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SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) — The Dominican Republic will begin constructing a fence along its 376-kilometer (234 mi) border with Haiti later this year to curb unauthorized migration and illicit trade, President Luis Abinader said. “In a period of two years, we want to put an end to the serious problems

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to decide the legality of a decades-old congressional decision to exclude Puerto Rico from a federal program that provides benefits to low-income elderly, blind and disabled people. The justices took up a U.S. government appeal originally filed by Republican former President

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KINGSTON (Reuters) — In Jamaica, which won praise for containing its coronavirus outbreak last year, patients now overflow into corridors on chairs and stretchers in some hospitals, prompting the Caribbean nation to open three emergency field hospitals While global new infections start to decline, a handful of countries across the

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CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s Government House weekly press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan announced that some COVID-19 restrictions on local businesses will be relaxed starting next Monday. Beginning March 8, beaches can remain open until 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays, and taxis can transport more than the 50 percent capacity limit

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FREDERIKSTED — Senator-at-Large Steven Payne, Sr. was profoundly disheartened to learn of the barrage of gun violence that broke out in St. Croix in separate incidents occurring late Saturday evening into Sunday, injuring 13 people, and he mourns the five individuals wholost their lives. “Every single Virgin Islander’s life is

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OTTAWA — Many spouses feel trapped under one roof. Amidst the endless tension, uncertainty and similarity of pandemic life, many couples find that the bandwidth for intimacy is gone. The hot tub was bubbling behind the home of Pebble Kranz and Daniel Rosen during months of pandemic lockdown. After work,

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DAVIS BAY — A tourist staying at the Carambola Beach Resort near Cane Bay on St. Croix drowned Sunday morning while diving in choppy waters near the resort’s beach, authorities said. Peter Lowe, who was diving with friends when he “ran into some trouble and he died as a result

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands wants to clarify its entry requirements for American tourists. Our islands updated their entry procedures this month due to increasing travel demand from the mainland U.S.  In a recent press release from the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, the board announced that it

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KINGSHILL — Eleven people were injured and four are dead after three separate shooting incidents on St. Croix between Saturday night and the early hours today. One man was killed Saturday night after being shot at the Corner Pocket Nightclub in Estate La Reine. Five others were injured, VIPD spokesman

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has summoned its ambassador to Cuba to return to Brussels to explain himself after he reportedly signed an appeal asking U.S. President Joe Biden to lift sanctions against Cuba and begin normalizing ties with the country. A spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Josep

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