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SANTIAGO, Chile — A new United Nations report released here Wednesday shows the territorial inequality of malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report titled “Regional Overview of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020,” analyses child overweight and stunting in the countries of the

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BRIDGETOWN — Caribbean countries have demanded that the former European slaving nations pay back their debts, vowing to eliminate colonial remnants that still exist in the region. The call came during celebrations for the United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which commemorates December 2 1949, when the

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NEW YORK — A federal judge on Wednesday handed a partial victory to U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George, who is pursuing a civil racketeering complaint against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, partially granting her access to an ongoing civil lawsuit that involves the disgraced financier and close associates. USVI

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — New Jersey commercial fisherman Michael Foy, who was held prisoner in a crude British Virgin Islands jail cell for more than four months, has finally returned home. Foy was imprisoned in June after being charged with “illegal entry and unlicensed fishing” after being told by the BVI customs

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SAN JUAN -— Officials in Puerto Rico announced today that it expects to receive its first COVID-19 vaccines by mid-December as the island hits a record number of daily cases and hospitalizations. Health care workers, teachers and certain public sector employees are among those who will take priority, officials said. “This will

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan welcomed a six-person delegation from Indonesia to Government House on St. Croix recently. Dr. Nana Yuliana, consul general of the Republic of Indonesia, and her five-person delegation made their inaugural trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands from their home base in Texas. Dr. Yuliana was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan has written to the leadership of the U.S. Congress asking for additional federal COVID-19 relief for the territory as the USVI struggles with the dormant tourism industry and the continuing financial drain on the economy and local business community.  In his letter to U.S. House

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hindus are seeking a public holiday in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Diwali, the most popular of their festivals; starting 2022. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was not fair with USVI Hindu community as they had to be

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 2020 election was certified on Monday, the Virgin Islands Elections System said. After the absentee and provisional ballots were counted, Senator Vialet maintained his election night top position on St. Croix, while Senator Frett-Gregory pulled ahead to become the top vote getter in the St. Thomas/St.

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ARLINGTON, Virginia — A new study by the Rand Corporation tells us what we already know —because we are living it here — the territory has been slow to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Non-profit Rand says the U.S. Virgin Islands is still trying to turn the

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