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CASTRIES — St. Lucia’s new prime minister, Philip Pierre, has urged the United States and other rich nations to ramp up climate finance and disburse funds more quickly to vulnerable Caribbean nation states, as “fast and furious” hurricanes become the new normal. The tiny eastern Caribbean nation of St. Lucia

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WASHINGTON — U.S. News & World Report has ranked the U.S. and British Virgin Islands among its Top 5 of 17 Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean. The annual report awarded St. Lucia the No. 1 spot, followed by the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, and U.S. Virgin

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SAN JUAN — The Eastern Caribbean has created its own form of digital currency meant to help speed transactions and serve people without bank accounts. The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank said its “DCash” is the first such blockchain-based currency introduced by any of the world’s currency unions, though some individual

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FREDERIKSTED — The VIPD St. Croix District announced today that it is offering a $3.200 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of an octogenarian St. Lucian native. Michael “Dodor” Emmanuel, 80, a resident of Mars Hill in Frederiksted, was first reported missing on February 19. Emmanuel is a Black

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Caribbean countries, especially the small island states, need support from the international community to confront the “perfect storm” that is looming over them: heavy indebtedness and a liquidity crisis, vulnerability to climate change, and high expenditures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the

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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 — The Virgin Islands Government and other local entities are monitoring a developing public health issue in St. Lucia, where a cruise liner has been quarantined due to a reported measles infection on board. The vessel, named “Freewinds,” is still moored there, and no one has been allowed to

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HONOLULU, Hawaii – Maui beat out historic national parks and the city-by-the-bay to be named the best vacation destination in the United States in a new analysis. In addition to the U.S. locales, London is the world’s top destination, and St. Lucia is the best place to visit in the

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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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