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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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SAN JUAN — The U.S. government said today that it will deliver nearly 837,000 Pfizer vaccines to Caribbean nations as the region with limited resources struggles with a spike in COVID-19 cases amid violent anti-vaccine protests. The Bahamas will receive 397,000 doses followed by Trinidad and Tobago with more than

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TEGUCIGALPA — Honduras will receive 1.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the United States today as part of an initial delivery of doses through the COVAX international vaccine-sharing program, White House officials told Reuters. The shipment is part of 80 million U.S. doses that President Joe Biden

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Can the Caribbean avoid being caught up in the accelerating east-west struggle for global influence? Is the region likely to find itself in a bidding war, “dancing to the rhythm of dollar diplomacy,” as Jamaica’s former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has suggested? Reading the communiqué from the recently held G7

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BRIDGETOWN — The Caribbean is vital to the strategic interests of the United States. It is the U.S. “front door” for maritime logistics, finance and tourism and generations of immigrants from the Caribbean that have helped shape U.S. society and culture Given the strategic position of the Caribbean it is

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan sent a letter to President Biden pledging the territory’s assistance in the U.S. Government’s efforts to help the people of India, who are suffering through an extreme surge of the COVID-19 virus that has resulted in more than 20 million cases and has inundated the Indian

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Perhaps the most important aspect of the short statement issued in Washington after a first two-hour meeting last week between Antony Blinken, the new U.S. Secretary of State and his CARICOM counterparts was its emphasis on inclusivity. In contrast to the failure of the Trump Administration to demonstrate any sense

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HAVANA (Reuters) — In a major reform of the state-dominated economy, the Cuban government will allow small private businesses to operate in most fields, eliminating its limited list of activities, state-run media reported today. The measure, coming as the Caribbean island seeks to recover from an economic slump, will expand

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NEW YORK — If the United Nations was created from the ashes of World War II, what will be born from the global crisis of COVID-19? Many world leaders at this week’s virtual U.N. summit hope it will be a vaccine made available and affordable to all countries, rich and

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NASSAU — The Bahamas allowed Americans to stay in their country for 17 days after re-opening to tourists. Now it is saying that the United States’ visitors have to go … until the threat of the COVID-19 disease is no more. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis held a press conference today

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