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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Less than 24 hours after she led her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to victory in the May 24 general elections, Mia Amor Mottley, 52, was sworn in as the country’s eighth prime minister, joining a handful of Caribbean women who have led governments.

HAMILTON, Bermuda – A controversial new law which bans same-sex marriage in Bermuda, but gives gay and straight couples the chance to enter into civil unions, is now in effect.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of State says it will begin processing visas for Cuban nationals at its Georgetown, Guyana, Embassy.

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – A new airline, offering direct service between St. Lucia and Dominica three times a week, has started operations here.

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