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  • Mosquito-Borne Virus Spreading Throughout

    Mosquito-Borne Virus Spreading Throughout

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A mosquito-borne virus appears to be spreading quickly in the Caribbean during the winter tourism season just weeks after epidemiologists first found local transmission occurring in the French dependency of St. Martin. Scientists said Tuesday that St. Martin now has as many as 200 cases of chikungunya, a virus found mainly

  • Cuba Hikes Salaries for Doctors, Nurses

    Cuba Hikes Salaries for Doctors, Nurses

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is giving hundreds of thousands of medical workers raises that in some cases exceed 100 percent, official media on the island announced Friday, though pay remains much lower than what medical professionals earn elsewhere. The Communist Party daily newspaper Granma also reported that Cuba expects to take in $8.2 billion this

  • Gayle Expected to be a Force in World T20

    Gayle Expected to be a Force in World T20

    NEW DELHI (AP) — In the smash-and-bash spectacle of Twenty20 cricket, big-swinging batsmen like Chris Gayle, David Warner and Mahendra Singh Dhoni tend to be the focus of attention. When the fifth ICC World Twenty20 tournament gets under way in Bangladesh on Sunday, though, it’s just as likely to showcase slow bowlers as match winners.

  • They’re Going: Jamaica Heading to Sochi

    Get ready, Sochi: The Jamaicans are coming, and they’re bringing their bobsled again. Jamaican bobsled pilot Winston Watts and the nation’s Olympic Committee said Monday they are accepting an invitation to compete in next month’s Sochi Olympics. It’s the first time the Jamaican bobsled team will compete in the games since 2002. The invitation comes

  • US, Cuba Boxers Renew Rivalry in Havana

    US, Cuba Boxers Renew Rivalry in Havana

    HAVANA (AP) — Boxers from the U.S. and Cuba have gone glove-to-glove on Cuban soil for the first time in 27 years in a semipro World Series of Boxing clash that in many ways resembled a big-time Las Vegas bout. After a reggaeton duo got the crowd revved up Friday night, boxers entered Havana’s Sport

  • Puerto Rico Approves Sale of $3.5B Bonds

    Puerto Rico Approves Sale of $3.5B Bonds

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Senate approved a bill Thursday that authorizes the U.S. territory to sell up to $3.5 billion in bonds as it prepares to re-enter the market next month with a credit rating downgraded to junk status. The measure is aimed at helping Puerto Rico pay off $70 billion

  • BVI Signs Deal with China To Boost Economy

    BVI Signs Deal with China To Boost Economy

    TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (AP) — The British Virgin Islands has signed an agreement with a city in southern China to help boost the island’s tourism and economy. The government says it expects the city of Shenzhen to help develop other sectors, including financial services, culture and sports. Visiting Chinese officials said the British Virgin Islands is a key source of foreign capital for their country. They signed the

  • Puerto Rico Launches Sugarcane Project

    Puerto Rico Launches Sugarcane Project

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor says farmers in the U.S. territory are once again cultivating sugarcane to help local distilleries produce rum as part of a $170 million project. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Wednesday that he expects up to 20,000 acres (8,000 hectares) to be cultivated by 2016, generating some