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Long-awaited elections set to begin in Haiti on Sunday

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Elections in Haiti kick off on Sunday with the first round of legislative polls to elect 118 deputies and two thirds of the Senate. The presidential polls are expected to follow in October. Welcoming the upcoming elections, United Nations Secretary-General…

Turks and Caicos court dismisses yet more applications by former premier

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PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — Despite similar applications having been made, argued and rejected all the way up to the Privy Council in London, on Wednesday lawyers acting for former premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Michael Misick, had yet more such applications dismissed by the chief justice.

OECD report commends BVI transparency standards

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ROAD TOWN, BVI — The British Virgin Islands has been rated “largely compliant” for its approach to tax transparency and exchange of information in the supplementary peer review report published by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum).

Five undocumented migrants arrested in Puerto Rico attempting to re-enter the US

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) border patrol agents on Tuesday arrested five undocumented migrants from the Dominican Republic who were found among 16 undocumented aliens that were intercepted on Monday by the US Coast Guard between Puerto Rico and…

US Coast Guard repatriates 36 Cuban migrants

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MIAMI, USA — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 36 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Friday. This repatriation is a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea in a span of a week, beginning August 1. The Cuban migrants were trying to illegally enter…

US Navy ends humanitarian mission in Dominica

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ROSEAU, Dominica — The United States Navy’s hospital ship, the USNS Comfort has just ended a two-week humanitarian mission to Dominica. Thousands of Dominicans benefitted from medical, dental, and veterinary care. Crew from the USNS Comfort also participated in several community relations…

Commentary: The View from Europe: Too big to fail – Baha Mar

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Hardly a day passes without a new twist in the increasingly tense and acrimonious legal battle over the unfinished US$3.5 billion Baha Mar resort on New Providence in The Bahamas.  Not only do the effects of the recent decision by the developers to seek bankruptcy protection for the resort continue to spread…

Commentary: Thank you

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In July 2015 award winning actress America Ferrera penned a thank you note to Mr Donald Trump. Her note has inspired this “thank you note” to a few people as well. First, thank you, Minister Fahy. The perceptions of your continuous arrogance and contempt towards Bermudians in regards to immigration…

Letter: Peter David and Derek James, the faces of hypocrisy and betrayal

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Peter David came to New York preaching something he has failed miserably to practice. Peter David is a supreme jackass, who does he think he’s fooling? Peter loves to pretend he’s someone than who he really is. That individual who produces more hot air than any dilapidated coal plant, comes to…