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ROSEAU — As the leader of a small Caribbean island still struggling to rebuild nearly four years after a devastating hurricane, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit never thought he would get a hold of COVID-19 vaccines swiftly. Then a call to India changed everything. Last week, an airplane carrying two consignments of

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SAN JUAN — After a hard-fought overtime victory against the U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, the Dominican Republic officially qualified as part of Group C for the 2022 AmeriCup tournament. Dominican Republic’s bench players were the difference makers in the 103-99 victory, contributing

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE -— “Our newly updated Caribbean island report at InternationalLiving.com has seen a spike in web traffic of 225 percent over the last month. And that traffic is up 184 percent over the same period last year,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor, International Living. “Interest in the Caribbean has increased, which is not surprising considering the cold weather

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic man who reportedly shot and killed the perpetrator of a deadly nightclub shooting on St. Thomas has been sentenced to no additional prison time in connection to the incident. Charlie Manuel Castillo Borg, 27, of Santo Domingo, with no legal status in the United

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SAN JUAN — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez transferred custody of a man wanted for an alleged murder to the U.S. Marshals in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, following the interdiction of a makeshift vessel in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. Gustavo Guerrero-Reyes, 37, was arrested on

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered repatriated 15 migrants to the Dominican Republic Saturday afternoon, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage just off Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The interdicted migrants claimed to be Dominican Republic nationals. The interdiction is the result of ongoing multiagency efforts in

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PUNTA CANA — The U.S. Virgin Islands men’s basketball team got off to a slow start against the Dominican Republic and never recovered in their loss 89-75 at the Hard Rock Fillmore Ballroom in the Dominican Republic on Sunday afternoon. Georgio Milligan scored a team-high 20 points to lead four

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SANTO DOMINGO -— The USS Sioux City recently assisted in the rescue of a mariner in medical distress while operating in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations in the Caribbean.  The USS Sioux City, a Freedom-variant littoral combat ship launched two years ago, received information about a possible medical

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic native who lived seven months in St. Thomas illegally and undetected admitted in federal court that he returned to the territory after being previously deported. Eilin Castillo-Montano of Santo Domingo pled guilty to illegally reentering the United States after being ordered deported and removed,

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JERUSALEM — Israel on Saturday welcomed a declaration by the Dominican Republic that the Caribbean country may consider moving its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The Dominican Republic’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday it was evaluating the step at the request of the local Jewish community,

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