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MARIGOT — United States tourists cannot cross the border from Dutch Sint Maarten to French Saint starting today, according to The Daily Herald, a Philipsburg, Sint Maarten newspaper. The report says the announcement is until further notice. Sylvie Feucher, prefect of Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy, has previously said that, due to a high number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases

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SAN JUAN — Nearly three years after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of homes remain badly damaged, many people face a hurricane season under fading blue tarp roofs and the island’s first major program to repair and rebuild houses hasn’t completed a single one. Maria hit

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a socio-economic crisis of an unprecedented scope and reach.  Worldwide, it has led to a massive decline of working hours, equivalent to 400 million full-time jobs. It has also exposed structural inequalities related to social protection and in the labor market, particularly

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CHARLOTTE — John Canegata faces the equivalent of a trial before the Republican National Committee in the lead-up to the party’s convention re-nominating President Donald Trump. The hearing will be held after a group of Republicans filed a 77-page contest — basically a lawsuit under national party rules — with

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SAN JUAN — Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to eradicate

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CHRISTIANSTED — You could get into an accident trying to take pictures of all the vehicles on St. Croix that do not have a license plate on the front or back here. I know, because I have tried to take pictures of all the cars I see here driving with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Census 2020 U.S. Virgin Islands began a massive data collection push this weekend in neighborhoods on St. Thomas and St. Croix, according to Patrice Johnson, spokesperson for Census 2020 USVI. Johnson, in a released statement, said that as part of its census data collection process, Census 2020

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The Virgin Islands Attorney General’s office reached an agreement in principle for a Victims’ Compensation Program with the Epstein Estate counsel and victims’ counsel on Friday. The agreement includes safeguards that U.S. Virgin Islands’ Attorney General Denise George insisted be included, according to her office. With the agreement, Attorney General

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SANTO DOMINGO — Five Caribbean countries continued to show an uptick in coronavirus cases Sunday to reach 17,906, according to a News Americas analysis. But there is good news as well as the countries reported no new deaths Sunday. The Dominican Republic continues to show increases in confirmed cases daily

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SAN JUAN — Governor Wanda Vázquez announced on Saturday that she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state, a move that comes amid growing disillusion with the island’s U.S. territorial status. For the first time in the island’s history, the

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