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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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Six years ago, Starlin Castro said he felt virtually trapped in Chicago. The Cubs shortstop didn’t know how to order food from a restaurant. He and several of his friends, also from the Dominican Republic, did not know how to call for a taxi. Remaining in their apartments often seemed

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  The world’s largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The

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  PORT-AU-PRINCE — International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers arrived in Haiti  Wednesday after concluding a successful visit to Suriname. Haiti is the fourth country the minister is visiting as part of his five nation tour of the Caribbean. The visits seek to promote and sustain linkages between South

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  MIAMI — The world’s best cruise line bartenders from Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises fight for a place in the DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS™ Global Grand Final The battle to become the world’s best bartender is on. This year, 5,500 cruise line bartenders from three

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  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct. This sentencing follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland

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  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Sunday afternoon, June 28th, around 4:30, a major fight took place at a residence on Middle Region Road. The parties involved were severely under the influence of alcohol. During the fight a 23-year old man was stabbed in his eye with a sharp object.

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  ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – A man charged with operating an illegal online poker site that accepted the digital currency bitcoin has pleaded guilty. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1RheeJV) 36-year-old Bryan Micon will not be sentenced to any jail time as part of the plea he entered Monday morning in

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  WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — A Texas woman vanished while snorkeling off the northwestern coast of Curacao last week, and the local coast guard stopped looking for her after three days of fruitless searching, authorities reported Monday. Amanda Waller was last seen Thursday while swimming back to Curacao’s popular Cas Abao beach.

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World’s largest travel and leisure company granted U.S. licenses to operate direct U.S.-to-Cuba travel for the purpose of providing cultural exchangeCompany intends for fathom, its new purpose-travel brand, to begin full-week sailings to Cuba, beginning in May 2016, in addition to fathom’s full-week sailings to the Dominican Republic MIAMI, July

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  Planes, trains and automobiles—which are the easiest to hack? When passengers at Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport found themselves seriously delayed on June 21, they may have first suspected adverse weather conditions or mechanical trouble. But the reason planes were grounded was because the airline, Poland’s LOT, was being attacked

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