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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas say they need your help today to locate a missing teenager who is described as being a “runaway minor.” Saviana Charles, 15, was last seen in Lindbergh Bay on Friday night, the Virgin Islands Police Department said today. Charles was described by the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Senate President Kenneth Gittens has extended greetings for Holy Week to residents across the U.S. Virgin Islands culminating in Easter Sunday today. Gittens said “those who celebrate the Passover and Easter seasons should reflect on the sacrifices made in the name of peace, love and freedom associated with

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KINGSTON — Ras Iyah V. describes himself as confrontational, especially with the police. Well known in Jamaica for his outspoken support of the marijuana industry, the Rastafarian – who sports a long, white beard and dreadlocks – has had various run-ins with the law over the years. Authorities have long

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SANTO DOMINGO — Industry leaders at the 2019 Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) conference shared strong tourism numbers indicating the country continues to be the premier Caribbean travel destination. Paola Rainieri de Díaz, President of the Dominican Republic Association for Hotels and Tourism (ASONAHORES), shared announcements promoting the country’s robust and

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SAN JUAN — U.S. sanctions on Venezuela have led the New York Federal Reserve to crack down on Puerto Rico’s $50 billion offshore banking industry, according to four sources and a document seen by Reuters. The development will prevent the island’s offshore banks, several of which are owned by citizens

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leaders signed an agreement this month to maximize inspection and detection capabilities in order to prevent illegal and harmful products entering the U.S. through the nation’s International Mail Facilities (IMFs) and Ports of

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