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FREDERIKSTED — The Defense Department will monitor installations in the Virgin Islands, 27 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico for mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus, according to a Pentagon memo released in March. Hoping to ward off spread of the potentially dangerous virus among troops

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NASSAU — Up to $1.8 billion would be needed to end poor housing conditions in six Caribbean nations, a new report reveals, launched during the Inter-American Development Bank‘s (IDB) annual meeting, held this year in the Bahamas. The State of Housing in Six Caribbean Countries, analysed between 2000 and 2015

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MIAMI — Claudio Hidalgo joins Sprint as president of the Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Region. Based in Miami, he will be responsible for sales strategy, network oversight, customer service, marketing communications and general operations supporting the full portfolio of Sprint products and services from enterprise to consumer

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CINCINNATI — After an investigation that began in 2014, four people have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges stemming from the sale of stolen Puerto Rican identities in Cincinnati and Fairfield. Oris Mercedes Baez Ramirez, 50, of Hamilton, Ramon E. Fuentes Morillo, 50, of Puerto Rico, and Cipriano Diaz,

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A thriving financial services industry that evolved over the last 30 years in the British Virgin Islands made it one of the most popular places in the world to form a corporation, turning a sleepy cluster of Caribbean islands into a global hub of finance.

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CHRISTIANSTED – Six beaches on St. Croix have failed water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday afternoon that Grapetree Bay, Cane Bay, Frederiksted public beach, Sprat Hall beach, Columbus landing and Princess

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           ARRESTED: Noelle Bishopel CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two people from Georgia were caught with a total of 15 kilos of marijuana in their luggage on St. Thomas, according to federal authorities. Sierra Wimberly, 25, and Noelle Bishopel, 27, each from Atlanta, made their initial appearances on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp approved tax benefits for a medical laboratory and three financial services firms. He recently signed off on agreements reached by the V.I. Economic Development Authority with Castle Medical, CD Paradise Holdings, Alpha Mortgage Advisors and Prosperitas Holdings. Castle Medical on St. Thomas will offer

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Lakeitha Toya Crabtree CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas said a woman died from injuries she sustained before they arrived on the scene of a disturbance at a gas station in Estate Contant yesterday. Police were initially called about an unruly woman near the Gottlieb Quick Way Gas Station

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PHILLIPSBURG — The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has uncovered numerous shark-related products, including shark fin soup, being sold at various establishments around Sint Maarten. Over the past few weeks, the foundation made an inventory of shark products being sold at restaurants, supermarkets and individual stores at various locations. “Unfortunately, we

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