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CASTRIES — A 12-year-old child has become the latest victim of COVID-19 in the region, News Americas reported. St. Lucia’s Ministry of Health reported the case Monday as part of nine new recorded cases. The new cases push the total of positive cases on the island to 63, with 36

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly COVID-19 press briefing today, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. and Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said Governor Albert Bryan Jr.’s COVID-19 Task Force is closely monitoring the surge of cases on the mainland and urged continued caution as residents head into the upcoming

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has signed two pieces of legislation, one extending the current State of Emergency and the other authorizing the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) to purchase property on St. Croix.  The 33rd Legislature passed Bill No. 33-0424 on October 6 authorizing an extension until December 8

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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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