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PHILIPSBURG — Standard International Group, a leading New York City-based boutique financial advisory firm with a focus on revitalizing critical infrastructure projects across the U.S. Municipal, Caribbean, and West Africa, announced the completion of $193 million in financing for Sint Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) Terminal Reconstruction. On behalf of

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FREDERIKSTED — An armed robber tried to hold up the KFC restaurant on King Street on Saturday night — after the workers — and money — had already left the building, authorities said. An employee of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, downtown Frederiksted reported to police at 10:15 a.m. Sunday

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FREDERIKSTED — Friends and family of Kaheem “Shandell” Thomas are wondering if some of the official psychiatric help their friend and family member got contributed to his untimely death this year. Thomas, 30, of Mars Hill, had been struggling with schizophrenia when he got into an altercation with a security

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BELMOPAN — Indigenous cultures in the Caribbean, struggling as their tourism-dependent economies are ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, are returning to traditional farming and fishing roots for their livelihoods, local experts said. Being forced to look to older, more organic ways of survival can be a silver lining within the

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BRASILIA — Vaccinating 20 percent of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean against COVID-19 will cost more than $2 billion but low income countries will be helped by the COVAX Facility led by the World Health Organization, its regional branch said on Wednesday. According to the Pan American

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has called the 33rd Legislature into a Special Session to take action on his proposal to reauthorize the Matching Fund Securitization, as well as to address two other legislative matters.   Bryan set the date for the session as December 3.   The

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MIAMI — Stirred by breathless warnings of a socialist menace, Cuban Americans turned out for President Trump in massive numbers. Now those voters are presenting a new challenge for President-Elect Joe Biden: How to reembrace the historic Obama-era opening with communist Cuba without ceding Florida to the Republicans in 2024.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” — as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials

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MIAMI — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believes going on a cruise ship is among one of the riskiest forms of travel during the current global health crisis, but has turned a blind eye to air travel and the complete lack of testing, distancing, or protocols to stem the spread of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.’s proclamation recognizing Friday, November 27th as “A Day of Family, Reflection and Prayer,” the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) has granted administrative leave to its non-essential employees.  VIHA’s central office and public housing management offices will be closed in the St. Thomas and

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