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U.S. Coast Guard Lends Assistance to Dominica Relief Efforts

The U.S. Coast Guard continues its relief efforts in Dominica. The Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 404 and delivery crew from Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Miami (all assigned to RFA LYME BAY) have been assisting Royal Marines of Dominica supporting disaster relief efforts in Dublanc, Dominica, following Tropical Storm Erika. Highlights include: Setting up ...
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St. Kitts and Nevis Signs U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

On August 31, the government of St. Kitts and Nevis signed the agreement with the Government of the United States of America to implement the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  Enacted by the U.S. Congress in 2010, FATCA targets non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers using foreign accounts. FATCA requires foreign financial institutions to report ...
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USAID Launches USD$12.5 million Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program in Carriacou

In an effort to protect critical marine ecosystems and reduce threats to the region’s fisheries and tourism sectors, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a USD$12.5 million Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program (CMBP), to promote conservation in high priority areas across the Caribbean. The five-year  initiative seeks to improve the management of ...
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U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in the British Virgin Islands

A Consular Officer from the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will visit British Virgin Islands from Tuesday, September 22 to Thursday, September 24, 2015, to provide U.S. Citizens Services and accept applications for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  Visa cases will ...
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United States Government Providing Disaster Relief to Dominica

On behalf of the American people, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is providing disaster relief support to the storm-ravaged island of Dominica. USAID/OFDA has deployed a four-member assessment team to provide initial damage assessments and needs analysis.  This team will be joined on Monday ...
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