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France’s President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe this summer. The opening of the ACTe memorial on the site of a former sugar refinery that processed the products of slave plantations “will allow Guadeloupe and the whole of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A minor earthquake occurred on the ocean floor 43 miles north-northwest of St. Thomas at 4:49 a.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The U.S. Geological Survey said the underwater quake registered 2.7 on the Richter scale. An earthquake of such small magnitude is typically

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SAN JUAN — July 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates, along with local counsel Gomez Trial Attorneys of San Diego, has filed a lawsuit stemming from Salmonella-contaminated chicken distributed by Foster Farms. Health officials have linked the tainted chicken to over 600

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  THE VALLEY, Anguilla (DPA) – German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere Monday called on FIFA to reform its voting system. The corruption indictments on senior football officials and the re-election of Joseph Blatter as president of world football’s governing body showed that urgent change was needed, he said in a

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  Paris (DPA) – President Francois Hollande left earlier this summer on a four-day, two-nation tour of the Caribbean that included a trip to Cuba – the first such visit by a French head of state since 1898. He will also stop in Haiti and the French overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique,

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  NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash., July 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy’s venerable EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman Corporation, has been a fixture at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and in the nation’s carrier-based strike forces since 1971. On Saturday, June

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  Speaking at the inauguration of a memorial and cultural center in Guadeloupe devoted to the history of slavery, French President François Hollande evoked France’s “debt” toward its former slaveholding colony of Haiti but also appeared to reject the idea of monetary reparations. “When I go to Haiti, I will,

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  TALLINN — (LETA) – Estonian citizens are now able to travel without a visa for the purpose of short-term tourism to St. Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Samoa, Vanuatu and East Timor for up to 90 days within a 180 days period, Estonian foreign

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CRUZ BAY – A Delaware family poisoned during their stay at a St. John luxury resort is not doing well and will likely never recover, according to authorities. At a press conference this week, Gov. Kenneth Mapp  said three of the four members of the Esmond-Devine family poisoned in March are

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  As sunny-colored as a ripe banana but with the tantalizing taste you’d expect from tropical fruit, that’s the lure of champagne mangos. This mango is actually the Ataulfo variety, which is grown in Mexico. It got its bubbly name because it is regarded as the champagne of mangos. The

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