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KINGSTON — COVID-19 has dealt Caribbean universities funding and enrollment challenges that they have never faced before. In light of that, the University of the West Indies (The UWI) held a “landmark” meeting to find solutions to the mounting problems. This first-ever virtual Development Partner Forum focused on “Investing in

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SAN JUAN — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place where U.S. citizens cannot cast ballots but have the ear of hundreds of thousands of potential voters in the battleground state of Florida. The candidates are targeting Puerto Rico

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In June 2020, the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to implement an emergency Pandemic EBT program (P-EBT). P-EBT was and is granted as a one-time issuance, not a monthly benefit, according

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CHRISTIANSTED — The problem-plagued Limetree Bay refinery in St. Croix may lose its main supplier of crude oil, British Petroleum (BP), if it isn’t successfully up and running by December, according to two people familiar with the matter. The South Shore refinery’s owner, Limetree Bay Ventures, has spent at least

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Health confirmed that the 21st COVID-19 related death occurred in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The deceased was a 76-year-old woman on St. Thomas, the Health Department said. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of

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PORT OF SPAIN — Some 44 women have now been killed on the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago this year. The last victim was a 23-year-old woman whose partially-clothed body was found in Santa Flora, Trinidad. Tenil Cupid’s body was discovered by Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) workers who

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PARIS — European stocks slid today after President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19, hitting equity markets globally. The pan-European STOXX 600 fell 0.5%, although pulling back from early losses of as much as 1.1%. The German DAX and France’s CAC 40 dropped 0.8% each, while UK’s FTSE 100 declined 0.6%. Trump said today

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some 38 cats and dogs from St. Thomas have a new lease on life thanks to the good people of New England. The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said 10 cats and dogs arrived at the MSPCA in Cape Cod on August 29.

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KRALENDIJK — Three Caribbean islands and two European countries have been removed from the British Government’s list of COVID-19 safe places to come from. Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba are the three Caribbean islands to have been removed from the safe travel corridor list, UK Secretary of State for Transport

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MIAMI — The winter Caribbean campaign for Sea Cloud Cruises has been canceled, Seatrade Cruise News reported today. Sea Cloud Cruises still plans to resume sailing with all three ships, including the new Sea Cloud Spirit, in Europe this spring. “In view of the current development of the COVID-19 pandemic,

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