, according to The Intercept. But President Donald Trump’s strategy was to keep the Chinese out of America — to

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico on Tuesday closed its fourth police station in a week, raising concerns about the ability of it to respond to the coronavirus pandemic as officers accused the government of exposing one of the largest police departments in a U.S. jurisdiction to COVID-19. More than 100

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SANTO DOMINGO —The death rate from the new coronavirus, COVID-19, reached a new high across the Caribbean region Thursday as the number of confirmed cases also continued its steady uptick. The number of people who have so far died from the virus in the Caribbean is now at 104 as

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SANTO DOMINGO —  In the one month it took the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to completely spread across the Caribbean, several islands have successfully managed to contain the spread of the virus, while other islands are actively struggling. As of March 28, the region surpassed the thousand-case threshold with close to 1,100

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SAN JUAN — The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have destined an additional $37.8 million in funds for 116 recovery and reconstruction projects in Puerto Rico.  The funds were approved between Feb. 28 and Mar. 6 and include more than $1.2 million for the Ponce

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SAN JUAN — Silver Airways will launch its newest aircraft in the region.  The Fort Lauderdale-based carrier, which has a network of flights to The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean (the latter out of its hub in Puerto Rico), is set to launch four new ATR-600 series planes in the

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CABO ROJO, Puerto Rico — Abdiel Vélez stands with perfect balance as his boat dips and sways with the sea. Such scenes are disappearing along with local fishermen like Vélez, who fear the erosion of a craft passed down for generations. As a changing climate increases ocean surface temperatures around

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