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Speaking recently at Bocas Lit Fest, Jamaica’s former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, observed that in recent years there had been a “deliberate attempt” to split the Caribbean. After referencing the EU’s divisive action in relation to the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of Nations (the ACP), he went on to

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NEW YORK — Leaders from the Caribbean, in pre-recorded addresses to the UN General Assembly, stressed that their small economies are largely dependent on one or just a few industries, and called for strengthened global cooperation and financing mechanisms to overcome the health crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic and

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FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. — The 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Borinqueneers, is a Puerto Rico-based unit that, as of 2018, has been part of the California Army National Guard’s 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. But until six months ago, that relationship existed only on paper.

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BRIDGETOWN — China is behind Barbados’ snap decision to remove the British Queen as its head of state. That’s the shocking claim of a conservative member of the UK Parliament who said that a Chinese investment of $490 million in Bridgetown’s tourism infrastructure forced the Barbadian leader’s hand in the

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DENVER — The United States asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday to examine American Samoa’s political relationship with the United States and overturn a lower court’s ruling that determined those born in the Pacific Islands are in fact American citizens. American Samoa has been a U.S. territory since

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Fire Service said that it has been awarded $237,796 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ Technical Assistance Program. The funding will be used to purchase one Quick Response Vehicle (QRV) for each district. These vehicles are

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SAN JUAN — FEMA is sending almost $13 billion to Puerto Rico, directed at the territory’s energy and education systems, to help it recover from 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria, the White House said. The “federal share” of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s grants to the territory totals $11.6 billion, with

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BRIDGETOWN — Barbados wants to remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the government has said, reviving a plan mooted several times in the past. A former colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados has maintained a formal link with the British monarchy as

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The trial of American longline fisherman Michael Foy, imprisoned since June in the British Virgin Islands, has been delayed nearly a month by local court officials. Foy’s family and attorneys said that they were not given any explanation for the delay. British Virgin Islands Director

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has ordered that all U.S. flags fly at half-staff in accordance with the joint resolution approved by the U.S. Congress on December 18, 2001 designating September 11th of each year as Patriot Day. All flags should be flown half-staff all day until sunset

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